Happy National Reuse Day

What, you haven’t heard?.  Our friends at Reuse Alliance are petitioning the US Senate Committee on the Environment to designate October 20th as National Reuse Day.

The purpose of National Reuse Day will be to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of reuse and encourage more people to join the movement toward creating a cleaner environment and a greener economy.

National Reuse Day will be the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to buy, use or donate reusable, reclaimed and remanufactured products. Having a national day will help encourage millions of Americans to improve their reuse habits at home, school and work.

Through National Reuse Day, the Reuse Alliance will support local communities and raise awareness by educating citizens about the benefits of reuse. We hope that on every October 20th everyone will become better informed about the importance of reuse.

We are celebrating National Reuse Day today with our ZeroLandfill community.

CONGRATULATIONS to the community. You have collectively upcycled over 600,000 lbs of materials from the waste stream.  The materials are still new, still usable and lead to incredibly creative ideas from the artists and educators among us.  We welcome Denver, Colorado to our community today.  Mike Dungan is in Denver this week presenting the CEU – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Landfill and leading the workshop discovery training.  We look forward to seeing Denver’s interiors and creative communities come together.

A NEW HOME for Collective Upcycle for November/December 2011.  Our friend, Nicole McGee at Plenty Underfoot, opens up a pop-up boutique shop for holiday shopping – this year in Shaker Square next to Fire.  The boutique will be full of the goods of 30+ local & regional reuse artists & up cyclists.  Items created from plastic bag, cast away glass, reclaimed sweater, salvaged bicycle part, scrap wire, expired flooring sample, scrap paper, sailcloth… You will find jewelry, candles, home accessories, artwork for your walls and much, much more.  Here are a few items I spotted this summer made from ZeroLandfill materials.

Renee Rothhaas's earrings on Interface fabric card

Elaine Slea's fabric box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU to ZeroLandfill Nashville.  They gifted us with this oh-so-cool beehive (pictured above) created by the ASID student chapter of University of Tennessee Chattanooga.  I can’t decide which I love more, the bees hanging from  chains or the queen.  Our office has never looked better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME and THANK YOU to our presenting sponsor for ZeroLandfill, Wilsonart. Your support is meaningful to the new and current communities of ZeroLandfill.

 

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2 Responses to “Happy National Reuse Day”
  1. National Reuse Day will be the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to buy, use or donate reusable, reclaimed and re-manufactured products. Having a national day will help encourage millions of Americans to improve their reuse habits at home, school and work.

  2. cindy coven says:

    What a super idea! Am trying to get every artist I know to come and upcycle!