Build It Green: New Stuff...and Your Build It Green Scoop of the Week

Posted by Pat / on 04/21/2010 / 0 Comments

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incinerating trash is a bad idea!

Did you read that bogus article in the New York Times about the benefits of incinerating your trash? What the heck was that all about?

Our friends over at the Lower East Side Ecology Center are back in action for the spring with their electronic recycling events for the public . Bring your working and non-working computers, monitors, printers,
scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TV’s, VCR’s, DVD players, audio/visual equipment, phones and PDA’s and have them recycled free of charge!

The Tree Guard Clinic rocked out all morning long this last Saturday. All I can say is: Wow and thanks for the memories!

Marc "The Guard" Dreyfus ( led a great clinic with the help of the reasonable and gracious folks from Green Shores NYC ( for about twenty people.

Build it Green!NYC has always offered assistance to other non-profits and charities, but now you can apply here on our webpage. (Under the ABOUT tab.) There are some conditions for sponsorship, so be sure to read through them. While Build It Green!NYC's budget is limited, we do like to help out when we can.

Don’t let our city trees suffer the abuse that comes with an urban lifestyle. Learn how to build affordable and appropriate tree guards to protect the street trees on your block.

The Green Codes Task Force is comprised of over 200 leading local and national industry experts that have worked tirelessly to evaluate New York City's building, zoning, health, consumer affairs, environmental protection, and other codes.

Guess what? We're going to publish pictures on a brand new section of our website of projects that people have built using Build it Green NYC! supplies.

From recycled kitchens to East Village restaurants, from cool furniture to new art galleries, please send it in! The more great customer ideas we can get up there, the better.

Don't Listen to the ads on television and the radio: Re-gifting IS a good thing. So good, in fact, that we are having a party dedicated especially to this form of the barter system so close to our hearts...And YOU are invited!

A lot of people don't know that Build it Green!NYC is part of a network of New York environmental non-profits under the umbrella of the Community Environmental Center, an organization that provides weatherization and energy savings to under-served local communities.

Recycle-A-Bicycle is having their 15th Birthday celebration on December 14th, 2009! Come out and show a great community reuse group some support at Superfine in Dumbo. BIGNYC is providing a gift certificate for their benefit auction.

Over the weekend our friends at Buffalo ReUse gathered hundreds of volunteers to help deconstruct a home as part of ABC’s show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”. The house came down in 15-17 hours, depending on if you count the TV cheesing.

Though the U.S. represents less than 5% of the world’s population, we generate 22% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, use 30% of the world’s resources, and create 30% of the world’s waste. Our waste production and overconsumption of materials is a key factor in our impact on climate change.

There's a new bar/restaurant called "The Manhattan Inn" in Greenpoint, built almost entirely from stuff from Build It Green!

Lately, the Build it Green warehouse has seen a huge influx of great new interns and volunteer helpers.

From the Brooklyn College Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship program we currently have Elizaveta Golovatskaya as a marketing intern.

The New York City Century Bike Tour is coming up this Sunday, September 13th and your very own BIG!NYC will be hosting the composting and recycling for the event. There will be 6000 riders expected this year, that means quite a bit of recyclable and compostable material. It also means that we will need a LOT of help to take care of it.

A nice mention in Black Star News alongside our good friends/colleagues over at Non-traditional Employment for Women (NEW). Check it out here.

Also, have a look at the NEW website

Over here at BigNYC we have decided to take the logical next step...hands on educational programming. In the coming months, we will be offering numerous weekly workshops here at the warehouse, including PAINT MIXING, VERMACULTURE MADE EASY, CAT SCRATCHING POST, BOOKCASE, AND LOFT BUILDING...

check this out this month at death by audio a maze constructed from Build it Green! materials hosts several several shows curated by the duo Trouble...
performances include four by Build it Green's inhouse theatre co., Dome theatre! see more here and get with it!

Build it Green! NYC would like to thank the folks over at THE L MAGAZINE for honoring us with the title of "Best Green Salvage Construction Store" in their annual NYC Green Awards.

Vintage filing cabinets generously donated by the New School University.

Check out our featured items page for more details.

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Build It Green! NYC
3-17 26th Ave.
Astoria, New York 11102
For more information, please visit BIGNYC.ORG, or call 718-777-0132.


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