* 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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Just in from Urban Chandy...
Check out what was just installed at BIG!NYC in Gowanus - a rustic door turned chandelier made by Urban Chandy, a small company that transforms building materials into beautiful chandeliers.
The chandelier featured in the photo is made from a door salvaged after Hurricane Sandy. It is on display at Gowanus BIG!NYC to inspire folks to consider buying a door and have Urban Chandy custom design one for you.
Check out www.urbanchandy.com for more information and additional styles!