Maybe you're considering launching a university surplus program, or your program is just beginning to get off the ground. Or maybe it's time to revisit your already-existing policy. No matter where you are in the process, you can help your school, your program — and make it easier on yourself! — by developing a [...]
No fixed asset can last forever, and buildings are no exception. Whether due to dwindling residual value or significant deterioration, there may come a time when the best strategy is to demolish a campus building. Once your institution has decided on demolition, however, you’re faced with the task of addressing all of the assets inside [...]
The focus on sustainability in higher education has become prevalent throughout the country. Institutions like the University of Central Florida and Ohio State University helped pioneer sustainability programs in the early 2000s, and since then, many other schools have followed suit. By 2013, more than 665 U.S. colleges and universities had publicly committed to [...]
Universities across the country continue to prioritize sustainability and a drive towards zero-waste among their top initiatives. According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), “the most successful campus waste reducers have established challenging waste reduction goals and are implementing broad and numerous initiatives to achieve those goals.1” From [...]
How proper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) can play a major role These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a student walking on a college or university campus without a cell phone. Whether listening to music, text messaging a friend, or looking up the menu for the dining hall, students notoriously rely on [...]
We love when our friends over at the University Surplus Property Association use their Facebook account to share ideas for reusing various items. It's amazing to see the many ways in which surplus property can find a new life. We'd thought we'd get in on the action and share some of our favorite finds with you. Wood [...]
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Learn more about how Colleges and Universities across the country are supporting sustainability goals through the redistribution and reuse of surplus property.
Does your College or University have a Surplus First Policy? Having a Surplus First policy can be extremely beneficial to any college or university striving to achieve sustainability or zero-waste goals. What is a Surplus First policy? Great question! Many institutions of higher education, like our friends at the University of Pittsburgh, have a [...]