The New2U Move-out Collection and Move-In Tag Sale is a waste reduction program that is created, organized and run by students and supported by Residential Life, Physical Plant, and many other partners across the campus. In 2013, Campus Sustainability Fellows saw just how much waste can be generated when over 13,000 students move out at the end of each year. At the time, most of the items that were being thrown in a dumpster were only lightly used, or even new! A dedicated group of student sustainability leaders decided they must create an innovative solution to this problem, and so the idea of New2U was born.
The New2U team of student volunteers and campus staff collects unwanted items like clothing, futons, lamps, and TVs from across campus each spring during move-out, and resells these collected items each fall during a move-in tag sale. Now in it's fifth year, New2U is able to sell thousands of new or gently used items back to students, faculty, and staff at affordable prices! Since the program's inception, New2U has been able to divert over 80,000 pounds of items from being sent to a landfill.
The program is organized by students and is a collaboration between student leadership, the Physical Plant, Residential Life, the Office of Waste Management, Moving Services, and New Student Orientation. The program initially received planning assistance from the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN), a non-profit that helps students create zero waste solutions on college campuses. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund future New2U events and other projects that are funded by the Sustainability Innovation and Engagement Fund.
Spring 2019 New2U Move-Out Collection:
This year during move out (May 6th-12th), New2U will be offering collection tents in ALL RESIDENTIAL AREAS on campus (not including North Village Apartments nor Lincoln Apartments)!
DON'T FEED THE TRASH MONSTER; DONATE YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS TO NEW2U!
Want to help make this year's New2U Move-Out Collection a success? Email email@example.com!
Summer 2019 New2U Interns:
We are hiring 3 passionate students this summer, apply online today! Help us test, organize and price items in preparation for the New2U Tag Sale. Compensation: $15 per hour, 10 hours per week.
We also offer FREE extended stay in Residence Halls for students who volunteer from Friday May 10th - Sunday May 12th. Email umass.new2U@gmail.com if you are interested!
Fall 2018 New2U Tag Sale:
The Fall 2018 New2U Tag Sale (5th Annual) was the largest and most successful yet! Final sale revenue totaled $13,229.88! 100% of tag sale revenue is given to the Sustainability Fund for supporting future projects on campus.
Fall 2019 New2U Tag Sale:
The Fall 2019 New2U Tag Sale will take place Sunday, September 1st from 8am - 6pm in the Student Union Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public!
Early Bird Special: Pay $5 for the early bird special (free to International Students) from 8am - 9am for early access to all tag sale items. Free entry after 9am for everyone.
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