A circular campus uses circular economy principles to reduce waste, emissions, and costs. The aim is to transform consumption patterns on campus and increase access affordability for our students.
Rheaply AxM is an internal reuse and exchange platform for the Barnard community. Students, faculty and staff can rent, donate, and share equipment and supplies across campus. By connecting people and their resources, Rheaply AxM creates a local circular economy that makes Barnard a more resilient and sustainable campus.
A circular campus must maintain a robust ecosystem of exchange for students, faculty, and staff. This will not only help reduce emissions generated by the manufacturing and transportation of new stuff, it will also increase access to affordable course and dorm supplies for students. Rheaply AxM supports consumption habits that prioritize the climate and our community while upholding equity and access.
Sitting in buildings and rooms across our campus are valuable resources that other members of our community would happily use today if only they knew about them! By increasing the visibility of your equipment and supplies, you become a champion for collaboration, sustainability, and affordability. To get started, take a look around your environment for items that won’t be used by you or your department and could be useful to others. You can also list items for “rental” or borrowing.
Nope! Everything listed on Rheaply AxM is free for students, faculty, and staff. Make sure to check here before considering purchasing new or used items.
Any personal item can be posted as a listing or a rental. Not all Barnard owned items are suitable to post as a listing, although most can be posted as a rental. Please see below for guidance on Barnard owned items. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com before posting.
College owned items of value may only be exchanged to Barnard College faculty or staff for use on campus only. Rentals of Barnard owned items may be made at the discretion of a faculty or staff member. You can note this in item titles and descriptions. I.e. “Faculty/Staff only: Item xyz.”
Items of value include but are not limited to:
-Any item with an Asset tag
*BCIT must be made aware of all Barnard owned computer exchanges. Depending on the computing device, BCIT may need to reconfigure or remove data from the device before it can be provided to a new user.
Check out our Rheaply AxM Walkthrough Video on YouTube! There are chapter markers in the description to help you jump ahead to specific features such as Post Types, Marketplace, Leaderboard, and more.
Your health and safety is the top priority when making an exchange. Meet in a public location, outside, and wear a mask. We suggest following the CDC’s guidelines for Social Distancing. Spread from surfaces is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, though CDC Coronavirus FAQs specify that you can get COVID-19 by touching a contaminated surface or object and then touching your own mouth, nose, or eyes. Remember to sanitize your hands and items before and after meeting, and avoid touching your face during exchanges. For more safety tips, look at this Help Center Article.
Anyone with a Barnard email address can join Rheaply. To invite your friends and start earning points, go to https://axm.rheaply.com/refer and share your unique referral link with your peers.
When you click on a rental or listing, you can check the item’s availability or make an offer. On the offer page, you can message the seller with any questions about the item or to arrange a pick up. You can also direct messages users on Barnard’s Rheaply AxM profile with questions about listings.
We seek to create a safe virtual space that promotes access and inclusivity for Barnard’s campus and community. Rheaply AxM users are expected to abide by Barnard's Acceptable Use and Posting Policies. In the context of the Rheaply platform, these policies ask us to respect one another and our shared resources when exchanging supplies. It also asks us to maintain a responsible online presence on the platform.
The Rheaply and Barnard Sustainability teams would love to hear from you. We welcome all feedback, comments, and questions. You can open the live chat box directly in AxM by clicking the help link from the menu or check out these other ways to get in touch with Rheaply or Barnard Sustainability.
Barnard Sustainability and Rheaply love the circular economy and we’re not shy about it! Check out all of our channels where we share impactful content to help change how we all think about sustainability, access, and affordability. We would also love to hear your interesting ideas! Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com.