Social Entrepreneurs In Action: Build It Green! NYC

BIGNYC.ORG and the Community Environment Center recently opened ReStore with Habitat for Humanity NYC. Here is the low-down on ReStore:

The ReStore , is New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials; it is co-sponsored by Habitat-NYC and Build It Green! NYC, a program of the Community Environmental Center (CEC).

Salvage & Surplus:
The ReStore Warehouse sells salvaged and surplus building materials at the warehouse — great products at half or below their new price. And you help keep perfectly useful material out of the landfill!

A Better NYC:
All proceeds help Habitat-NYC build affordable homes and support CEC’s environmental education programs.

So make money selling unused materials, and promote “deconstruction” and sell salvaged materials at ReStore. That’s what I call creating value!

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  1. We’ve extended our hours at BIG!NYC and are now open Tues – Fri: 10am-6:00pm and Sat: 10am – 5pm

    Furthermore, all proceeds go to fund environmental education at Solar One (

    We’re located at:
    3-17 26th Ave. (at 4th Street)
    Astoria, Queens 11102

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