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Open Call for New Board Members!

Build Reuse is looking for a few more members to join our Board of Directors. As we are currently entirely volunteer-run, Build Reuse depends on the board take on key responsibilities to keep the organization going. We're especially interested in filling spots focused on fundraising, finance, social media and engagement, policy, and legal -- but we welcome anyone with an interest in fulfilling our organization's mission! If you're interested in contributing your skills to the board and would like to know more, please reach out to

DON Launches Deconstruction-and-Reuse Program 

This year, Disability Options Network (DON) launched ReClaim!, a deconstruction and reuse company in Western Pennsylvania. DON is a consumer-controlled, nonprofit organization that empowers people with disabilities to live as independently as they choose, and that advocates for disability rights issues, skills training, peer support, de-institutionalization, and information and referral services. 

Reclaim! is part of DON's community reclamations program and aims to accomplish two goals: salvaging building materials for affordable use by the community and creating 'green'  jobs in deconstruction and reuse retail.

Read more about the initiative.

Reuse in the News

The New York Circular City Initiative brings together representatives from city agencies, multinational corporations to reimagine New York’s economic systems. Since the COVID-19 crisis began, the scope is expanding to identify the role that a circular New York City can have in supporting the city’s recovery.

Next week, the initiative will launch publicly with a report that

  • defines the case for circularity for NYC

  • identifies levers for change that have the potential to transform New York into a circular city

  • defines actions that the city, businesses and financial institutions can take to support the transition to circularity.

The report will be launched October 1st through a free webinar. 

More news:
"Community Forklift Voted 'Best Green Business' by the Washington City Paper!"
"GreenLynx Featured in MadeLocal Magazine!"
"Pottery Barn Announces 'Pottery Barn Renewed' in Partnership with the Renewal Workshop"

"New Report: India Manages to Recover, Recycle Only About 1% of Construction Waste"
"Intentional Design is Pivotal for Building Circular Economies"

Upcoming Events

September 29th & 30th

World Circular Economy Forum goes online! The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is organizing WCEFonline together with the African Circular Economy Alliance, Circular Economy Leadership Coalition, Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the European Commission, Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

WCEFonline will dive into why and how a circular economy can help reboot and build resilience in the economy.

Register for WCEFonline.
September 30th

Explicitly Centering Racial Equity in your Workforce Training Organization

The Century Foundation and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance have assembled a cohort of eight leading urban workforce development organizations forging diversity, equity, and inclusion in manufacturing. Cohort members are seizing on seismic changes in technology and manufacturing, and advancing an inclusive future for the production economy. 

In this webinar, cohort members and other partners will be discussing how their organizations’ programs are leading to more sustainable, equitable, and just outcomes in their communities.

Register here.

October 1st

The Anti-Racist Business Virtual Summit offers the opportunity to learn from founders, leaders, and racial justice experts about what it means to be an anti-racist company and how businesses of all sizes can create and support diverse, inclusive, and equitable organizations.

This free online event is organized by Be Social Change, Certified B Corporation, Generation Titans, and REUNION.

Register here.

November 10th - 12th

Greenbuild, the US's leading green building event, is going virtual. This cutting-edge virtual experience will include all the key elements attendees and partners have come to expect from our physical event. Interactive and collaborative education sessions, continuing education, virtual booths, future-focused keynotes from high-profile voices and valuable networking.

Keynote speakers include Christiana Figueres,  Kotchakorn Voraakhom, and Julia Watson.

Register here.

Job Opportunities

Research Intern - RREUSE - Brussels, Belgium
Executive Director - Rethos - Saint Paul, MN
Sawyer - Eco Relics - Jacksonville, FL
Zero Waste Implementation Lead - Rivian - Irvine, CA
Sales Manager - Philadelphia Community Corps - Philadelphia, PA
Two recent projects by Pete Brands using reclaimed wood lathe from old houses in Milwaukee, WI!
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