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SewGreen

Elise He SewGreen is a non-profit located in the Commons and is part of Sustainable Tompkins. Its goal is to reduce waste and promote re-using and upcycling by taking donations of fabrics, sewing materials, and knitting materials and re-selling them, donating them, or using them in their free and/or low-cost classes for children and adults […]

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Finger Lakes ReUse Center

Antonio Saporito The Finger Lakes ReUse Center off of Triphammer Road is a thrifters’ dream, as well as a wonderful place to do service. Only as far as Target in Lansing, it is easily accessible by bus or car. Mountains of unwanted, yet useful and interesting items surround the nonprofit, carrying out the store’s mission […]

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Cornell Bridges Heights

Madeline Feldman At my most recent visit to Bridges, Cornell Heights, I was greeted with “I’m really glad to see you today,” “Wow you’re back!!” and a “Thank you,” with the warmest smiles. Bridges is an old age home located right behind Cornell’s North Campus and is a really special and unique place. I’ve been volunteering there […]

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Collegetown Cleanup

Yibing “Shirley” Yao Collegetown Cleanup is a weekly event that happens every Sunday morning in Collegetown. In groups of 3 to 4 people, we walk around the Collegetown, chat about the funny things, prelims (LOL) or APO events that happen over the week and clean up the neighborhood with our own hands! It’s a relaxing […]

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Dilmun Hill Student Farms

Yasamin Bayley There is nothing better than finishing off your busy Wednesday than by digging around in some soft and healthy organic soil! No really, it’s such a great feeling. At Dilmun Hill, a student-run organic farm, there is so much digging to be done! When you walk through the gates, it might not look […]

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Maker Is In

Tiffany Yeh You know that big cream-colored building on the corner of the street? That one you sort of glance at every time you wait for the TCAT? The outside may seem plain but don’t let that fool you. From teaching kids about robots to building cities with LEGOS, Tompkins County Library has become the […]

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Code-4-Kids

Ariel Fong Code-4-Kids is definitely my favorite service event in APO. I don’t say this just because I run the program, but when I volunteer at Belle Sherman Elementary School, I can really see the direct impact that my time has on the students and how much fun they are deriving from the experience. Code-4-Kids […]

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Mural Painting in the Commons

Rupal Khaitan Art is one of the few things I can proudly say that I grew up doing (probably alongside eating Indian food and watching Disney channel?) and seeing murals on practically every street here has made me happy I chose to come to a hippie town like Ithaca. Last year as a baby pledge […]

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