Carolina Thrift in the News


A thrifty start to the school year

August 9, 2018 /Innovate Carolina/ — For Carolina students, back-to-school move-ins don’t require as many trips back to the big-box stores. Carolina Thrift, UNC’s first student-led thrift shop, is giving students an alternative way to stock up on necessities and nice-to-haves for the year ahead.

As students return to campus, they can stop by Carolina Thrift’s inaugural sale on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Carolina Union Great Hall.

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Students start "Carolina Thrift" to reduce waste in Chapel Hill

August 6, 2018 /The Daily Tarheel/ — Carolina Thrift, UNC's new student-run sustainability organization, aims to reduce waste in the University community by reselling unwanted items during move-out. On Aug. 18, the organization held its inaugural sale.

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How 'green' initiatives put UNC at the top of a new study

June 6, 2018 /Triangle Business Journal/ — A new study by Best College Reviews has named UNC-Chapel Hill as the No. 1 best green college for 2018…

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Student-run thrift shop creates a less-is-more solution

April 13, 2018 /Innovate Carolina/ — As each spring semester comes to an end, most college students are eager to move on to summer internships, jobs and activities. Packing and moving items collected throughout the year can become a burden as most students would rather leave with less – including appliances, clothing, furniture and even school supplies. However, leaving these items behind can create copious amounts of waste. According to Boston College, the average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year…