* 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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For Closure + BIG!NYC Gives Back
“FOR CLOSURE” Opens: Bronx River Art Center and NYC DOT Unveil New Temporay Sculpture on Monday April 9 at 1pm in West Farms Square Plaza!
Department of Transportation (DOT), through its Urban Art Program’s Arterventions initiative, are pleased to unveil a new, temporary public art sculpture by New York City-based artist Gabriela Salazar (www.gabrielasalazar.com). Salazar’s sculpture, For Closure, will be on view for seven months at the center of West Farms Square Plaza — located at the base of the West Farms Square/East Tremont Avenue subway station on the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Boston Road in the Bronx, and one block away from the Bronx River Art Center.
For Closure (Outdoors, the Bronx) is the second in a series of sculptures that draws attention to the crisis in the housing sector. Its predecessor was installed in Providence, Rhode Island in 2009. The structure is a four-story house of cards assembled from locally salvaged doors. Build It Green!NYC donated 26 doors for this "house-of-doors" exhibit as part of our BIG!NYC Gives Back material donation program. To learn more about BIG!NYC Gives Back, or to apply, click here. The thin sheet of the door stands in as shorthand for the house, the home, and the occupant, with For Closure enacting the fallibility of our sense of safety, security, and permanence.