reuse. repurpose. reFort.
By the time summer break hits, the average student has thrown away 640 pounds of trash. Most of it is mini-fridges, televisions, chairs, and other items in good condition. Every year, every campus.
But with over 20 million students looking for items each fall, we need a better way.
reFort is committed to creating sustainable and affordable items for college students, while reducing waste and pollution. Here’s how we do it.
Meet the reFort Team
FounderEthan is a native of Frederick, Maryland who loves outdoor sports – mountain biking, surfing, and skiing. It is clear that global pollution has been growing exponentially, becoming increasingly noticeable in every corner of the world. A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology who holds an MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures, he is determined to recycle as much of the waste stream as possible, and save our only and one planet.
FounderMyles is the guy who brings the marketing groove to reFort. Taking risks, challenges, and adventures never ceases to excite him. Born in Cincinnati, OH (Bengals!), raised in Frederick MD, and currently living in Washington D.C., he aims to make a difference across the nation. Myles is determined to make a social impact by increasing the recycling stream and reducing landfill mass. It’s a HUGE challenge, but it is possible!
FounderSean is a seventh generation Californian, but has lived in DC for six years now. He enjoys scuba diving in his free time and hates seeing trash and other polluted things in the water, which was one of his inspirations behind reFort. Sean graduated from Gallaudet with Ethan and Myles, and will be graduating from The George Washington University in May with a Master’s in Public Policy.