Thursday, February 24, 2005

salvaging for fun and (non)profit

a friend of mine in nyc has just opened a non-profit store for salvaged materials. here is his announcement letter:

NYC throws away 13,500tons of building materials every day. Only around 40% of that is recycled. That is a lot of garbage leftover and many of the materials are perfectly good. Like things from doors, sinks, hardwoodfloors, lights and wood. Additionally manufacturers and building materialsstores often have surplus that they may end up tossing due to the insane rents of NYC like paint and custom cabinets.

And that is where we come in. We are setting up a sort of goodwill for building materials. Folks can donate their unwanted stuff and we will sell it to raise money to continue our program and fund other programs like environmental education at a park on the East River.

  • in the market for building materials (we just got a shipment of brand newAnderson windows that are going to be snatched up if you know anyone redoing their cabin in the catskills.- can donate good building materials
  • or can help publicize the store. Check out our rudimentary website for directions and moreinfo. We are sort of close to Bohemian Beer Garden so you can celebrate your purchases more easily.

if you happen to be on the other side of the country, check out his store and support a very worthy cause.


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