ReUSE Fall 2015!

Get excited for what ReUSE has in STORE (yes, pun intended) for you this semester! That’s right, we are opening up a store this month. Located in the newly constructed MLK Jr. Student Union, it will be the first of its kind. If you’re interested in getting involved, shoot us an email at Otherwise, stay tuned because you won’t be able to resist our wide selection of reusable items in the store and in ReUSE stations!

The ReUSE Team!

ReUSE presents: Matthew Levesque!


In partnership with ASUC Sustainability Team (STeam), we are proud to invite Matthew Levesque, Director of SF based NGO Building Resources and an expert in reuse, to give an interactive talk on creative ways to reuse materials and the importance of reuse in a sustainable future! Our guest speaker will provide insights on multiple aspects of reuse, from demonstrations of practical implementations to discussions about the emerging market for reuse.

Haas School of Business C230

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP on our Facebook event page:


**free Chipotle**

Info Session & Application

This is a reminder of our first info session of the semester! It will be held tonight Wednesday, September 18 @ 7:00 pm in 110 Wheeler (the location is changed) Hope to see everyone there!

Join the team

During the info session, we will be going over what we do, and how to get more involved. We will be looking for volunteers as well as innovative leaders to apply for our newly founded human resources, marketing and strategic planning committees.

Mini-Exchange Fair

Bring something interesting that you do not need anymore that perhaps someone else could use! We will also bring some free supplies for everyone.

Don’t worry if you cannot make it; a ppt covering what we discussed and details about the application process will be posted below.

Apply now!
Application Deadline: Friday 9/20, 9:00 PM

Fall 2013 Reader Giveaway was a hit again!

Every semester, thousands of new readers are printed and bought by students. At the end of each semester, all these perfectly good readers become obsolete and are thrown away or recycled.

Then ReUSE came! Green-minded and hardworking ReUSErs have rescued thousands of readers from being wasted and given them away to students FOR FREE!

This semester we held the event @ Dwinelle Plaza on 9/3 and 9/5. Here are some highlights. Thanks to all who came and volunteered!
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Thank you for donating clothing, and join our summer crew!

Move Out Clothing Collection

Thanks everyone for donating your clothing and readers to our Move-Out Collection effort! Together we can keep saving useful material from the landfill.

If you are around this summer and would like to help out sorting the clothing and readers (and get first dibs on both!), send us an email at and we will let you know when our summer events are! We need a summer crew, and are looking for young (freshman and sophomore) leaders as well!

End of the semester: donate your readers at Moffitt Library, dorms, and I-House!

As the end of the semester races towards us like a wild stallion, don’t forget to donate your readers to ReUSE! We are taking readers at each of the dorms (if you can’t find your big blue reader bin, shoot us an email at, and at Moffitt Library. The bin at Moffitt is before the ID checkpoint, next to the ATM machine. Remember that “reuse” comes before “recycling”, and it is better to reuse readers than toss them into the recycling bin (think of all the energy and resources that it took to manufacture a reader, and how much money they cost!). We will collect the bins on Friday 5/17, so please donate by then!

Reader Collection in Moffitt Library

WAIT don’t buy any readers yet: Reader Giveaway Monday 1/28, Tuesday 1/29

School is about to start, but before you head to Copy Central and lay down $50 in readers stop by the ReUSE Reader Giveaway!

When: Monday 1/28 and Tuesday 1/29 10am-4pm
Where: Upper Sproul (in front of MLK Union)
Why: Save money, save paper, and get the readers you need! Or, spice up your life with a reader on a subject you’ll never take! German? Astronomy? Nuclear Engineering? History of Middle Earth? These can also make great gifts!

And most importantly…. THEY’RE FREE!!!!

FREE DAY event at Eshleman Hall this Friday & Saturday!

Eshleman Hall Free Days: Office supplies, paint, bulletin boards, and much more! This Friday 11/30 and Saturday 12/1: 11am –3pm
What:FREE chairs, folding tables, binders (not full of women), books, electronics, paints, clothing, one life-size cardboard Bill Clinton and MORE!
When:Friday 11/30, 11am – 3pm
Saturday 12/1, 11am – 3pm
Open to Public
Eshleman Hall
(on Lower Sproul)
ReUSE & Divert from landfill!

Rules & Procedures:

1. All items are FREE.

2. A set number of participants will be let into Eshleman Hall at a time. You will be called in when it is your turn.

3. You may only access the 2nd floor.

4. You must check-in and check-out at the front desk in the 2nd floor lobby. Sign-in with name and email address. At check-out, record the weight of material you are taking (for campus waste diversion records).

5. You are responsible for removing all of the items before exiting the building. All items must be removed by end of Free Day on Saturday.

Clothing Sale Success!

Thank you to all of those who came out to our clothing sale and especially to our wonderful volunteers who helped work it! We were able to divert 400 POUNDS of clothing from the landfill. We are very excited about this and are looking forward to our follow up sale in the spring.