Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Yes! Examinations are coming to a close and because I am not studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I am ecstatic that second year is almost over and that summer will soon officially begin.

For those of you in residence, you may be relieved that your parents are on their way to collect you and bring you to your hometown OR they are coming to move you into another apartment for the summer months. Either way, the process of moving is stressful especially if you do not have a parent with a truck. Once the backseat gets filled, your father will start complaining about all the clothing you have accumulated over the semester and will start to threaten you with garbage bags. If this happens, and you are forced to leave some things behind, tell your father to put those garbage bags away and that Dump and Run will gladly take your stuff.

We’re collecting basically everything in decent condition: your half empty cleaning supplies, gently worn clean clothing, books, kitchenware, etc. The Sustainability Office will pick these things up and sort through it all; sending what it can to local charities and the rest is used in our infamous free stores.

On the topic of REUSING, May brings Great Glebe Garage sales as well as flowers. I’ve been told it’s quite the event, spanning 10 blocks of the Glebe neighbourhood. Not only does this encourage the reuse of objects rather than throwing them away- but some of the proceeds are given to the Ottawa Food bank, encouraging social sustainability in our local community. Simply jump on the 1 or 7 bus on May 28th and they will take you to the heart of Glebe. Walking, Biking or Public Transport is encouraged due to limited parking availability and to keep streets safe during this busy time. For more information, click here

REDUCE, REUSE and then Recycle.


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