What did your #earthday look like? I had the opportunity to volunteer with friends for a pilot project called Operation Separation. The project is aimed at diverting as much waste as possible from a landfill at Chancellors Way, a private off-campus complex for University of Guelph students. The building houses over 800 students, and during the last weeks of April, approximately 300-400 students move out. The images displayed to illustrate a small fraction of a two-hour window from today, but highlight the “move out madness” that students face each year.
Items such as non-perishable foods are donated to the local Food Bank, while furniture, clothing, and appliances in good condition will be donated to Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity Guelph. Our efforts were also geared towards proper sorting of recyclable and compostable items. It was a great, eye-opening experience. If you have a couple hours, I encourage you to #HelpSortItOut!
Want to get involved? From April 20-30, Operation Separation - Chancellors Way will be hosting this pilot project at Chancellors to help guide students who are moving out to donate, reuse or properly sort items that they no longer want. More information here, https://www.guelphmercury.com/community-story/8403027-pulling-treasure-from-the-trash-pilot-project-launches-in-guelph/