Ever wanted to care for the environment, learn how you can live a more sustainable lifestyle, or just love free stuff?
Shenandoah Greenworks makes it possible for you make a real, tangible difference to the Shenandoah University community. We support sustainability efforts on campus, grow and care for the campus garden, and operate the campus Free Store.
Looking for a way to build leadership, marketable job skills, and spend some time digging in the dirt? Shenandoah Greenworks is always looking for students to become Sustainability Educators. All that’s needed is a desire to educate and a love of the environment.
Located in Cooley Hall, Shenandoah Greenworks seeks to educate, inspire and support sustainability by working in partnership with the Shenandoah University community to reduce waste and promote sustainability.
August 21st/ Solar Eclipse Viewing
The Shenandoah Greenworks will be held at Sarah’s Glen from 1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The best time to view the eclipse for our area is 2:45 p.m. Come out and experience this once in a lifetime event with us. We will be providing glasses for viewing purposes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. FREE
September 18th and 19th/Fair Trade Show 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM BSC
Do you know the mechanics of how fairtrade works? Do you have good control over impulse spending habits? If you answered no to these questions, then you should check out the Shenandoah Greenworks Fair Trade Show! We will be partnering with My Neighbor and Me, and local fair trade shop here in Winchester. Come to the Brandt Student Center from 1-5pm both Monday and Tuesday to learn more about fair trade, as well as have the opportunity to purchase cool fair trade stuff! Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
October 2nd/ Reduce,Reuse, Recycle?
Recycling is 200 billion dollar industry in the United States. However, we have the opportunity to go a step ahead of recycling by just reusing all together. This event raises awareness on why it is better to reuse than recycle. To promote reusing, anyone who comes to the table with a reusable water bottle will receive an SU greenworks sticker! Shenandoah Greenworks will also have information about shop openings, and events planned during this event. For more information contact SOAR Coordinator Katie Hecker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 23rd/ TBD
November 6th/ TBD
The Shenandoah Greenworks Swap Shop
The shop is located in Cooley Hall, Room 204, and is generally open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. one week out of every month.
Fall 2017 Opening Dates:
Monday, Aug. 28 – Friday, Sep. 1
Monday, Sep. 11 – Friday, Sep. 15
Monday, Sep. 25 – Friday, Sep. 29
Monday, Oct. 16 – Friday, Oct. 20
Monday, Oct. 30 – Friday, Nov. 3
Monday, Nov. 13 – Friday, Nov. 17
Monday, Nov. 27 – Friday, Dec. 1
Frequently Asked Questions
Is everything really free?
Yes! Everything in Shenandoah Greenworks is free. And remember, that when you have gently used, unwanted items, you can drop them off at the shop for someone else. The drop off shelf is located outside of the Shop in Cooley Hall.
What kind of items does Shenandoah Greenworks accept?
As long as it’s not excessively dirty, torn or worn, the shop will take almost anything.
Things that are not accepted include:
- underwear, lone pairs of socks or gloves, worn bathing suit bottoms
- large power tools
- broken or frayed electrical appliances
- anything that belongs to Shenandoah University
- large appliances such as mini refrigerators need to be working properly and should be arranged for drop-off
What if I want to drop something off and no one is around?
There is a designated bookshelf outside the shop for drop offs. Staff will process new drop offs.
I’m looking for something in particular
If you don’t see what you want in the shop, ask a staff member to check in the back. We try to periodically rotate our stock, so some things just may not be out at the moment. You can also leave us your contact information and the description of the item you want. If something comes in, we’ll try to contact you.
I saw you advertise an item on the “Free & For Sale at Shenandoah” Facebook page. Will you hold it for me?
Sorry, all items in the shop are first come first serve.
What happens to items that no one wants? Do you ever throw things away?
The Shenandoah Salvage Company tries to re-use or re-purpose things as much as possible. Sometimes, something is so broken or torn it can’t be reused it must go to the trash. Items of good quality but not of interest to students are given to local thrift shops or used to support community aid efforts. In the past, we have given to Good Will, supported a local pre-school, and sent items to West Virginia to aid flood victims.
Can you give me proof of donation for tax deductions?
Sorry, we’re set up on a barter system and are unable to provide proof for tax deductions.
The Garden is a new initiative as of Spring 2016. Located right next to Cooley Hall, the garden constantly changes but is generally planted with a variety of flowers, herbs, and vegetables.
Want to volunteer? Let us know. We can always use a hand water, planting, or weeding.
Stay tuned for Spring 2017!
Shenandoah Greenworks Student Director
Outdoor Leadership & Education Instructor | Shenandoah Outdoor Adventure & Recreation Coordinator