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Student Engagement


Eco-Reps is a student organization offering sustainability education and engagement to the Keene State College community. Eco-Reps provides an opportunity for students to become leaders and create positive and lasting sustainability impact on campus.

Thrifty Owl

A free campus thrift store, the Thrifty Owl offers home essentials, kitchenware, office supplies, and professional clothing to the KSC community. By giving these gently used items a new life you’re reducing the amount of waste bound for the landfill, which helps reduce your carbon footprint. The Thrifty Owl is located on the ground floor of Joslin House off Wyman Way.

The Thrifty Owl is managed entirely by volunteers and the Eco-Reps student organization. New volunteers are always welcome, to learn more please email

The Thrifty Owl is closed over the summer, please check back in August for updates.

All donations must be clean and in working condition.

The Thrifty Owl DOES ACCEPT the following: office supplies, kitchenware, household items (think, is this useful for a student living on or off campus?), and professional clothing.

The Thrifty Owl DOES NOT ACCEPT the following: electronics, any non-professional clothing, perishable foods, books/CDs/DVDs, holiday decorations, any dirty or broken items.

Green Bikes

Since 2005 the Green Bikes Program has offered free sustainable transportation to the KSC community. In fact, Keene State is one of only two universities in New Hampshire formally recognized by The League of American Bicyclists as a Bike Friendly Community. The Green Bikes program not only offers a mode sustainable transportation to students, staff and faculty, but the program also reduces waste by taking older or second hand bikes and giving them a new life.

  • Bikes are available to check-out by the day year-round
  • Semester bike rentals are available March - May or August - December.

Bikes are checked out at the Mason Library during open hours and are subject to availability.

The Green Bikes Program is entirely student operated, no prior bike maintenance experience required to work for volunteer with Green Bikes. If you’re interested in learning more about the Green Bikes Program and how to get involved, please email

Sustainable Project Laboratory

A number of grassroots sustainable projects have taken place at Keene State over the years; including butterfly gardens, rain barrel catchment systems, and storm drain murals - just to mention a few! Do you have your own ideas on how to make Keene more green? If so, please complete this project idea submission form.

Contact the Sustainability Office

Kate Witte
Sustainability Coordinator