SUSU, the Southampton University Students’ Union has launched an innovative “Shift Your Stuff” campaign and OARA was pleased to be part of the inaugural meeting. The aim is to organise student clearouts at the end of the university year, helping students to cope with what can be stressful process for them and reducing the mess on the streets which has happened in previous years. They distributed special bags to student households so that goods could be recycled, working with local charities to recycle the goods, coordinating major rubbish collection days with the council refuse department and liaising with organisations such as OARA. Two of the OARA Committee went along to join the volunteers sorting the contents of the mountain of red bags already collected. Well done to the local student leaders for such a creative, ecological and considerate initiative. Brilliantly organised too.

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