But anyway, for those of you who don't hate trees as much as I do, I thought I would pass along some news that I lifted from the inshaw weblog. It turns out they are one of those re-use centers for construction materials. You know, where they take it out slowly and try to salvage it instead of taking it to the dump. Anyway, for those of you interested, here is the news item:
Subject: Grand Opening of new Recycled Construction Materials center
This could be a great new resource for those of you renovating houses:
SURPLUS, SALVAGED & GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS
Open 8am - 4pm, Thurs. - Sat.
301-904-7579 Cell / 301-985-5180 Office
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781
Grand Opening of Community Forklift - COOK-OUT AND DANCE
April 29, 2006
Have you checked out Community Forklift yet? We are the DC metro area's surplus, salvaged, and green building materials store - owned and operated by the nonprofit Sustainable Community Initiatives. You can donate building materials to receive a tax deduction, or buy new and used items at very low prices!
COME SEE US AND CELEBRATE OUR GRAND OPENING!
Our goals are to:
· Lift up communities by making repairs more affordable for homeowners, small businesses and community groups;
· Reduce construction waste, decreasing the demand for virgin materials and keeping reusable materials out of landfills and incinerators;
· Create career opportunities for local residents; and
· Educate the public about green building materials and methods, especially reuse.
It's time to celebrate our opening!
Please come to our party on April 29, 2006.
The Community Forklift store at 4671 Tanglewood Drive in Edmonston, MD (the Hyattsville area) Call 301-985-5180 or find detailed directions at
What & When:
Contests and Special Discounts
All day, Thurs. April 27 - Sat. April 29
Green Building Commerce Fair
Meet Local Businesses that Choose to Reuse - Fri. April 28 & Sat. April 29, 1-4 pm
Workshops for Do-It-Yourselfers
New Lives for Old Materials - Sat. To Be Announced
A Woman Did It - Sat. 12 pm
Green Games - Sat. 11 a.m.
Dollhouses for Little Treehuggers - Sat. 1-4 pm
Potluck and BBQ
Meat & Veggie - Sat. 4-8 pm
Blessing of the Green Builders Multi-Denominational - Sat. 5 pm
Dance, Reggae, & Old School with DJ Birdman - Sat. 5:30-8 pm