I just go a call from Joel Frank, one of the three members of the Rebuilder Source cooperative in the Bronx. They accept donations of building materials and resell them at good prices. The drive behind them is mostly idealistic: one of making the world a greener place by reusing materials.
He was just reaching out to Eco Brooklyn to let us know they were there if we needed any reused materials for our green renovations of brownstones here in Brooklyn.
I’ve known about them for quite some time but it appears we’ve taken the green building ethos of local sourcing to an extreme and we haven’t even left Brooklyn!
But he’s invited me to come by and visit so this week I will grab my passport, a change of clothes, and I will venture out of Brooklyn northward to the land of the Bronx. He has enticed me with some plywood he just got in stock.