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Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:15:10 EDT

Looking for a fun summer project? How about a family-friendly paper making activity! Paper making is a fun and interactive way to engage children in thinking about the paper recycling process and issues of waste reduction. This hands-on project demonstrates how used and discarded paper can be recycled into ‘new’ paper in order to conserve […]

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Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:22:59 EDT

When it comes to moving, remodeling, or renovating it’s important to consider the financial and environmental costs of waste disposal for the items you no longer need or want. The process of demolition, where building materials are smashed with heavy machinery, fills up dumpsters very quickly. The standard protocol to dispose of unwanted building materials […]

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:00:22 EDT

The summer heat is here and it’s time to think about ways to cool your home while conserving energy! You can take actions now that will keep you more comfortable during these hot summer days, save you some money, and help the environment! Cool Your Home Efficiently  • Consider using window A/C units to cool […]

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:56:08 EDT

Making environmentally-friendly choices for your family and your home can also translate into healthy choices. From eating local to getting indoor plants, there are many ways that you can be happy and comfortable in your home year round.   1. Eat local, or plant your own food. Eating local is great for your health and […]

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Tue, 4 Jun 2019 16:37:18 EDT

If you have scrap wood leftover from a remodeling project, this DIY bookshelf craft is perfect so that your wood won’t go to waste! We got our reclaimed wood scraps and paint from EcoBuilding Bargains! Materials: Woods of varying sizes Paint & brushes Painter’s tape Strong adhesive (wood glue, glue gun)   Steps: 1- Clean […]

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Thu, 23 May 2019 8:51:13 EDT

Summer is right around the corner, which means you’re probably starting to plan a fun summer vacation! While traveling, keep these 6 environmentally friendly tips in mind: 1. Bring Reusable Items  Bringing a water bottle, reusable utensils, coffee cup, or foldable bags on your trip will reduce the need to buy single use products that […]

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Wed, 22 May 2019 10:06:16 EDT

Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 Spring Reuse Rockstar Competition! This competition highlights the creative and skillfully made projects our customers make with materials from EcoBuilding Bargains. The community voted for the project they liked best at our EcoBuilding Bash on Saturday, May 11th. All of the projects submitted were inspiring and […]

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Tue, 14 May 2019 9:33:48 EDT

Thank you to everyone who showed up to our annual EcoBuilding Bash this past Saturday! We had a great turnout with over 200 guests in attendance. This event is our way of celebrating reuse and our customers, while also providing home improvement tips from industry experts. We loved meeting our guests in the lumber yard […]

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Fri, 3 May 2019 15:08:05 EDT

EcoBuilding Bargains is hosting its fourth annual EcoBuilding Bash on Saturday, May 11th, from 12:00PM-4:00PM! This is a free and family-friendly event to celebrate our customers. This year, the Bash will focus on the reuse movement, upcycling techniques, and how to use reclaimed building materials effectively. We also want to provide our customers with the […]

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Tue, 30 Apr 2019 8:53:04 EDT

The temperatures are rising and the flowers are blooming! With the longer days and warmer weather comes some yard work. While you’re getting your lawn and gardens ready for the season, we have a few tips that can help you save money while reducing waste and your carbon impact! Compost yard waste You’re going to […]

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