* 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.
The BIG!NYC Calendar has moved to our EVENTS page.
BIG!NYC Featured on theresident.net
"We are a throwaway society, making, buying, and tossing out cheap, crappy stuff. Our landfills are loaded with stuff, which had we only made and bought higher-quality stuff, wouldn't exist. We have been led astray, humans. Luckily, there are still organizations dedicated to minimizing waste and artistic value, like the good folks over at Build it Green (BIG!) NYC" - created by http://www.theresident.net
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tILpsk0GgU4