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Sustainability

Give+Go

Give and Go programWhat you don't want, someone else might need. Give+Go is an annual program designed to gather used goods students leave behind at the end of the year and bring them to local and regional nonprofits, where they can be either reused or resold. This program diverts tons of material from the landfill and gives Skidmore students an opportunity to give back to their community. More than 100 tons of material have been diverted from entering the landfill and are instead donated to local, regional and international agencies.

In years past, Skidmore has partnered with the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Skidmore-Haiti Initiative, CAPTAIN Program and the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) to collect and donate goods.

Give+Go donations waiting for pickupAt the end of the year, collection bins are placed around campus and students are asked to donate unwanted clothing, furniture, household items and food. Then approximately 30 staff, faculty and student volunteers collect the items and coordinate with Goodwill and B.E.S.T. to donate and reuse them.

Since 2007, Give+Go has had measurable effects in the Skidmore and Saratoga community, decreasing Skidmore's environmental impact and helping local organizations and community members.

Please contact Sustainable Skidmore if you would like to volunteer during the Give+Go and help in our effort to give back to the community.

2018 Schedule

Underclass move-out, May 7–12
During move-out, collection bins will be located in designated residence hall lounges to collect donations, as well as to return Dining Hall dishes and flatware. Goodwill collection bins can also be found in the Jonsson Tower parking lot and outside of McClellan and Howe-Rounds halls.

Senior move-out, May 14–20
During move-out, collection bins will be located in all apartment laundry rooms to collect donations, as well as to return Dining Hall dishes and flatware. Goodwill collection bins can also be found in Jonnson Tower parking lot and throughout the North Woods and Sussman Apartment villages.

What can I donate? What can I recycle?

Clothing, shoes, and accessories

Unopened food

Unopened body-care products

Small appliances and electronics

Sporting goods

Bedding, fans, lamps, and room décor

Plastics labeled #1–7

Glass

Metals

Cardboard

Paper products