Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
The Greensboro Habitat for Humanity ReStore will host environmentally-friendly events in celebration of Earth Day during the week of April 22-27. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are retail outlets that accept donated goods and resell them to the general public at a fraction of the retail price to help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of homes within their communities.
“This year the Habitat ReStore will celebrate Earth Day throughout the week of April 22nd-27th to promote the concepts of ReUse, ReCycle, ReStore,” said Allison Jehlicka, Greensboro ReStore Donation Coordinator. “In years past, we have been blessed with large donations of springtime items and held sales on Earth Day. This year, we’re going a bit further by partnering with other local agencies and organizations to promote the ways residents of Greensboro can make a difference on our local environment.”
The following is a schedule of Greensboro Habitat ReStore’s Earth Day activities:
- Monday, April 22: The City of Greensboro will have an information booth set up in the store from 12-4pm along with recycling bins for patrons to use. Shamrock Shredding will also be available from 12-4pm. From 12-1pm we will have online blogger, Pretty Handy Girl, with a presentation and demonstration on “upcycling”, bring a bag lunch.
- Tuesday, April 23: City of Greensboro recycling bins and Shamrock Shredding will be available from 12-4pm.
- Wednesday, April 24: City of Greensboro recycling bins and Shamrock Shredding will be available from 12-4pm. From 12-1pm we will have a rain barrel demonstration with Roger Chance, bring a bag lunch.
- Thursday, April 25: City of Greensboro recycling bins and Shamrock Shredding will be available from 12-4pm.
- Friday, April 26: City of Greensboro recycling bins will be available from 12-4pm. The Big Spring Sale will also take place featuring donated spring time home improvement items from a national home improvement store and items from a recent restaurant remodel. The sale will run from 10:00am until 5:30pm.
- Saturday, April 27: City of Greensboro recycling bins and Iron Mountain will be available from 12-4pm. The Big Spring Sale will take place featuring donated items from a national home improvement and restaurant. The sale will run from 10:00am until 5:30pm. Project BARK will have an information booth and dog houses for sale on the property. Carolina E-Recyclers will be collecting household electronic equipment (No TV’s or computer monitors). A tent featuring flower pot decorating will be available for all visiting patrons: we will supply the pots, paints, and tools. A tent featuring a hands-on way to up cycle cabinet doors will also be available.
Materials sold by Habitat ReStores are donated by local retailers, contractors and individuals in the community. There are 700 stores in the U. S. and Canada. To find a location, visit habitat.org/restore.
Founded by former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro
Habitat Greensboro was formed in 1987 by four Christians in response to their Habitat experience in Peru. As one of our founders says, “Time, sweat, perseverance and love have developed the vision into a successful organization and community.” They built five homes that first year, and quickly expanded to build 10 homes annually. Twenty five years later, Habitat Greensboro has expanded to almost 5,000 volunteers and 30 staff who build, renovate and provide critical repairs to 30 to 35 homes each year. Visit our website at HabitatGreensboro.org for the latest news and updates.