For many Terps, financial insecurity is a huge barrier to their health and wellbeing.
Resources like the Student Crisis Fund help to alleviate some of that pressure with direct financial support to students, but the Terp to Terp Campus ReUse Store aims to provide material goods to students while also supporting campus sustainability waste diversion goals.
According to research, the average college student produces 640 pounds of waste per year they are enrolled in university, including furniture, decor, and temporarily used items, while an average of 230 tons of waste is produced during the move-out period each semester.
Since May 2021, the Campus ReUse store has accepted donations of new and gently used items (small appliances, kitchen/cooking items, room accessories, clothing and more) and redistributed them to Terps in need. Every item is available free of charge to UMD students, and additional items are donated to local nonprofits. Funds supporting the Terp to Terp Campus ReUse Store will assist with operating expenses and day-to-day management of the store.
This initiative helps to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
As of August 2023
18,502 pounds diverted from landfill
8,226 pounds distributed
Cultivate a culture of sustainability with a gift to the Terp to Terp Campus ReUse Store today!
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