Penn Closet Thrift Store

clothing reuse

Penn Closet established a physical thrift store to divert usable items from landfill, create conversations about sustainable habits, foster a circular economy on campus, and provide low-cost options to students on a budget. Project sponsors of the Penn Closet hope to foster an economy of reuse and shared resources, as well as provide everyday essentials to students at a lower cost.  Founded on the principles of “reduce, reuse, recycle,” Penn Closet will help divert perfectly usable items from landfills while encouraging students to think differently about consumerism and waste. Project leaders also envision Penn Closet as a space for events centering on sustainability, and a space that will facilitate learning and community around sustainability issues.

Penn Closet Summary Report: Penn Closet

Project Leader: 
Zoe Weissberg and Damien Koussis
Project Sponsor: 
Claire Williams