Circular Campus

Barnard is building a “circular campus”: a holistic, systems-based framework designed to reduce emissions, waste, and costs, transform consumption patterns on campus, increase access and affordability for students, and support the transition to a just, sustainable economy. In collaboration with multiple partners Barnard has created a Circular Campus framework with five main areas of focus: “Higher education has an opportunity to accelerate the transition to a just and circular economy, a vital part of any global response to climate change. Universities

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FAQ's

FAQ’s

Can items be listed for sale ($)? Yes, you can list items for free or for sale. Transactions take place off the platform. How do I know that the platform is safe; meaning, that dangerous items will not be offered? Each institution will have an administrator who can remove any inappropriate items. As is the case with all interactions with new contacts, we recommend that you arrange your exchange in a public, active space. What if a user/donor has a

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What is circularity?

Circularity has been identified as a critical component of a global climate response.  A circular economy is a systemic approach that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design:  In contrast to the “take-make-waste” linear model, a circular economy is regenerative by design and aims to gradually decouple growth from the consumption of finite resources (source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation).

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Partners

Rheaply

Founded in 2016, Rheaply, Inc. is a Chicago-based technology company focused on solutions for making organizations more efficient, sustainable, and connected. Rheaply has developed and launched the only exchange technology for professionals and organizations to share their ideas and surplus resources with colleagues to reduce time, costs, as well as environmental waste. On Rheaply’s Asset Exchange Manager (AxM), users from all departments can access resources and expertise from colleagues in the same organization or beyond. Recently, Rheaply has been featured

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Partners

MAA

Morningside Area Alliance is a membership association of the the world’s leading academic and spiritual organizations based in the Morningside Heights area of New York City. Its member institutions include: Barnard College, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Columbia University, Corpus Christi Church, The Interchurch Center, International House, Jewish Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, The Riverside Church, St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s, Mt. Sinai Morningside, Teachers College, Ulysses S. Grant Houses, and Union Theological Seminary.

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