The NYC Green Awards

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07/08/2009 4:00 AM |


Build It Green!

Look into any construction dumpster in New York at any given moment
and you’ll get an eyeful of building materials that three-quarters of
the world’s populace would gladly use (and that’s during a recession;
the level of material waste during the boom of the last decade was
truly obscene). Sadly, we all can’t go rummaging through containers for
wainscoting, but that’s where the good folks at Build It Green! come
in. Besides doing yeoman’s work scavenging the five boroughs (and
beyond) for anything useful to reuse in construction (which is good for
you), all the proceeds from the heavily discounted material goes to
support Solar 1’s environmental education programs (which is good for


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  • I work for Green Spaces in Brooklyn ( ). We put on the Green Business Competition ( ) mentioned with Gotham Greens, a client of ours, in the “Best use of God’s Old House”.

    Check the links!

  • Nice article I interned for an eco-friendly auction/swap site . We participated in the Go Green Expo in April (in the Hilton Hotel ) , wish our website would have been nominated .

  • Time’s Up rocks! I personally volunteer with this group and it’s amazing how much they get done with only volunteers and a very small budget. You can truly see the positive changes all over the city. Time’s Up definitely deserves this award after all of it’s long hard work and it’s nice to see they are finally being recognized. Thank you Time’s Up for making my New York City a more environmentally friendly place.

  • Check out my blog , I’m a teen trying to help the world and inform myself and others of the importance that being green can do .
    I think it’s awesome that people are trying to do the right thing in the green scene .