Think Green and Give
Think Green and Give is a charitable collection event in which gently used, clean clothing and household items, and nonperishable unopened food/toiletries are collected at the end of the academic year when students move out of the residence halls for the summer.
PROBLEM: Colleges and universities nationwide generate up to 100 tons of additional trash during spring move-out. Many of those items can be donated/reused.
SOLUTION: Students are given the opportunity to drop off unwanted and REUSABLE items.
- Donations - Go to those in need
- Students pack a lighter load as they head out for summer
- REUSE - go green and be part of the solution
America's Disabled and local food pantries are recipients of Think Green and Give.
Door To Door Storage & Moving provides storage containers for the Water Tower Campus collection. Residence Life, Facilities Management and Office of Sustainability collaborate to organize this annual event.
And amazing student volunteers take the time to help collect, sort and record donations.
2012 Think Green and Give
Results are in! All items are donated to those in need and diverted from a landfill.
- 3,607 pounds of unwanted gently used clothing and small household items donated
- 2,624 items of nonperishable, unopened food and toiletries donated
2011 Think Green and Give
Results: 3,528 lbs of clothing and household goods diverted the landfill and will be reused as intended!
Most frequently expressed observation by student volunteers that helped sort and record donated items: "Why so much stuff?"
Donated food items are tallied and we do not total the weights as the packages come in many different sizes. Results
- 464 canned food items
- 898 dried food items
- 264 various toiletries
2010 Think Green and Give
From May 5 to May 8th, Loyola students took action and donated appropriate unwanted items to America's Disabled and local food pantries as part of the 2010 charitable collection event.
In order to track how much Think Green and Give is diverting from landfills, an amazing crew of student spent many hours collecting, sorting and recording donated items.
2010 Summary and Results
Held during finals (spring move-out)
- Collection bins available 24 hours per day for four days at three locations
2,062 pounds of clothing and small household items were donated
192 canned food items donated
462 dried food items donated
161 miscellaneous toiletries donated