This year our AIAS team kicked off the first second-hand supply store!
After every academic year students from all years have a moment where they hold up their barely used ruler, and ask themselves, “do I need this anymore?” …followed by a smash in the trash can. Rhode Island School of Design collects a total of 3 tons of garbage every year, ranging from perfectly good sheet material, tools, monitors, paintings, models, etc. This waste needs to STOP!
After the 2015-2016 academic year, our AIAS team went throughout the BEB and collected materials being thrown out. You would be surprised with the materials they found. Brand new monitors, printers, tools, paints, Mayline Parallel Rulers, cutting mats.. and much more. The materials were sifted through, priced and arranged on the 4th floor, for a two-week-long supply sale. The AIAS store was WIPED OUT within a week! Students were ecstatic to buy lightly used materials at a fraction of the price.
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Upcoming MeetingTuesday, October 13th, 2015 6:30pm room 106 BEB
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