Earth Week 2015
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Project Move Out 2015 took place from May 7 - May 11. Project Move Out is a collaborative effort between the Office of Civic Engagement and Leadership Development, University Residences, and the Office of Sustainability on campus, and will take place this year from Thursday May 8th to Tuesday May 12th. Each year for the last 15 years, Project Move Out distributes students’ donated items to organizations in the Greater Lafayette Area. Donated items include electronics, furniture, shoes, food, clothing, winter coats, and luggage.
Boiler Volunteer Network successfully completed the 15th annual Project Move Out which allowed students to donate items such as food, clothing, electronics, books, furniture, and luggage to families and organizations in need when they moved out of the residence halls at the end of the spring semester.
Project Move Out benefits local community members and is an annual effort to divert items from landfill disposal. Both staff and students come out for this event to unload and sort the donated items.
This most recent Project Move Out resulted in the largest amount of waste redirected from the dorms. In 2015 we diverted 48,299 pounds of waste, compared to 2014: 40,456, and 2013: 46,829 pounds.