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FC: Saving the Landfills from Couches, Lamps, and College Textbooks

1: A photo essay by Jessica Goodwin Biology 1260 MWF 8:00

2: At the end of every semester across the country, thousands of college students are throwing out perfectly usable items simply because they either no longer have a need or room for them. | 1

3: Dumpsters will be seen all over campus overflowing with furniture, clothing, TVs, kitchen appliances, and other items that you could find in a typical college dorm. | 2

4: Even the schools themselves are guilty of this!

5: Just recently, the Donovan Hall on campus got all new furniture for the common rooms. Here you can see the old furniture sitting outside waiting to be moved to the dumpsters

6: All these usable items will go from the trash | to the dumpsters | to the landfills | 3 | 5

7: So what can we do to turn this | ? | 6

8: Simple!

9: 7

10: Across the country, programs are being started up on college campuses in an attempt to keep usable items out of the dumpsters | 8

11: These programs collect any usable but unwanted items from the students | 9

12: 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | These programs collect anything from sports equipment and office supplies | to clothing and text books!

13: All of the items collected will go to a "Free Store" on campus where any student can come and get any item FOR FREE | This will keep all of these perfectly usable items out of the trash and will prevent the students from having to spend a fortune at department stores! | 14

14: This will keep all of these perfectly usable items out of the trash and will prevent the students from having to spend a fortune at department stores! | 15

15: Any left over items will be donated to shelters and other charitable organizations. | 16

16: I chose to do my photo essay on the Trash 2 Treasure program because it felt very relevant to me. As a freshman in college, I am new to the whole experience but loving it. By the time I graduate, I hope to be able to leave some kind of lasting mark on the school. I decided this was the topic I wanted to research because I thought this program could be the way I could leave my mark. I hoped to learn more about it and talk to schools that already had this program in place. Through my research, mostly emailing heads of the program at different schools, I found close to no negative comments about it. There would definitely be some kinks to work out, but this program really seems like a good way to help reduce the footprint of this campus.

17: Picture Sources 1. http://i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/dc/book-stacking2-2-8-09.jpg 2.http://paperboat.studiopod.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/dumpster625may21.jpg 3. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=107vrs5&s=7 4. http://oceanworld.tamu.edu/resources/environment-book/groundwatercontamination.html 5. http://charleston.thedigitel.com/offbeat/college-charleston-strikes-back-against-move-out-t-39371-0526 6. http://www.cornerproject.org/2008/05/06/thank-you-mailman-school-of-public-health/ 7. http://www.shark-office.com/services.html 8. http://www.usna.edu/MWR/gearrental.htm 9. http://www.brianoliu.com/blog/?p=241 11. http://everydayoriginals.com/2011/11/02/organized-dresser-drawers/ 12. http://www.sundancechannel.com/sunfiltered/2011/05/hoosier-indiana-university-reuse-intiative/ 13. http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/sustainability/page97136.html 14. http://money.howstuffworks.com/personal-finance/debt-management/foreclosure1.htm 15.http://www.shark-office.com/services.html 16.http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=107vrs5&s=7

22: As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. -John Muir

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  • By: Jessica G.
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  • Title: Trash 2 Treasure
  • A photo essay on the growing drive on college campuses across the country to prevent usable items from being thrown away at the end of the semester.
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