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Tour to Build It Green!NYC Brooklyn Reuse Center

January 23, 2014


State Dept Image/Jan 23, 2014/Brooklyn, NY
Date: 01/23/2014 Location: Brooklyn, NY Description: Journalists tour the Build It Green!NYC Brooklyn Reuse Center as part of the New York Foreign Press Center's reporting series on Urban Sustainability Initiatives. - State Dept Image

1/23/2014; Brooklyn, New York
Contact: Ariel Howard, New York Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 646-282-2832; email: howardan2@state.gov

Journalists toured the Build It Green!NYC Brooklyn Reuse Center, New York’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus material. Founder Justin Green briefed journalists on the mission and operations of BIG!NYC, which diverts tons of construction and demolition waste from landfills for reuse in homes, restaurants, and film sets. The tour is part of the New York Foreign Press Center’s reporting series on Urban Sustainability Initiatives.