* 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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Block Party & Stop 'N' Swap® - May 19th
The 4th Annual Build It Green Grow NYC Block Party & Stop 'N' Swap®!
Saturday, May 19, 2012! 12:00-3:00pm (rain or shine! To be held in front of Build It Green!NYC's Astoria Reuse Center (26th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets, Astoria)
- GrowNYC's Stop 'N' Swap - Clear out clutter and help reduce NYC's waste by bringing clean, portable, reusable items to donate to a new home, or simply take home items that are useful to you. It's all free! No furniture/large items, please.
- Electronic-waste recycling with WeRecycle! - Responsibly recycle computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, peripherals, (keyboards, mice, cables, etc.) televisions, VCRs, DVD players, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, phones, answering machines, game consoles, portable music players, & other personal e-devices.
Live music featuring Zeke Healy, Mandy Lee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=EmlyIwGbQv0 & http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=RsU_vh2UhSY), & Tianna Kennedy
- Plus sets by DJ Cool Places Sound System, DJ Dee Redgrave & DJ Tony Lowe
- Brooklyn Grange's Fresh Farm Stand
- FREE Face Painting
- Plant, Compost & Seed Sale to Benefit Western Queens Compost Initiative (WQCI)
- Compost Tumbler Assembly Demo & Worm Bin Demo by WQCI
- Green Shores
- Two Coves Community Garden
- Occupy Wall Street Screenprint Co-op - bring a t-shirt or bag to print on!
- Chhaya CDC is a non-profit organization connecting homeowners with incentives for energy audits and home improvement work to reduce energy use. Bring your utility bills (gas and electric) to sign up for a home energy audit!
- Simar Coffee - FREE samples!
Both Build It Green!NYC Reuse Centers will be open for shopping and donating during the Block Party & Stop 'N' Swap (10am-5pm in both Astoria and Gowanus).
And be sure to stick around for the BIG!NYC & We Heart Astoria After-Party (3:00-5:00pm)!
Featuring a special performance by Brother Reverend!