During Move-Out Madness event, students may exchange, not trash, reusable goods

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 12:01pm
Western Today staff

Every year at Western Washington University, students throw away a large amount of reusable goods, such as furniture, electronics and household items. Instead of letting those items hit the landfills, the WWU Office of Sustainability and the AS Recycle Center want to put them in the hands of new, happy owners.

To accomplish that, the two groups are holding a Move-Out Madness community-based materials exchange June 12 in the Fairhaven upper field on campus.

Students should bring all of their reusable goods to the Fairhaven fields between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. June 12 for drop off or exchange. Community members may browse through the field full of reusable goods and take home -- free of charge -- anything that grabs their fancy. Donations for items taken will be accepted but are not required.

Everyone is invited. Performing live throughout the day will be The Hollywood Farmers and We Are Trees.

Western Washington University is committed to reducing its environmental impact both on campus and in the community by working for a Zero-Waste Western.