This opportunity is curated through the UF TESI Environmental Leaders Network. Opportunities posted through the Network may not be affiliated with the Florida Museum or TESI, but are shared with UF undergraduate students who want to learn more about environmental research, education and outreach, and civic engagement. 

Host Organization

TESI Environmental Leaders Network and UF Thrift Club

Opportunity Description

This Earth Month, let’s transform the way we view our belongings. Too often, items from our dorms and homes are discarded, contributing to a throwaway culture around our campus community. Our sustainable living swap aims to shift this mindset towards embracing and celebrating secondhand treasures. Join the TESI Environmental Leaders Network and UF Thrift Club in this transformative effort to not only reduce waste but to discover the unique value of giving items a second life.


How does the event work?
  • You do not need to bring an item to enter the swap. we ask that you contribute what you can.
  • Available items will be on tables organized by category.
  • You can select up to five items to take home with you.
  • Bring a large reusable bag to help you carry your items home!

What’s accepted?

  • functioning electronics: microwaves, toasters, air fryers, coffee makers, blenders, etc.
  • kitchen items: cooking utensils, pots, pans, bakeware, etc.
  • home storage and organization items: bins, drawer organizers, shower caddies, desk organizers, etc.
  • home decor: picture frames, paintings, art prints, posters, mirrors, small decorative items

What’s not accepted?

  • broken or nonfunctioning items.
  • items containing explicit language or imagery.
  • textiles and linens (such as bed sheets, curtains, etc.)
  • items larger than a standard microwave.

What about larger items?

  • At the event, items larger than a standard microwave will not be accepted in person. instead, we will have contact cards to connect people with larger items with those who would like to pick them up after the event.

Date & Time

Friday, April 19 @5:30 pm


Reitz Union, Room G310