The Free Store is located in Old Main 131.

Photo by Lindsey Jalivay

The Sustainability Club at UW-Superior prides itself in helping the campus become more and more eco-friendly. One of the ways they accomplish this was by opening the free store in Old Main. The free store is considered a thrift store where everything is free for students at UW-Superior and community members.

Whether you are shopping for something to add in your wardrobe or donating home décor, the free store is a great place to find unique pieces for an unbeatable price. Megan Holz who is one of the presidents of the club said, “Reopening our free store after the pandemic is a great accomplishment for the club and for the community because it creates more opportunities for our campus and community be more sustainable and have more access to quality items completely free of cost.”

The store recently opened on November 1st after being shut down because of COVID-19. It has since been reopened to the public for donations and for shopping of gently used items and a variety of brand-new items that are eco-friendly.

“It’s nice to have the opportunity to provide our campus with more sustainable products to promote cutting back on wasteful things such as disposable plastic containers and plastic straws. By making the smallest changes we can create a more sustainable campus and help restore the Earth to make a better and healthier world to live in,” said Holz.

New club member and student athlete Dante Bender said, “the club has opened my eyes to new ways to help our planet and has also showed me detrimental it is that we take care and protect the planet we live on. By opening the free store we are able to continue to expand the communities knowledge about sustainability and how small changes can make a big difference.”

The free store is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11a.m.- 12:45p.m., and Tuesdays from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. For more information, please contact the Sustainability Club at Sus[1] or attend a meeting on Mondays from 7-8 pm.