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Addressing Period Poverty and Enhancing Student Life

Abstract Period poverty, the lack of access to menstrual products and hygienic facilities to use them, impacts 16.9 million menstruators in the United States and often forces people to choose between menstrual products and food (Michel et al., 2022). For our project, we developed recommendations to assist State Senator Robyn Kennedy in addressing the impacts…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity: Developing a New and Sustainable Weight Estimation Method for Habitat for Humanity (MetroWest/Greater Worcester) and Beyond

Habitat for Humanity: Developing a New and Sustainable Weight Estimation Method for Habitat for Humanity (MetroWest/Greater Worcester) and Beyond

Project Overview (Abstract) Habitat for Humanity Metro-West/Greater Worcester needed a new method to estimate landfill diversion from their ReStore sales. Finding diversion numbers is important as this aids the organization in applying for grants to support the nonprofit financially. We developed a methodology for finding the average weight of inventory being purchased by customers. We…

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