* BIG!NYC's reuse centers are on their way to divert 4,000,000 pounds of usable building materials from the landfill in 2013.
* Our diversion rate reduces climate change emission by 3,200 MTCOE, which is like saving 360,000 gallons of gas.
* BIG!Compost has diverted 267,230 pounds of food scraps and given away 159,240 pounds of compost and 49,620 pounds of mulch so far this year.
* BIG!Blooms has given away 5,345 pieces of retired lumber to build 2,226 garden beds in over 1,269 community and school gardens in NYC.
* BIG!Gives Back has given away $300,000 worth of materials benefiting NYC's community and environment.
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Crafted at the Canal
Friday, December 6th’s market will be held from 5pm to 9pm with DJ's spinning holiday tunes and local vendors selling their clever crafts. Plus attendees who are 21+ will receive a complimentary beverage thanks to Coney Island Brewing Co.
The craft fair continues on Saturday, December 7th during Build It Green!NYC’s regular store hours, 10am to 5pm. Free coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters will keep visitors to the market roasty toasty, while vendors will continue to offer a wide variety of reuse inspired gifts.
Products at Crafted at the Canal range from soy candles in recycled vessels, framed photographs in reclaimed lumber frames, upcycled art pieces, reuseable holiday cards, pet-friendly toys/clothes/dishes, recycled bicycle parts turned into jewelry, hand painted wooden objects, bike accessories, DIY bottle lamp kits, hand-crafted custom home decor and furniture, New York sea glass jewelry, handwoven recycled plastic bags, repurposed maps turned wallets, glazed lamps, and more! Plus a local vendor will be selling fresh made crepes and warm apple cider.
JUST ADDED: The NYC Compost Project, hosted at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be joining the fair on Saturday, showcasing worms and hosting family friendly composting activities!
Confirmed Vendors for Crafted at the Canal 2013:
I like that Lamp
New York Clocks
Long Play Coasters
Cards Worth Framing
Lucie & Lacie Soy Candles
Sea Glass Jewelry by Pamela
ARF ARF: Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness
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Recap from 2012 Crafted at the Canal holiday fair:
Vendors from 2012!
Llaves Designs, New York Clocks, Wild Edge Designs, Recycle-A-Bicycle Jewelry, Wonder Lee 123 Designs Inc, Surname Cycling Goods, La' Elle Chalkboards and Designs, Ollielulu, Bexbuckles co, Tri-Lox, Planet Ert, Ancora Bags, Film Biz Recycling, Woodknot Design, rubberpieces, Shea Yeleen, Matthew Lusk's Bright Ideas, Coil + Drift... Plus handmade ceramics & more!