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 sixth 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:
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS THIS YEAR!
This year during move out (May 6th-12th), New2U collection tents were placed in ALL RESIDENTIAL AREAS on campus (not including North Village Apartments nor Lincoln Apartments)!
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!
DON'T FEED THE TRASH MONSTER; DONATE YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS TO NEW2U!
Want to help make next year's New2U Move-Out Collection or this year's tag sale a success? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Summer 2019 New2U Interns:
Hiring is closed for the summer. Three students will help us test, organize and price items in preparation for the New2U Tag Sale. Compensation: $15 per hour, 10 hours per week.
Fall 2019 New2U Tag Sale Location:
The Fall 2019 New2U Tag Sale (6th Annual) has a new location this year in the Curry Hicks Cage located just through the tunnel and up the hill from Southwest Residential Area.
The tag sale will be taking place in the gymnasium.
Curry Hicks Cage front entrance:
Fall 2019 New2U Tag Sale Date and Time:
The Fall 2019 New2U Tag Sale will take place Sunday, September 1st from 8am - 6pm in the Curry Hicks Cage. 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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