• Picture of the Treasure Chest

Junior EcoRep Nissi Frutos ’21 spearheaded a new project that aims to make the Southwestern community more sustainable. Located on the 2nd floor of Mundy, the SU EcoReps have launched a student-led exchange store where students can donate their gently-used clothing and appliances and, in return, receive store credit. This innovative project is known as the Treasure Chest.

Besides being a sustainable project, the Treasure Chest is also a great source for mindful engagement for the EcoReps, as running the store “will help them to develop real-world experience in the retail industry which promotes the development of 21st-century skills,” according to Frutos. 

The growth does not stop there; Frutos adds that The Treasure Chest will also “shape identity by allowing our Eco-Reps and environmental majors to explore their interest in sustainable alternatives”

The Mosaic Mini-Grant provided the funds for the October 24th Grand Opening of the Treasure Chest. An event that was influential in spreading the word about the new opportunity.

For more information on the Treasure Chest, follow their Instagram @sutreasurechest