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Spring Move Out helps the area’s needy, environment

May 14, 2012

UW-Stout students will be doing their best to leave the campus a better place this week when they depart for the summer. The fifth annual Spring Move Out will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 18.

In Parking Lot 29, at the intersection of 13th Avenue and Third Street East, students can donate furniture, clothing and nonperishable food and miscellaneous household items. The event is restricted to UW-Stout students.

All usable items — two truckloads were collected last year — will be given to United Way of Dunn County for area residents in need. The event also helps the environment by reducing waste on and around campus and recycling electronic and other items.

Sponsors are UW-Stout’s Involvement and Leadership, Environmental Sustainability Committee, Greensense, Natural Areas Club, Sustainable Agriculture Education Association and Biology 111 students. Community volunteers are Sustainable Dunn, city of Menomonie, American Edge Real Estate, Veolia Environmental Services and Dunn County Solid Waste.

Hot dogs and drinks will be free until supplies last. Donations will be accepted to help fund next year’s event. Volunteers are needed. Contact Arthur Kneeland, biology, at 715-232-1321, kneelanda2006@uwstout.edu.

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