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The Power and Impact of Building Material Reuse

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Join us for ReUSE Minnesota's May Webinar
Thursday, May 16, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Power and Impact of Building Material Reuse

This webinar will highlight the multiple benefits of reusing and repurposing used building materials. In Minnesota, less than 30% of used building materials are reused or recycled, the rest are buried in landfills. The presenters will describe ways to reverse this inefficient, harmful practice and create economic opportunities statewide.

The presenters operate businesses that reclaim used materials and outlets for selling the reclaimed goods. Please join us to learn more about these social enterprises and discuss ways we can expand these businesses within a growing circular economy!

Panelists:

  • Steve Thomas, ReUSE Minnesota
  • Thomas Adams, Better Futures
  • John McCarthy, North Shore Architectural Antiques

Free to attend!

This is Part I of a two-part series. The second webinar, 'Policies to Promote Building Material Stewardship,' will be on Thursday, June 13. Learn more and register online.

Questions?
Contact us at info@reusemn.org or (612) 352-9119.

ReUSE Minnesota Wants YOU!

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Are you a reuse enthusiast? Are you interested in joining a community? Are you looking for a way to support local businesses and organizations? Are you excited to volunteer and share or develop a skillset?

If you said “yes!” to any of these scenarios, then you’re a great fit for ReUSE Minnesota Ambassadors!

ReUSE Minnesota Ambassadors are our organization’s fantastic volunteers that support ReUSE Minnesota’s mission through a wide range of opportunities. Depending on your interests, experience, and availability you can:

Table at events and casually talk with people about the reuse industry, our organization, and opportunities to reuse, repair, and rent

Examples: Green Gifts Fair at Midtown Global Market, Earth Day celebrations, sporting events

Present at events and more formally share information about reuse, tips for reuse, and becoming involved with ReUSE Minnesota

Examples: Local businesses and nonprofits interested in incorporating more reuse, community education courses

Support an event and help with set-up/take-down or coordinating activities

Examples: Minnesota State Fair Eco Experience, ReUSE Minnesota conferences

Create content to share in ReUSE Minnesota’s newsletter and social media platforms

Provide a completely different skill or dive into an area of interest you think would benefit the organization – we’d love to hear your ideas!

After your initial training, there isn’t a requirement for how many events you need to attend or the amount of time you need to commit, so your involvement can flex based on your availability.

Our big upcoming event is a booth at the Minnesota State Fair Eco Experience this summer – the Repair & Reuse Room. Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch!

Our Right to Repair Webinar

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