& Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
In 2012 BIG!NYC:
* Diverted 1,200 tons of reuseable building materials from the landfill
* Donated over 57 tons of lumber to community & school gardens. That's 1,200 raised garden beds in NYC!
* Gave away $58,780 worth of materials to local organizations.
5/21 BIG!Compost Volunteer Orientation @ LIC (6:30-8pm). RSVP to email@example.com
5/28 BIG!Workshops: Know Your Tools: Women & Trans Tool 101 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (6:30-8pm)
6/8 BIG!Workshops: Scaffolding Lumber Benches with Spark Workshops @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (11:30am-1:30pm)
6/15,22,29 BIG!Workshops: Make Your Own Folding Stool with Mr. Fox @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (3 sessions; 12:30-2pm)
WNYC Looks at Ways to Handle Sandy Debris
(January 15, 2013) WNYC reports that "the destruction from Sandy is expected to leave more than 12 million cubic yards of debris in New York state and New Jersey. The vast majority of it will be taken to landfills." WNYC's reporter, Alec Hamilton, spoke with demolition crews and C&D reuse experts about the clean up from Hurricane Sandy. Listen to the report, including interviews with Justin Green (Build It Green!NYC) and Angie Green (The Green Project in New Orleans).
Hamilton notes that "of the 4.3 million cubic yards picked up in New York State so far, less than 3% has been diverted. The rest is considered construction and demolition, or C&D material." Listen here: