On campus known for it’s natural beauty, one MSU organization is making sure that beauty stays here and the MSU Surplus store is helping. Their big “Shop Everything” event gathered vendors all over campus for this holiday’s gift giving season. MSU Shadows, an organization at the event, re-purposes trees that are damaged on campus and creates chairs, oars, coasters, and all kinds of products. “We had trees that grow on campus, we loved them, people sat underneath them, there was marriage proposals underneath some of these trees, and they died,” Daniel Brown, coordinator of Wood Recovery Program, said. Normally, these dead trees would be used for mulch or as a bio fuel, but in this case, they’ll live again.
Residents of Holt can combat the harsh winter conditions with local wool products, thanks to the publicly-owned sheep at Delhi Township’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. When the sheep were first purchased they were intended to graze on a grassy lot across the street from the wastewater treatment plant. Then members of the Delhi Department of Public Services came up with the idea to use the sheep wool to keep local citizens warm. Tristan Knowlton, Asset Management Specialist for Delhi Township, said “It tends to be people looking for gifts with a local connection during winter.”
Gloves, hats, and socks are for sale ranging from $12-$24. Roving and yarn are also for sale.