The “Free Store” at Colorado College

Carmen’s Blueprint centers on the creation of a “free store” on Colorado College’s campus. In an attempt to reduce waste on campus, Carmen hoped to create a center on campus where students could give away used items and pick up other items, creating a cash-free model of consumption and minimizing the impact that campus life can have on the environment. She hoped to work closely with the Facilities Department and the Office of Sustainability on campus to ensure that the free store will stay in operation long after she graduates.