Trash to Treasure

Recipient:

Department of Resident Life, Resident Hall Association's Sustainability Committee

Amount:

$10,000

The Department of Resident Life and the Resident Hall Association’s Sustainability Committee were able to expand the Trash to Treasure program for the 2012 Residence Hall closing.  Four external donation stations and eleven internal donation stations were set up to reach a large number of students. Carts purchased with the grant allowed student volunteers to collect and transport items from residence halls to locations where they were picked up and donated. Items were donated to Goodwill and Capital Area Food Bank, as well as to Terrapin Trader and ACE Recycling. Trash to Treasure is looking to expand to more residences and to increase student awareness of the program in the future.