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Reducing Student Move-out Waste with the City

Alexi Lamm

Indiana University Office of Sustainability


60 miles to terre haute at 6 mpg
60 miles to Terre Haute at 6 mpg

UN Photo/Evan Schneider. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/


Hoosier to hoosier h2h aims to
Hoosier to Hoosier (H2H) aims to

  • divert reusable items from the landfill during student move-out,

  • prevent additional resource consumption by selling collected items to students and community members, and

  • raise funds for local charities and other organizations.


Second annual h2h sale
Second Annual H2H Sale

  • Collection: May-August

  • Storage: Semi-trailers

  • Sale Day: August 20, 2011

  • Sale Venue: IU Gladstein Fieldhouse


Why off campus
Why off-campus?

  • 75% of students live off-campus

    • 42,000 students

    • 11,000 on-campus housing

  • Landlords pay tipping fees

  • On-campus collection since 2002

    • 12 residence halls



Joint publicity
Joint Publicity

  • City Sustainability Coordinator on Steering Committee

  • City paper coverage


Resale trail
Resale Trail

Habitat ReStore

Average: $1,700

Actual: $5,100

St. Mark’s Extravaganza

Goal: $5,000

Actual: $8,000




Collection
Collection

IU Residence Halls

Rental Companies

  • Renaissance Rentals

  • Olympus Properties

  • Abode, Inc.

  • IU Real Estate

  • Jeanne Walters Realty

  • Parker Real Estate Mgmt.

  • Regency Mgmt Service

    Greek Houses

  • Alpha Delta Pi

  • Alpha Gamma Delta

  • Delta Delta Delta

  • Kappa AlphaTheta

  • Kappa Delta

  • Pi BetaPhi

  • Sigma Nu

  • Sigma Delta Tau

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon

  • ZetaTauAlpha


Challenges
Challenges

  • Coordinating Apartment Complexes

  • Individual pickup requests

    • Scheduling

    • Size of pickup

  • Drop-Offs

  • Bedbugs

  • Truck

  • Volunteers


Community support
Community Support

  • Volunteers

  • Trucks

    • Habitat

    • Jeanne Walters

  • Food

    • Swing-In Pizza

    • Mad Mushroom Pizza

    • Jimmy John’s

    • Bloomington Bagel Company


2010 figures 2011 figures
2010 Figures 2011 Figures

  • 900 shoppers

  • 100+ volunteers

  • $10,469 gross sales

  • Estimated 20 tons

  • 1,800 shoppers

  • 209 volunteers

  • $17,603 gross sales

  • 27 tons




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