Green Move-Out 2016

 

Zero Waste and Logistics Coordinator Kris Ferguson (pictured) helped organize the three-week Green Move-Out period in 2015.

 

Green Move-Out, a major university initiative, makes the residence hall move-out process more environmentally- and community-friendly through a multifaceted donation drive. During move-out, students drop items such as bedding and linens, , non-perishable food items, clothing, and books in boxes in residence halls labeled with a Green Move-Out sticker. These items are then bagged and donated to local charity partners. This initiative is only made possible through the support of an unprecedented partnership of students, staff, faculty, and sponsors. Green Move-Out occurs every May. Questions regarding Green Move-Out can be emailed to greenout@gwu.edu.

Go green and commit to sustainable practices by volunteering with Green Move-Out. This initiative makes the residence hall move-out process more environmentally, and community-friendly through a multifaceted donation drive. Green Move-Out is only made possible through the support of student and staff volunteers. Volunteers will assist in bagging the items that are donated so that they can be donated to our local charity partners.

Green Move-Out volunteers must complete a minimum of three shifts. If volunteers would like extended stay housing, at least one of these shifts must be after May 11th.  

If you would like more information or have questions about Green Move-Out, please visit the Green Move-Out website or email greenout@gwu.edu. If you would like to sign up to be a Green Move Out volunteer, please visit this link: Green Move Out

In 2015, George Washington University students’ discarded items totaling more than 43,000 pounds that were repackaged and reused thanks to the university-wide Green Move-Out program. Following three weeks of collecting, the bounty was donated to local organizations, Community Recycling,Turning the Page and Capital Area Food Bank, where it was distributed or resold locally and around the world.

In 2015, the program had 150 volunteers. Community Recycling received 34,206 pounds of bedding, clothing and other materials. Capital Area Food Bank received 4,079 pounds of canned and nonperishable goods. And Turning the Page received 550 pounds of books and CDs.