Giving Back to The NEW New York
Build It Green! NYC will join forces with other local green groups on October 1 at the second annual NEW New York festival. GreenHomeNYC is presenting the most innovative block party in NYC this fall, focusing on community, interaction, sustainability and having fun!
Over the summer, GreenHomeNYC put a call out for young, green designers to create a collection of sustainable furniture for the festival. Ten eco-conscious design students were chosen and now have access to Build It Green! NYC's inventory to create their re-use furniture projects. For updates and sneak peaks at the designers creations, visit greendesignchallenge.tumblr.com!
BIG!NYC Gives Back offers free and discounted materials to many artists, community groups, schools and environmental initiatives through out the year. To learn more about our program or to apply for materials, please visit bignyc.org/givesback.
Earlier this summer, BIG!NYC's Gives Back program donated materials to the arts festival, FIGMENT NYC 2011. Held over three days in June, this Governors Island event calls itself an "explosion of creative energy". Mixing culture and participatory art whenever possible, this art project transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative art installation - and then the art disappears to be reused in another way. Sign up to help FIGMENT with the deconstruction of the remaining installations on Governor's Island, September 23-25.