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 to 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.
The Shenandoah Greenworks Swap Shop
Due to COVID-19, the Greenworks Swap Shop will remain closed and will not be accepting donations until further notice.
The Shenandoah Greenworks accepts items members of the campus community no longer want, and offers them – free of charge – to students, faculty, and staff.
The shop is located in Cooley Hall, Room 204, and is generally open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. two weeks out of every month.
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.
The Spring 2019 Greenworks Events are
Sustainable Hot drinks Feb 14th & 15th 10am-4pm
Come join Greenworks February 14th and 15th, Between 10am and 4pm, in the Brandt Student Center and enjoy hot drinks! We will be providing hot chocolate, tea, and coffee. Bring your own mug or use a reusable or recyclable mug from greenworks. Simply enjoy your drinks or stick around for some facts about sustainable hot drinks.
Green Week April 22nd-26th
Leave a Green Footprint Pledge during Greenweek
Want to show you are sustainable and helping the environment? Help Greenworks color the world with your sustainable practices. Stop by the Greenworks table in the Brandt Student Center, and you will have the opportunity to sign and add a description of what you do to help save the world! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Goats on Quad May 15th
If you’re having a tough day or week getting ready for finals, try to relax, and join Greenworks outside on the campus quad to meet our goat friends. Meet, pet, feed, and learn how goats are sustainable!
Contact our Sustainability Team at email@example.com