EPA awards ReUSe title of Environmental Champion!

  Finger Lakes ReUse named “Environmental Champion” By U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Highest recognition presented to the public by EPA, the award recognizes outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Finger Lakes ReUse (ReUse) as a recipient of its 2015 Environmental Champion Award. ReUse was nominated for this award, the highest honor presented to the public by EPA, by Tompkins County Solid Waste Manager Barbara Eckstrom, in recognition of its accomplishments in transforming waste into jobs and job skills training opportunities for the community. “Finger Lakes ReUse has not only had great success locally but is becoming a reuse model for other communities in New York State and the United States,” Eckstrom wrote ...

A Customizable Online Reuse Template for Every Community

  Thanks to funding provided by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Finger Lakes ReUse (FLR) is developing an easy-to-follow guide and business plan template for New York State communities interested in developing Community ReUse Centers in their cities and towns in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCETC). The interactive, online template will assist communities in replicating the successful nonprofit Community ReUse Center model established by Finger Lakes ReUse in 2008. The template will be free of charge and designed and distributed as a tool for communities to transform liabilities into assets by reducing solid waste generation, creating quality “green” jobs, and developing a skilled workforce through the creation of nonprofit Community ReUse Ce ...

5 Year Anniversary Sale at the Reuse Center

5 Year Anniversary Sale at the Reuse Center

WHO: Finger Lakes ReUse WHAT: 5th Anniversary Celebration Sale WHEN: November 1-November 30, 2013 WHERE: The ReUse Center in the Triphammer Marketplace, 2255 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY WHY:  To celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the ReUse Center! 5 Year Anniversary Sale at the Reuse Center The ReUse Center is turning 5 years old on November 12, 2013! To celebrate, and to thank the community for its support, the ReUse Center will be holding sales and promotions throughout the month of November. Discounts will include 10% off all furniture, computers, and computer peripherals and 25% off everything else (housewares, building materials, home electronics) all month long. (Sale discounts exclude all services, fees and parts ordered for services.) On its actual birthday, Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the ReUse Center will be hosting a 5 hour Supe ...

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