Take It Or Leave It (TIOLI)

Take It Or Leave It (TIOLI) started as a team effort with the Ithaca College Environmental Society (ICES) to help reduce the amount of waste generated on campus when students move out after the spring semester. Just before students move out, we put TIOLI bins in at least one lounge in each dorm, and they can drop off things they don’t want to keep and pick up things they like.After we collect all of the bins, the food is donated to a local food bank and the clothes are donated to the Salvation Army or other local charities. The clothes that are collected in the bins and those left over are also donated to local charities.

As of fall 2015, all items collected have been donated to local charities: Finger Lakes Reuse, Catholic Charities and St. Pauli Textiles. 

Watch for the EcoReps to be managing TIOLI Shelves in the residence halls soon!