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A Second Life for Scaffolding

Build It Green!NYC Donates Used Lumber to Urban Teaching Farm in Brownsville -

This week marks a second life for 10 tons of scaffolding lumber thanks to BIG!Blooms,
Build It Green!NYC’s scaffolding donation program. A truck departing from Ace Scaffolding in northern
New Jersey will deliver approximately 500 untreated 2x9 boards to an 8,000 square foot lot in
Brownsville, Brooklyn.
This empty lot in Brooklyn will soon be the home of the Brownsville Student Farm Project, an urban
teaching farm made possible by the donated lumber. Nora Painten, founder of the Brownsville Student
Farm Project, believes this collaboration will “beautify the land, educate local youth, and provide a source
of fresh produce for the community.”
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The greenhouse gas emissions prevented by our diversion efforts is equivalent to saving 360,000 gallons of gasoline!

Our Big Gives Back program has given away $300,000 worth of materials benefiting NYC's community and environment.

Our Food Scrap Drop-off program serviced 1000 households per week in 2015!

Our Big Blooms program has given away 5,345 pieces of retired lumber to build 2,226 garden beds in over 1,269 community and school gardens.

We processed 765,477 pounds of food scraps and accepted 237,554 pounds of wood chips and leaf matter in 2015! That's over 1 million pounds of organic material diverted from landfills!