“We applaud our local partners for their continued work to use and reuse materials more productively over their entire life cycles,” said EPA Region 4 Administrator Mary S. Walker. “EPA is proud to invest in organizations that find new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources and reduce costs.”
Lifecycle Building Center will receive $50,000 to fund deconstruction pilot training and the creation of a Reuse for Communities Toolkit. The Building Materials Reuse Association will use the toolkit to educate communities across the country and develop a network of deconstruction and reclamation with the goal of increasing the job market. Food Well Alliance will receive $50,000 to fund a compost demonstration project at the Truly Living Well Center in Atlanta and composting training in order to advance best management practices in community composting.