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Snare to Wares


Snares to Wares is a community-based conservation initiative dedicated to improving human livelihood and protecting wildlife in East Africa. We remove wire snare traps from national parks to keep wildlife safe from being poached. Those wires are then given to local artisans in the village of Pakwach, Uganda who train community members (especially youth vulnerable to being recruited by poachers) to make a living in craftsmanship rather than poaching. By transforming wire snares into pieces of art, these young artists gain the skills and experience they need to provide for themselves and their families without ever resorting to poaching.

Each piece of art is crafted out of snare wire retrieved from the landscape in and around Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, which would have otherwise captured wildlife such as lions, giraffes, and elephants. Proceeds from the sale of these sculptures flow directly into the community to sustain these transformations.

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Used Bikes Available Now

Bikes are back at Surplus! Whether you are looking for a parts bike, a project bike, or something to ride today, shop at MSU Surplus for a bike that fits your needs. Prices start at $25, based on condition, style, make, and model. See our bikes guide for more details:https://msusurplusstore.com/blog/used-bicycle-buyers-guide/

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Now Hiring: Part-time Collection Driver Assistant (Students and Non-students welcome to apply)

MSU Surplus & Recycling Collection Driver/AssistantPart-time: Up to 19 hours per weekHours: Either 4 or 8 hour shifts between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through FridayThe MSU Surplus Store is seeking a part-time Collection Driver/Assistant to join our team. To apply, please read description and qualifications thoroughly and send resumes to surpluss@msu.edu The ideal candidate [...]

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Used Bicycle Buyer’s Guide

The MSU Surplus Store’s bicycle inventory consists of multiple manufacturers’ makes and models.These models range from entry level big-box store brands to higher-end bicycle shop brands. A majority of our stock includes big-box store bicycles that should be used for parts or be repaired by the end user. In many cases, these entry level big-box store brands would cost more [...]

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Are You an MSU Student Who Loves Riding a Bike? We Might Have Your Perfect Job. -- THIS JOB IS CLOSED, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

If riding a bike around MSU's beautiful campus while diverting waste sounds ideal to you, we may have your dream job. The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center has an opening for a Recycling Bike Route Student Assistant to collect compost and deliver small items to campus as part of our bike material-collection program. The [...]

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Surplus Store and Recycling is Hiring! Full-time Recycling Education Coordinator -- RESUME SUBMISSIONS CLOSED, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

IPF Campus Services – Surplus Store & Recycling Center (SSRC) invites applications for the position of Recycling Education Coordinator.The SSRC manages reuse, recycling and waste for Michigan State University. Its mission is to manage MSU’s waste as a resource through an integrated system of reuse, recycling, collaboration, and education.The position of Recycling Education Coordinator develops and implements education and outreach [...]

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Now Hiring: Bike Mechanic -- Part-time, Non-student Position -- THIS JOB IS CLOSED, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

THIS JOB IS CLOSED, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST The MSU Bikes Service Center, Michigan State University’s bike shop, is seeking a mechanic to assist with in-shop and mobile repairs. This is a part-time, non-student position at 19 hours a week. The MSU Bikes Service Center is located at 434 Farm Lane, Rm. B10 and provides bicycle sales, rentals and repairs [...]

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Now Hiring: MSU Bikes Student Maintenance Assistant - -- THIS JOB IS CLOSED, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

THIS JOB IS CLOSED, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST MSU Bikes is seeking a student maintenance assistant to perform basic bicycle maintenance and repairs, as well as to provide customer service. Bicycle experience is required, whether you worked in a shop, ride competitively or just for fun or transportation. Please detail your bike knowledge and background in your cover letter [...]

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Come Work with Us and Make a Difference! Now Hiring a Part-time Shipping Assistant -- POSITION FILLED, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center is currently hiring for an on-call (19 hr./week) shipping assistant. The perfect applicant will be committed to waste diversion, reuse, and recycling, in addition to being reliable and able to work morning hours. Job DescriptionAssist with organizing, stocking and shipping items for the MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center. Provide internal and external [...]

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Bulk Comic Event and Online Sale 4/16-4/20

Starting Monday, April 16, 2018 through Friday, April 20, 2018, during normal sales hours, we will be hosting a huge bulk comic book sale.  We will have almost 40 long boxes (over 15,000 issues) of bulk comics available, ranging from the Silver Age up to the current/modern era. Comics will include dozens of unique publishers including Marvel, DC [...]

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