This week: Get your sustainability on

Aug. 31, 2016 – BOSTON, MA. – Michael Shen, S’19, Marley Arborico, S’19, and Zachary Marcus, E’19, prepare for the Trash to Treasure event outside the Curry Student Center at Northeastern University on Aug. 31, 2016. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

This week: Get your sustainability on

You might know the Trash2Treasure student organization from the wildly popular yard sales it hosts at the beginning of each semester. Students line up hours in advance to buy all kinds of items that their peers previously donated during move-out periods. It’s all in the name of sustainability and reducing waste.

Now, Trash2Treasure is branching out. Beginning Monday, the student group is hosting a weeklong slate of events designed to inspire discussions, raise greater awareness about sustainability, and highlight environmentally focused initiatives taking places across campus. T2T is collaborating with a number of other offices and student groups to host the scheduled events and film screenings.

“Trash2Treasure is known for our sale events, and this is a way for us to expand on that and get out of our comfort zone,” said Trash2Treasure President Sally Kramer, E’19. “This is a week of educational programs for students to highlight opportunities to take steps to be more environmentally conscious in their everyday lives.”

Northeastern’s Sustainability Efforts

Click on the items on the globe to learn more about what Northeastern is doing to create a more sustainable environment.

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By 2050, Northeastern has committed to reduce it’s carbon footprint by 80% relative to the 2005 baseline.

Here is a full rundown of events. Among the featured events:

  • Mon | 11:45am – 01:15pm | Environmental Sustainability Panel
    On Monday, professors and students will participate in a panel discussion focused on the harmful environmental impact of plastics around the globe. The event will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in 440 Curry Student Center.
  • Wed | 11:00am – 01:30pm | Sustainable Companies Fair
    On Wednesday, T2T will host a Sustainable Companies Fair from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Curry Student Center Indoor Quad, where companies and startups will discuss their sustainability efforts and highlight opportunities to be environmentally conscious in our everyday lives. Northeastern’s Office of Energy Management will also be distributing LED lamps.
  • Thu | 07:00pm – 08:00pm | Environmental Justice Workshop
    On Thursday, zero-waste advocate Olivia Lapierre will host a workshop involving discussions on climate justice activism and environmental racism. The event will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Center for Intercultural Engagement in the Curry Student Center.