Leave Green sale helps environment, social causes

SUNY Oswego’s Leave Green sale continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday (May 24) and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (May 25) in the Campus Center’s Swetman Gymnasium.

Workers prepare for yard sale fundraiserThe end-of-year effort—organized in coordination with the Newman Center’s People Against Poverty—collects food, clothing, electronics, books and other goods from students before they leave Oswego each May. Food items go to area food pantries, and other items are sold in a three-day fundraiser for People Against Poverty or donated to the local Rescue Mission.

From left, SUNY Oswego senior childhood education majors Emily Fulfarr and Talia Harrison assist college Student Affairs staff members Christy Huynh and Alyssa Amyotte as they prepare for bargain-hunting community residents to arrive at the sale.

This year’s effort diverted seven tons of items from the waste stream, compared with 4.85 tons last year, according to the college’s sustainability coordinator, Jamie Adams, and sustainability engineer, Mike Lotito.

(Posted: May 23, 2013)