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 2010, TIOLI is now a year-round program! The basement of Clarke Hall serves as the TIOLI room, which is staffed by our team of Eco-Reps during the week. The IC community is welcome to donate or take whatever they want when TIOLI is open. To get in, a whiteboard at the main entrance of Clarke will have the number of the Eco-Rep working who you can call to let you in.

Here is a sampling items that can frequently be found in TIOLI:

  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamps
  • Reusable coffee mugs and water bottles
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Clothing
  • Shower caddies
  • Tupperware
  • Cork/White boards

Be sure to check out TIOLI regularly, as inventory changes all the time, and you can always find something interesting! And don't forget to look for the bins in your dorm at the end of the semester!

Take It Or Leave It is an easy, convenient, FREE way to reduce your environmental impact by practicing the first of the four Rs: Reducing your waste and Reusing other items!