Our mission is to foster conservation and reuse through creativity, education, and community building.
Our vision is a community that consciously consumes and chooses reuse as a first choice when evaluating the need for personal or project materials.
Through the discovery of the reuse of an object, a person will learn to evaluate use and purchase decisions based on the whole lifecycle of the object.
Every object has impact : All material items have a social, economic, and environmental impact that influences our relationship with Stuff; nothing is free.
Reuse creates awareness : Reusing items sparks creativity, awareness, and exploration, fostering inspiration and engaged learning.
Communities are powerful : It’s more fun to play together and collaborate with the experts in our area to conserve vital resources.
Action is Advancement : We believe in experimenting with new ideas and taking incremental steps to work towards goals.
For the past thirty years, more than 25 creative reuse centers have been thriving in the US. Many of these organizations report diverting 60,000 lbs from landfill each year while also being economically viable organizations.
Through tinkering and creative exploration, reuse inspires the engineers, designers, architects, and artists of tomorrow.
Reuse centers create affordable and accessible opportunities.
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