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Swapsity and ASSU Bring a New Currency to U of T

Nov 4th 2011, 14:00, by Swapsity

Swapsity is excited to team up with the Arts and Science Students' Union (ASSU) at U of T, to help students convert their assets and skills into a NEW currency, to get what they want and need.

Cash is necessary for some things. When possible, we believe you should save your cash and satisfy your needs and wants by swapping or bartering. Swapping can help reduce student debt by using dormant resources to their full potential.

How? Try trading textbooks instead of using your valuable cash. Swap your pre-loved collectibles, video games or electronics. Exchange skills like website design or social media marketing to build your resume. Rides to campus and tutoring fellow students are also very swap-worthy. Have hobbies like photography? You can even use that as currency!

The student swap portal - www.swapsity.ca/uoft - is the newest addition to ASSU's many resources aimed at improving the conditions around campus and making U of T more green.

You students are smart enough to know that we need a global shift in thinking and habits if we want to maintain economic and environmental sustainability. Is there a better place to start than U of T? The University of Toronto is a leader among North American schools for sustainability and this is another way for students, faculty, staff and alumni to contribute to the university's eco-initiatives while saving cash.

We would like to engage you in a conversation about collabor ative consumption so you can experience the benefits of swapping and sharing pre-loved items, skills, knowledge, talents and time with each other.

Why use cash or credit cards when you can tap into YOUR own currency? Swap on U of T!

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

U of T Student Swap Portal
The U of T student swap portal is an online community for U of T students, professors, staff, and alumni to trade academic and non-academic items and talents with fellow U of T swappers. Check it out here: http://www.swapsity.ca/uo ft
 
U of T Movie-Music Eco Swap
Sidney Smith Hall lobby
November 11, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
http://www.swapsity.c a/UofTswap
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=297079780307083< /a>
 
Screening and discussion of Living Without Money documentary
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2135
November 18, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=271080152923932< /a>
 
ABOUT SWAPSITY
Swapsity, founded by a U of T alumnus, is an online community that fosters collaboration, sustainability, and mindful consumption through barter.
 

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