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Louise Gava, Coordinator of Sustainability Projects at St. Lawrence University, talks strategy with SLU ReUse employees and volunteers. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Louise Gava, Coordinator of Sustainability Projects at St. Lawrence University, talks strategy with SLU ReUse employees and volunteers. Photo: Zach Hirsch

SLU crew rescues graduation goodies

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It's graduation season, and all over the country there's a mass exodus out of the dorms. Students often leave a lot of stuff behind - things like futons, lamps, TVs, and other items that are difficult to pack.

At St. Lawrence University, one group is trying to rescue those items before they get tossed in the dumpster. SLU ReUse salvages, donates, and resells students' leftovers. They've even opened a small thrift store on campus.

Zach Hirsch tagged along with the SLU ReUse team on the big senior move-out day, and he produced this audio postcard.

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Ron Rogers leans against salvageable leftovers. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Ron Rogers leans against salvageable leftovers. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Returnable beer cans and bottles, rescued from the dumpster. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Returnable beer cans and bottles, rescued from the dumpster. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Some items, like this couch, are just too weathered to be resold or donated.  Photo: Zach Hirsch
Some items, like this couch, are just too weathered to be resold or donated. Photo: Zach Hirsch

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