Thursday, April 20, 2006

Green Building

I don't believe in "Green Building", "Socially Responsible Investing", "fair trade coffee," "fat-free margarine" or anything else that urban hipsters try to cram down my throat. Sometimes when I say "I don't believe in recycling" someone will challenge me on it and say something like "You don't want to help the environment?" And I'll try to get a rise out them by saying "No! Fcuk the environment. What did a tree ever do for me...and fcuk the whales and spotted owls too. Fcuking owls!"

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:


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!

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
Kids' Activities

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


Gary said...

That is totally in the wrong state!
California would be more appropriate! I see it doesn't mention the group discussion on the "Merits of Chickweed" or "How to Grow Your Own House From Hemp".

When I'm finished with our place, I'm going to recycle the pile of old wood. From the basement to the wood stove to the back yard!

HomeImprovementNinja said...

I thought this was the best"

"Dollhouses for Little Treehuggers - Sat. 1-4 pm"


Anonymous said...

I don't normally comment, but I couldn't resist this one:

Blessing of the Green Builders Multi-Denominational - Sat. 5 pm
Dance, Reggae, & Old School with DJ Birdman - Sat. 5:30-8 pm

What kind spiritual god are the Green Builders? Why do they like Raggae and Old School? What is the sacrifice? from-unda cheese, a naked, uneducated dirty child, and armpit hair?

amanda said...

Hey- FYI- the article is up:

HomeImprovementNinja said...

THANKS! I didn't know it was out yet.

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Stef said...

FYI, the National Building Museum is doing a huge "green building" exhibit all summer, with your least favorite company as the major sponsor. Just something for you to avoid in the next few months... ;-)