VIDEO: Waste Not, want not
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 19:28
At the end of the school year, student move-out can be rushed, and often students leave behind or throw away many useful dorm items.
At Wesleyan University, a program called Waste Not is committed to making the end of the school year more environmentally friendly. Waste Not volunteers collect items -- including televisions, refrigerators, lamps, clothing, non-perishable food items, sheets and blankets -- from designated areas in each residence on campus. After collection, Waste Not organizes these items and prepares them to be sold at the beginning of the following school year.
The work is substantial and rewarding. I couldn't believe the number of items collected! Take a look at the video above to see how amazingly productive a collection program like Waste Not can be!