2nd Life receives grant from Social Enterprise Rhode Island
RISD’s 2nd Life is “an eco-friendly student-run organization within the RISD community. Our goal is to help create awareness and be a model for sustainability in the up-cycling of unwanted supplies, tools, and miscellaneous materials”, says co-manager Hilary Wang.
2nd Life operates an outdoor swap shop open seven days a week on Canal Street, in a converted shipping container located between ISB and Design Center. During the colder months the operation usually moves to the lobby of 15 Westminster Street. This winter 2nd Life has temporarily moved to 351 South Main Street, a RISD-owned property next to Concept Link. Their new “showroom” is open Tuesday and Thursday from 11-5 and Saturdays from 1-5. 2nd Life prides itself on stewardship not just within RISD, but the entire Rhode Island community.
Recently, 2nd Life was chosen to participate in the Social Enterprise Rhode Island CHANGE program, which granted the group $1,000 and provides mentors to help develop 2nd Life in the greater Providencecommunity. Presently, 2nd Life is teaming with the Facilities department to catalog unused office furniture stored in 15 Westminster Street. Ultimately, a website will display available items and a process will be formulated to get those items to interested parties. The goal is to create awareness of unwanted furniture and office materials around campus, and make it more accessible for recycling within the RISD community.
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