News

Bearly Used Bazaar a huge success

Led by former BSC Waste Reduction Coordinator Peter Lollo, the Bearly Used Bazaar saved several truckloads of furniture and appliances from the landfill.  In Peter's words, "Customers were stoked at the supremely affordable prices."  Almost everything sold, with the remainder donated.  The event took place on Saturday, June 11 at the Civic Center Park in Downtown Berkeley, right next to the Berkeley Farmers Market.  Furniture was collected from Cal students during the end of Spring move-out. 
In addition to reducing waste and providing affordable furniture, the Bazaar also provided short-term job opportunities for community members.  Co-opers helped load and unload trucks and sold furniture.  More Bazaars are planned for future move-out dates.