Even in Southern California, spring is a time for sprucing up, moving outside and sometimes, for moving on.
Students and neighbors with e-waste to dispose of can drop it off in the lobby of Argyros Forum, Beckman Hall or Leatherby Libraries during Chapman University’s E-Waste Drive April 9-20.
If bicycles need attention, Beeline Bikes Mobile Bike Shop will be on campus April 25 offering convenient tune-up and repair services to both students and community members. (Search for Chapman University at beelinebikes.com for more information or to sign up ahead of time.)
As students move out of dorms and community rentals in May, Chapman is standing by to assist with donations and re-use opportunities for unwanted items. Last year, the University donated 14,599 pounds of clothing, small furniture and unwanted but usable items to Goodwill, said Mackenzie Crigger, the University’s energy and sustainability manager, including 7,460 pounds at May move-out.
“We also donate a lot to Casa Teresa and Grandma’s House of Hope,” Crigger said, referring to local women’s shelters.
In addition to helping with dorm move-out, Chapman has offered large-item pickups to students living off campus so those items can be donated and not left behind.
Other environmentally conscious events on campus this spring include a free community screening of the documentary “Chasing Coral” on April 10 at 7 p.m. in Folino Theater, the 500-seat theater in Marion Knott Studios at 283 N. Cypress St. The 2017 Netflix Original film takes viewers beneath the surface of the ocean to see how gorgeous coral reefs, a fundamental part of the ecosystem, are dying as ocean temperatures rise.