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IT Sligo Students want your junk

BB in Marketing Students from IT Sligo will be organising an event entitled, Donít Bin IT Bring IT taking place on campus in the Hume Hall on the 14th November between 12-5pm.

The aim of the event is to highlight and create awareness for environmental degradation and for Clean Coasts, which is an Irish organisation that is working to protect Ireland's beaches, seas and marine life with all proceeds on the day going to this cause.

This aim of the event is to create awareness about consumerism in society and how this hurts our environment. The day will include a car boot sale, flea market & a number of recycling workshops. A very social fun day is guaranteed with a college DJ, food and prizes to be won.

There will be 3 collection days on campus where all your old items can be dropped off for inclusion and sold on the day. The collection days are Monday 24th of October, Monday 7th of November and Wednesday 9th of November all along the main concourse at IT Sligo. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Socially Responsible

Categories include Books, Clothes, Toys, and Shoes. No electronic products will be accepted. So do get cleaning out your homes & garden sheds. Plastic bottles are currently being collected around the campus for the workshops where students will learn and be creative making useful products from these on the day.

The students are taking the subject non-profit marketing which is an important addition to the curriculum as people are becoming more socially responsible and ethically minded in their everyday lives. In the ever more competitive world even non-profit organisations have to compete with one another for funding.

It also gives students hands on experience in organising events and gives them an insight into how charities are run with over Ä60,000 donated to charity by this class over the last number of years.

Representatives from Clean Coasts have been invited to the event and there will be information regarding how one can get involved in regular beach cleans and meet ups all-round the North West. If you would like any more information about Clean Coasts check out www.cleancoasts.org

The event has a dedicated Facebook Page & are also on Snapchat or you can email; dontbringitbinit@gmail.com