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USU Students Find Homes for Items, Help the Environment

Thursday, May. 16, 2013




Alexi Lamm


Sustainability Coordinator


Utah State University


Phone: (435) 797-9299


E-Mail: alexi.lamm@usu.edu



LOGAN - The 2013 True Blue Reuse Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the USU Student Living Center southeast parking lot at the corner of 1200 E. 1100 North.  Students and community members are invited to participate by shopping the sale.


The True Blue Reuse Sale is a reuse program that diverts reusable items from the landfill, prevents resource consumption by selling collected items and raises funds to support student sustainability efforts. The program allows students to donate reusable items, help the environment and provide for their neighbors in need at the same time.


Each campus housing unit provided space for students to donate food, housewares, clothes, office supplies, small appliances and electronics. Several off campus apartments collected items as well, including Cambridge Court, Old Farm, Bridgerland and Cobble Creek.


Food and unsold items will go to charity.                      


Beyond the immediate impact of waste reduction, True Blue has other important functions. It conserves the energy required to manufacture, transport and dispose of manufactured goods. It also enhances community aesthetics by reducing the amount of waste that students dispose on the curb and next to dumpsters and it provides an easy way for students to pass their usable items on to others.


True Blue is a partnership between the Students for Sustainability Club, Student Sustainability Office, Sustainability Council, Housing and Residence Life and Logan City.  Aside from a small percentage set aside for administrative costs associated with the sale the following year, all proceeds from the sale will benefit student sustainability efforts.


For more information or volunteer registration, visit the USU sustainability website.


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