What we're about
The Young and the Reuseless (Y&R) is a monthly meetup series exploring reuse and the waste stream; we offer a community to convene and discuss ideas and opportunities for reuse in Chicago. In the exploratory and hands-on spirit of reuse, Y&R organizes monthly field trips and public expeditions to discover interventions in the waste stream, exposing the various tributaries, pools, and reservoirs in the flow of Stuff through our fair city. Each month, we feature a different reuse project, showcasing the seemingly endless possibilities for reimagining 'waste.' Y&R tours offer an insider view of projects and programs often restricted to the public.
Why Reuse? Reuse has social, economic and environmental benefits: job creation/training/placement, resources for art, industry, and education, waste reduction, and more. There's huge potential to support the green and creative communities in this city through reuse efforts. Come join us!