UofG Free Store


The UofG Free Store

The UofG Free Store is a student-led waste reduction initiative that allows University of Guelph community members to rehome unwanted items and pick up desired items free of charge. 

The UofG Free Store aims to divert usable items from ending up in a landfill by providing an opportunity for things to be given a second life and rehomed to another member of the University of Guelph community. 

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the UofG Free Store was run as a monthly pop-up-style event where University of Guelph community members could leave items or pick up items from the setup location for a day. Items commonly found in the UofG Free Store included books, office/room decor, stickers and buttons, and ceramic mugs.


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Lead the UofG Free Store

This project needs a team of dedicated and innovative Sustainability Ambassadors to plan, organize, and re-launch the Free Store initiative. This team will work closely with the Sustainability Office and our Sustainability Ambassador Coordinators to design and lead a UofG Free Store. 

Are you interested in leading the UofG Free Store? Email Sam (she/her) at sustainability@uoguelph.ca to discuss leading this project.