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Spring Cleaning with a Meaning


When the last paper has been submitted and finals wrap at the end of Homewood campus's spring semester, students vacate their rooms and set their sights on summer.  Before they completely check out there is the dreaded and often-wasteful task of moving, but thanks to collaborative partnerships, move-out grows more and more sustainable each year.

Goodwill trucks were set-up immediately outside residence halls throughout move-out to accept clothing, shoes, and housewares donations. Food and toiletries were collected in bins set up in the lobbies and donated to Project PLASE, a Baltimore based non-profit serving individuals through transitional and permanent housing programs. 

Thousands of pounds of valuable goods were donated to local non-profits in need rather than sent to the incinerator. We're proud of our Homewood students for their commitment to give back sustainably and responsibly.

Eco-Smart Highlight
As Homewood Field upgrades and phases out old plastic turf, Athletics is taking a sustainable approach. The turf carpet and other materials will be recycled, potentially becoming batting cages, dog parks, or home landscaping projects. With prominent recycling bins, a green roof, and now turf recycling, we're grateful for our Athletics partners committed to responsible and sustainable management.
In the News
Excited for the return of Farmers' Markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) with this warmer weather? So are we! In addition to the numerous city and community markets, Hopkins hosts a number of our own. Check out the recent Hub roundup for all the details. Supporting local agriculture is important environmentally and economically - and of course delicious. See you there!
Eco-Smart Tip
We often forget what a precious resource clean water is. There's nothing quite so refreshing and important in hot weather. This summer, choose to Take Back the Tap and drink sustainably. That means bringing a reusable water bottle everywhere, using a rain barrel, using JHU's dual-flush toilets properly, going meatless 1 day a week, and avoiding sugar-sweetened drinks, whose production is more water-intensive. Drink up!
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