Plant Exchange

The mission of the Plant Exchange is to educate students about the many benefits of houseplants and support the propagation of houseplants throughout CC’s residential spaces. Indoor plants provide healthier air, minimize stress, reduce mental fatigue, and improve productivity. This program is designed to help make caring for plants more accessible for students who may need to leave campus for breaks throughout the school year or study abroad opportunities. 

Check Out A Plant Today

This is a pilot program through the Office of Sustainability led by the Waste Team and will launch this semester for the student community this academic year. As a brand-new program, it will be launching with pop-up events throughout the year giving students opportunities to get plants for a low price which will be refunded if the plants are returned in good condition. 

How to Get Started:

Swing by during a pop-up event to pick up a plant 🌿

  • Block 2 Plant Exchange Launch Event 
    • Location: Office of Sustainability 
    • Date: Sept. 27th 
    • Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 
    • Description: Drop by the OOS for the initial launch of the Plant Exchange. Plants will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis until the end of the event or we run out!
Program Expectations:

After selecting a plant of your choice, we ask that you sign an agreement that:

  • Acknowledges your participation in the Plant Exchange program and your responsibility to take care of the plant(s) you check out. 
  • In order to participate in this program, we ask for a cash deposit between $2-10, depending on the plant variety, due at the time of your plant selection.
  • Students participating in this program will receive the cash deposit returned in full as long as:  
    • both the plant and the pot are returned,
    • the plant is in healthy condition, 
    • and the plant is returned at the appropriate time and place (most likely at the end of the spring semester or during any of the pop-up events throughout the year). 

If you have any questions, please email

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