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What's It All About?
 
Picture this: You just finished your last final and your plane is taking off tonight or your parents are coming to pick you up in three hours. You didn't pack your stuff yet because you were studying, right? And now you realize that you have way more than you can fit in that station wagon or check at the airport. A lot of it isn't really garbage -- someone could still use it -- but you don't have time to bring it someplace to donate it.
 
Sound familiar? This is the situation for most Rensselaer students at the end of the year. Sadly, a lot of perfectly good clothing, food, appliances, toiletries, etc. go right into the garbage -- and Rensselaer pays to landfill them!
 
Last year, the Greening of Rensselaer Initative piloted a new program in the residence halls to recover some of those reusable items. The Move-Out Collection involved collecting items through a set of bins in each dorm, sorting them, and distributing them to area charities.
 
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1999 Results
 
The second annual move-out collection was another great success
 
New features this year:
 
* Apartment collection locations were added.
* Community Warehouse collected unwanted furniture.
 
Adding these new programs made the collection a bigger job. Thanks so much to Stacey Ballard, Melinda Kane, Jaimie Radesi, Otto von Wachter, and Jim Adams for their help!
 
We were able to donate:
  • 60 bags of clothing, 8 boxes of shoes, 10 boxes of food, and 10 bags of household items to the Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany
  • 10 bags of linens to Joseph's House in Troy
  • 2 boxes of toiletries and small appliances to Mercy House in Albany
  • 4 boxes of books to the Albany County Jail
  • 2 truckloads of furniture to Eastern Rensselaer County Community Warehouse

 
Thanks so much for your donations! They were much appreciated!
 
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1998 Results
 
The first year of the program was a great success!
 
New features this year:
 
* Apartment collection locations were added.
* Community Warehouse collected unwanted furniture.
 
Adding these new programs made the collection a bigger job. Thanks so much to Stacey Ballard, Melinda Kane, Jaimie Radesi, Otto von Wachter, and Jim Adams for their help!
 
We were able to donate:
  • 40 garbage bags of clothing and 15 boxes of shoes and housewares to the Salvation Army
  • 20 cartons of food to Joseph's House, a homeless shelter in Troy
  • 5 cartons of books to the Albany County Jail
  • 3 boxes of toys, school supplies and craft supplies to the Ark, a community center in Troy
  • 1 large box of toiletries to the YWCA in Troy

 
Many thanks to the students who worked through the Greening Program, EcoLogic and Circle K to collect and sort these items!
 
Also, thanks to everyone who participated in the program by donating things. Doesn't it make you feel good to know that your extra ramen noodles are being eaten by someone in Troy instead of taking up space in a landfill?

 
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Steve Davis daviss@rpi.edu
(Greening Coordinator)
 
Webmaster: devrid@rpi.edu

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