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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.
6/22 BIG!Workshops: Build a Bench @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/23 BIG!Workshops: Record Your Thoughts! Book Binding with Shannon @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/25 BIG!Workshops: Know Your Tools: Women and Trans DIY 101 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/27 BIG!Workshops: Mosaic What Yo Momma Gave You! Round 2 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/29 BIG!Workshops: Unconventional Embroidery with Brooklyn Craft Farm @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
7/10-8/1 BIG!Workshops: Upholstery 101 with Annie Evelyn (eight part class) @ BIG!NYC Gowanus(8 sessions)
7/13 BIG!Workshops: Rainwater Harvesting with Adam Katzman @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
7/16 Brooklyn Bridge Park Green Series: Urban Gardening Design Challenge @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
7/20 BIG!Workshops: Create Your Own Pendant Light with Urban Chandy @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
Food Network Donates to BIG!NYC
Have you ever dreamed of being a culinary master in your very own professional kitchen? Well now is your chance to cook like an Iron Chef with appliances and other cooking goods, generously donated to BIG!NYC’s Astoria reuse center by Food Network.
Instead of dumping past season’s appliances and stage flats in the landfill, Food Network follows an eco-friendly initiative. Food Network previously has recycled its unwanted materials, but now it has taken an even greener step in the sustainable direction. By donating to BIG!NYC, the network has completely reverted its materials from any landfill or recycling plant so anyone - including you! - may now purchase this high-quality equipment at a fraction of its retail price!
Now that’s something to be proud of.
Check out some of the goods at our Astoria reuse center, or by clicking below: