In the 2013 Campus Sustainability Council Report, Tufts committed to increasing the amount of items that are reused at the university as part of its broader waste reduction efforts and commitment to fostering a cradle-to-cradle economy. Tufts’ Freecycle Elist was created by Eco-Ambassador Stacie Simon and is an important tool for increasing the reuse of items at the university by diverting still functional equipment, furniture, and supplies from the waste stream.
The elist provides a platform for exchanging items that individuals or offices at Tufts no longer need but might be of use to others, and it is open to all members of the Tufts community. The elist can be used for the exchange of work-related items or personal items – all for free.
Examples of items that might be exchanged include the following:
- AV equipment (not owned by TTS)
- Lab equipment (not owned by school)
- Office lamps
- Bookshelves and filing cabinets
- Computer chairs
- Appliances for kitchenettes/breakrooms
- Personal copiers/printers
- Office workstations and desks
- Conference tables
- Area rugs
- Office supplies (e.g. printer cartridges, file folders)
- Children’s items and toys
- Personal electronics (e.g. printers, TVs)
- Home furniture
Click here to sign up for the elist, and search for the Freecycle list. Once you have subscribed to the list, you will be able to send messages to the group regarding items you would like to freecycle and receive messages from others. Messages should include an item description, location, and photo (if available).