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Sustainability club prepares for rummage sale

Students organize third annual sale supplied with community donations
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After previously being postponed due to lack of donations, the Sustainability Club is set to host its third annual rummage sale on Saturday, April 13, in the SC cafeteria. The sale will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will sell items supplied by contributions from LT staff and students.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the variety of people that it brings,” Sustainability Club captain Caitlin Crowe ‘24 said. “While it brings a lot of high schoolers, it also brings lots of people from outside the school.”

The rummage sale is open to all, Crowe said. Thrifting and buying secondhand is a great opportunity for community members to shop more sustainably instead of buying into fast fashion.

In fact, the club’s mission extends beyond promoting eco-friendly shopping habits, Sustainability Club captain Aubrey Hosey ‘24 said. They aim to raise funds to support other activities, such as beach cleanups and trash pickups.

“We really can’t keep ignoring climate problems, so as long as we’re doing something, even if it’s just little things, it makes a difference,” Hosey said.

An important part of what Sustainability Club does is upcycle, Crowe said. Specifically, the club plans to use excess materials from the sale that cannot be donated further and make dog toys to be given to the humane society.

“Climate problems are impacting our world more and more everyday,” Crowe said.“Sustainability Club is a good way to learn about that and address that.”

Additionally, collaborations with other LT clubs, such as the Yarn and Thread club, have resulted in projects such as making plastic yarn, Hosey said. The Sustainability Club also joined the Future Farmers of America club in competing at Evirothon at the Morton Arboretum, a environmental science-based competition for high schoolers, showcasing a collaborative effort toward a greener environment.

“Joint meetings are a really great opportunity because then you can teach, for example, the fashion club kids, about sustainable fashion,” Crowe said.

The club is looking forward to involving more groups at LT in sustainability by organizing additional joint-meetings in the future, Crowe said. 

“We’re really passionate about the environment and I think sustainability club is a good way to lessen our environmental impact at LT,” Hosey said.

Donations for the rummage sale can be conveniently dropped off in designated bins at the entrances of both campuses through April leading up to the date of the sale.

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