Zero Waste Conference activities

Welcome to Education

Reaching out to the student body and campus community with tabling and on-campus events, the Education Branch promotes the ease and awareness of resources and waste reduction efforts within our campus and community at large. We host numerous on-campus events and activities, such as:

  • Educational Resources
  • Student Outreach
  • Clothing Swaps
  • Skillshops
  • Seminars
  • Donation Dash

Clothing Swaps

WRRAP hosts monthly clothing swaps during normal semesters, connecting the campus community in reducing waste while giving opportunities to trade, donate, or simply pick up new-to-you threads! Thanks to donations from HSU students, staff, and faculty - WRRAP's clothing swaps produce an average of over 350 lbs of clothing!  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to host clothing swaps at this time.  We have started posting available clothing items on HSU's CampusWall.

Facts on the environmental impacts of textile production:

  • 13 million tons of textiles are trashed each year - while only 15% (2 million tons) are recovered each year.
  • Over 1,800 gallons of water is needed to grow enough cotton to produce just one pair of blue jeans.
  • If all 300 million Americans recycled one t-shirt, we would recover 210 billion gallons of water and keep 1 million lbs of CO2 out of our atmosphere.

WRRAP welcomes you to stop by our next swap!


Donation Dash

Donation Dash is WRRAP's largest and most impactful event. When students move out of their dorms at the end of each Spring semester, WRRAP employees and volunteers collectively divert tons of reusable items away from landfills. Recyclables are allocated to proper facilities, while reusable items are donated to local thrift shops and charities.

Volunteers make an enormous impact reducing waste on campus,
and receive special thank-you gifts from WRRAP!

Successful Results: Tons of donations are diverted from the landfill every year during Donation Dash

HSU Graduation Pledge:
"I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider, and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work..."

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Join Us

WRRAP is always looking for volunteers to offer a helping hand with our events and encourages creativity and ingenuity in creating new outreach methods. We want to be able to inspire and create better living environments and offer any interested students the opportunity to participate and create under WRRAP.


volunteer opportunities


  • Involve the campus community to take personal changes in consumption habits
  • Provide educational flyers, website, videos and promotions using multi-media programs
  • Meet with Humboldt State administration to enact waste reduction into school policy

Want To Help Educate on Waste-Reduction?

Contact the Education Director at to find out various opportunities and events. Students are always encouraged to bring new ideas to support the effort.

Help build a stronger community by getting involved with WRRAP.