Everything contingency go—back to you
August 29, 2014 - storage organizer
The tumble move-in duration is in full pitch on campus, yet students won’t have to go distant to batch adult all kinds of dorm room essentials and other items. For that, they can appreciate their fellow Huskies.
The sixth-annual student-run Trash2Treasure yard sale will be hold in a Curry Student Center Ballroom on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sustainability is during a heart of a yearly Welcome Week event—organizers collect neglected yet still useful equipment from students during a open move-out period, put them in storage for a summer, and afterwards sell them behind to a Northeastern community in a tumble during a low cost. You can follow T2T on Twitter and Facebook for some-more information.
Funds lifted during a yard sale, that is money only, will support student organizations on campus, according to fourth-year student and lead organizer Helen Ramsay, S/DMSB’16.
“Every year this eventuality gets bigger and bigger,” she said.
Ramsay is on a Trash2Treasure committee within a Husky Environmental Action Team, a student-run organization focused on environmental sustainability and campus-wide CO neutrality initiatives. HEAT launched Northeastern’s T2T program 6 years ago when a student leaders recognized that so many dorm equipment are mostly trashed during open move-out. The yard sale is a approach to revoke rubbish and educate a Northeastern community about sustainability.
So, what form of gently-used things will be available? Trash2Treasure will feature a annual abundance of kitchenware and dorm décor, as good as sports equipment, rugs, and various electronics. Some singular equipment embody costumes of characters from a film Top Gun and Michael Jackson gloves, an XBOX 360, and a set of examination equipment. In a spring, someone even donated a cactus, yet it won’t be on sale Sunday; organizers figured locking it adult in storage over a summer would emanate a irritated situation.
Said cactus was among a 15,899 pounds of donated equipment Trash2Treasure organizers collected from students this past spring. Non-perishable food was donated to a Greater Boston Food Bank, and garments were given to internal organizations and nonprofits. Bedding equipment were donated to an animal shelter. The rest—it’s yours for a shopping during Trash2Treasure.
Ramsay offering some recommendation for back-to-school shoppers: get there early to equivocate a longer lines, yet prices could dump as a eventuality winds down. Unsold equipment will be donated to internal community organizations or properly recycled.
“Don’t go out and buy Tupperware,” she said. “You can always get it during Trash2Treasure.”