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Food Recovery Network

Trisha Ray Food Recovery Network is an organization that focuses on recovering leftover food in dining halls.  I really enjoy this service event because you get to see the immediate impact of your work.  The Food Recovery Network organization does a great job of organizing recoveries at Okenshield’s, Becker, and RPCC on a weekly basis.  […]

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Bake Sale for Ithaca Cancer Resource Center

Holly Zheng Donating to cancer research sometimes seems like you’re throwing your money into a black hole labeled “potential future treatments”. It’s hard to see the immediate impact of your donations – partly due to the long and arduous journey any treatment has to undergo before being clinically approved, but also because most research, well, […]

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Gorge Safety Presentation

Molly Smith Gamma chapter recently hosted a Gorge Safety presentation where the Natural Areas Director, Mr. Todd Bittner, came to speak to the brotherhood. I found the presentation very comprehensive and it touched on some key points about gorge safety. The presentation began with a short video that showed why the gorges are so dangerous. […]

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Listening Tent

Amrit Hingorani When I signed up for the listening tent, I had no idea what to expect. However, when I showed up to Ho Plaza, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the event. To start, Shannon and I helped set up a booth promoting mental health awareness. The booth included helpful brochures […]

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Closet Sorting with Cornell Thrift

  Katherine McPherson Cornell Thrift is an amazing organization on campus that I only wish I had learned about earlier in my time at Cornell. Their mission is to “reduce campus-wide waste and improve student welfare through the redistribution of reusable personal items.” This project was inspired by the “free-piles” that build up in university […]

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Dump, Run, and Save Money and the Environment! 

Brady Bunkelman Every year, the Dump and Run sale is enjoyed by hundreds of locals, freshmen, and upperclassmen alike, who make the trek to Helen Newman Hall before sunrise to get a good spot in line for the best deals! Essentially a giant thrift store, the dump and run sells used clothing and other items, […]

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Don’t be Trashy, Recycle

Our Pledge Project Group Project consisted of educating fellow college students on proper recycling etiquette and suggesting ways to be more “green”.  Over the course of three days (11/10, 11/13, 11/14) we tabled in Willard Straight Hall and taught our audience everything from what the numbers on the bottom of disposable plastic bottles mean to […]

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Turnip the Beet: Dilmun Hill Student Farm

Dilmun Hill is a student-run organic vegetable farm that makes fresh produce accessible to the Cornell community and gives students the chance to learn about agriculture firsthand. It’s also one of my favorite things about Cornell, and my favorite APO service project. The farm is right on campus, but it feels like a world away. […]

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#ForTheKids: Countdown to Big Red Thon 2017

As a long time dancer, lover of children, aspiring medical physician, and philanthropic activist, in signing up for Big Red Thon 2015, our very first Dance Marathon at Cornell (or heck even in the Ivy League) I should have known I would find myself a home there. I always talk about the intersectionality of our […]

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Smiles for Miles: CHAM Fall Break Trip

Arriving at CHAM for the afternoon shift of volunteering, I very excited but also really nervous. I’m usually pretty comfortable working with kids but I was terrified of saying the wrong thing to a child that might have been in the hospital for weeks or months. Luckily, we had the help of the wonderful staff […]

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