April / May 2021
Volume 4, Issue 8/9

Sustainable Move-Out

Howdy Ags! We know that all of you are working hard to finish assignments and study for finals. Many of you are likely already beginning to pack up your rooms in preparation for move-out. Have you started going through your room and realized there are things you no longer want or need? Well, we have a solution for you to make your move-out as convenient and sustainable as possible!

Donate, Don’t Dump

Donate, Don’t Dump is a campaign hosted to collect durable goods from residents each year. Trailers and containers are placed around campus to provide residents a convenient drop-off location to donate any household items they no longer wish to own. Below you can find a list of the donation locations and examples of accepted items.

A cartoon of a female student going through donatable items is shown.

A cartoon of a female student going through donatable items is shown.

Locations:

  • Trailer in Lot 30 C (Near Hullabaloo and Davis-Gary Halls)
    • Collection Partner: Goodwill
    • Trailer will be unlocked daily, except Sunday, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • Collection will run through Friday, May 7th
  • POD container on the sidewalk next to Appelt Hall
    • Collection Partner: Goodwill
    • Container will be unlocked daily, except Sunday, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • Collection will run through Friday, May 7th
  • Gray bin inside White Creek Activity Center
    • Collection Partner: St. Vincent de Paul
    • Collection will run through Saturday, May 15th
  • Gray bin inside Gardens Apartments Community Center
    • Collection Partner: Salvation Army
    • Collection will run through Saturday, May 15th

Grocery Give & Grab

In the spring of 2019, Residence Life launched a new sustainability initiative called Grocery Give & Grab (G3). G3 is a program designed to collect potential food waste from residents and combat food insecurity. Residents are able to donate any unopened, unexpired, nonperishable food at large gray bins placed throughout campus. Other students are encouraged to take what they need from any bins at any time, no questions asked. Any food that remains is donated to the Brazos Valley Food Bank to assist individuals and families in our community. Since G3 was started, we have donated over 550 lbs. of food! Below you will find a list of locations where the gray G3 bins are located along with examples of donatable items.

Signage placed on Grocery Give & Grab (G3) bins

Signage placed on Grocery Give & Grab (G3) bins.

Locations:

  • Hullabaloo 24 Hr. Desk
  • Commons 24 Hr. Desk
  • White Creek Activity Center
  • Gardens Apartments Activity Center
  • Study Spectacular Locations***
    • Hullabaloo Room 117
    • Commons Room 109
    • White Creek Community Center Room 105

*** Please note that Study Spectacular G3 locations will only be up through 5 pm Friday, May 7th.

Examples of Donatable Items:

  • Applesauce or fruit cups
  • Crackers
  • Pasta
  • Canned vegetables or fruit
  • Granola bars
  • Chips
  • Cookies and candy

Any questions, comments, or concerns about Donate, Don’t Dump or Grocery Give & Grab can be directed to sustainability@reslife.tamu.edu.

 

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