Dump $ Run Fiesta

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hey again!

Yet another week wraps up here in uOttawa’s Sustainable Development office, and man, has it ever been busy. This week, we were sorting and folding up a storm to try and get all of the diverted waste from the Dump and Run organized and ready to be donated. There’s still a lot to be done, but we are leaps and bounds farther down the line than we were on Monday. There are clothes that need folding, dishes that need washing and a whole bunch of miscellaneous items that need a purpose (once we figure out exactly what they are, mind you). Our hopes are that we’ll have everything done by the end of next week, at which point there will be photos and videos aplenty to share!

It’s been a remarkable experience just seeing the sheer volume of items that we are diverting from landfills and knowing that deserving people will be getting some much-needed items to boot. At the same time, though, realizing that a lot of the stuff that’s being thrown out has never been used or worn is a bit disheartening. However, I’ll choose to focus on the positive side for now, and work on finding a solution for the negative one.


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