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New Meetup: BRANY Meeting:Getting Creative with Reuse-Free

Cathy
cr578
Group Organizer
New York, NY
Announcing a new Meetup for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!

What: BRANY Meeting:Getting Creative with Reuse-Free

When: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:30 AM

Where: Material for the Arts
33-00 Northern Blvd., 3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

B R A N Y
Buy Recycled Alliance of New York
A program of the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling (NYSAR3)
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Getting Creative with Reuse

“Creative Reuse”—What it is. What it isn’t. Who’s doing it. Please join us at Material for the Arts in Long Island City (directions below) for our first meeting of the New Year as we explore these and other issues surrounding the important second tier of the Reduce/Reuse/Recycle hierarchy. While “reuse” simply means extending the life of an item by using it more than once, there are many different ways to implement a reuse strategy, including conventional reuse; refurbishing/remanufacturing; and creative reuse, which involves “upcycling” or repurposing. And all of these differ from what we know as recycling.

Our panel of experts will include:
Harriet Taub and John Kaiser from MFTA;
Karen Overton from Recycle-A-Bicycle and the Partnerships for Parks; and
Carlos Salgado from Scrapile.

They’ll explain the subtle differences in the various reuse approaches, focusing on creative reuse and how reuse can help save time, money, energy and resources. Following the presentations and discussion, we’ll have an opportunity to tour the MFTA facility.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011
9:30 am – 11:30 am

hosted by Material for the Arts
33-00 Northern Blvd., 3rd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

(Directions: by subway, take the M or R train to 36th Street in Queens. Exit the station towards 34th Street. Walk south on Northern Blvd to the MFTA entrance at 33-00. Or take the N or Q train to 39th Avenue and Beebe Avenue. Turn left after exiting turnstiles, walk down the stairs and make a left and quick right. Walk one black to Northern Blvd. Entrance to 33-00 is across the street. For directions by car, see the MFTA website at www.mfta.org.

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