Cal Move Out

May 11, 2018

Cal Move Out: There’s an App for That, a New Website and More

This year, student leaders have launched several new initiatives in support of a more sustainable Cal Move Out that compliment the annual collaborationbetween the campus and the city to reduce the impacts of illegal dumping at the end of the spring semester. Student-led programs include: students canvassing the south and north side of campus to educate student residents about Move Out resources and potential fines for illegal dumping, distributing 200 flyers in a door-to-door effort; new recycling and reuse efforts in the residence halls and in the Cal Greek community; Cooperative Reuse, a Berkeley Student Cooperative program that helps Cal students recycle gently-used mattresses, furniture, electronics, bikes and other reusables; and a new student-designed website, which highlights all of the above, as well as a new application called Boxletstorage. With the support of a Haas Startup Seed Grant, a group of undergraduates recently launched Boxletstorage, a peer-to-peer storage app to match folks with extra items they need to store, with students who have extra space in their homes.