In May of 2009 REthink Wisconsin members volunteered their time with We Conserve to set up the very first “University Housing Moveout Recycling and Donation Event.” In Sellery, Witte, and Cole Beach residence halls, Rethink members helped students donate and recycle their unwanted stuff as they moved out. REthink’s focus was to make the move out process go as smooth and as green as possible!
REthink, We Conserve, University Housing and students continue this event by donating unwanted items every year to St. Vincent De Paul. Since 2009 this campaign has expanded to all of the dormitories on the University today. The Housing Movement is focused on helping the community while also helping students sort trash and recycling properly.
For a guide on environmentally friendly moving tips check out Green Your Move by the Wisconsin DNR.