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EON Raises $9,000 for Charity with Tag Sale

Wesleyan's Environmental Organizers Network hosted a Waste Not! tag sale Sept. 5-7 inside the former Moconaughy Dining Hall.

Wesleyan's Environmental Organizers Network hosted a Waste Not! tag sale Sept. 5-7 inside the former Moconaughy Dining Hall.

EON collected usable items from students last spring and sold them in the sale.

EON collected usable items from students last spring and sold them in the sale.

Students stocked up on clothing, school supplies and furniture for the school year.

Students stocked up on clothing, school supplies and furniture for the school year.

EON raised more than $9,000 for local charities.

EON raised more than $9,000 for local charities.

Students walked away with bedding, books, kitchen supplies, microwaves and rugs.

Students walked away with bedding, books, kitchen supplies, microwaves and rugs.

All unsold items will be donated to GoodWill, Amazing Grace food pantry and the College in Prision Program. Left over electronics will be recycled. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

All unsold items will be donated to GoodWill, Amazing Grace food pantry and the College in Prision Program. Left over electronics will be recycled. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

Students Donate Used Goods to Waste Not

Wesleyan's Environmental Organizers Network (EON) collected thousands of reusable items from students leaving campus. EON will sell the items in a tag sale next fall. The sale will be open to the Wesleyan and local communities.

Wesleyan's Environmental Organizers Network (EON) collected thousands of reusable items from students leaving campus. EON will sell the items in a tag sale next September. The sale will be open to the Wesleyan and local communities.

Proceeds from the sale go to Amazing Grace (St. Vincent DePaul's food pantry), the CT River Watch Program's CT River Coastal Conservation District and Sustainability at Wesleyan.
Proceeds from the sale go to Amazing Grace (St. Vincent DePaul’s food pantry), the CT River Watch Program’s CT River Coastal Conservation District and Sustainability at Wesleyan.

Wesleyan Enters ‘RecycleMania’ Again

Between Jan. 18 and March 28, Wesleyan will once again join the more than 470 colleges and universities from across the country participating in RecycleMania, a national recycling and waste minimization competition. This is Wesleyan’s fourth year participating.

Wesleyan is participating in RecycleMania for the fourth time.

Wesleyan is participating in RecycleMania for the fourth time.

“Our goal is to make people aware of how much trash and recyclables they are generating, and to hopefully minimize waste and increase awareness about recycling,” says Jeff Miller, associate director for facilities management and chair of the Recycling and Waste Committee, a subcommittee of Wesleyan’s Sustainable Advisory Group for Environmental Stewardship. “We’re interested in measuring how much waste goes out of this campus.”

During the 10-week contest, Wesleyan will record the volume of paper, cardboard and glass/metals/plastics collected from most academic, administrative, on-campus student dormitory facilities and the Usdan University Center. Wesleyan also will record the amount of garbage.

Weekly measurements will be taken by