Joining Commissioner Fish and his Council colleagues were (left to right) Bo Bullock of Schoolhouse Supplies, Joe Connell of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Dave Haskins of Free Geek, Roz Babener of Community Warehouse, Tom Patzkowski of The ReBuilding Center, Kelley Carmichael Casey of SCRAP, and Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen
ReUse Week in Portland was officially kicked off this morning in Council with an official proclamation on behalf of the City.
Portland was recently named America's 3rd least wasteful city in a national study. To celebrate the values of sustainability in our community, County Commissioner Jeff Cogen and Commissioner Fish are partnering to present ReUse Week 2009, beginning today and extending through next Thursday, June 18th.
Reuse not only conserves scare and precious natural resources and diverts a wide variety of materials from the waste stream, it's also an invaluable tool in helping some of our most vulnerable citizens give items new life. ReUse Week highlights amazing local organizations - Community Warehouse, SCRAP, The ReBuilding Center, Free Geek, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and Schoolhouse Supplies - promoting reuse and encourages Portlanders to make reuse a part of their routine.
Please consider donating the following items for reuse in our community: towels, blankets, furniture, household items, school and office supplies, building materials, computers and computer-related equipment, and clean, reusable materials for use in creative projects.
Donations for all ReUse Week partner organizations will be accepted at the Community Warehouse, at 2267 N Interstate, or in Commissioner Fish's office at City Hall.
The City of Portland and Multnomah County encourage and support all local efforts and programs that incorporate principles of sustainability and environmental responsibility. We encourage you to do the same at home!
For the official ReUse Week press release, please visit our 'News' section.