Preparing for Repurpose It Contest

Last year during Earth Week, LiveGreen held its first ReUse It contest.  You were invited to take any item that had outlived its original purpose and transform it into something new.

We had a lot of great entries and even if you didn’t enter, lots of ideas to inspire you to reuse in your own home.

That contest will return this year with even more prizes and LiveGreen would like to help get you started now.HFHReStore_S_png-web_1

Next Wednesday, March 18th at noon in the Eppley Science Hall Auditorium (3010) Habitat ReStore Director, David Klitz, will present helpful tips, tricks and ideas for affordable repurposing, recycling and remodeling—all using Habitat ReStore materials.  Bring your drink in a reusable container and LiveGreen will provide the first 50 attendees with a boxed lunch.

Your entries do not have to use items from the Habitat ReStore, but if you need ideas, inspiration, or something to make your project complete, they may be able to help.

Contest rules will be announced at the end of the presentation and you can get started!

Who: All employees and students on campus

What: Habitat for Humanity ReUse It Demonstration

When: Wednesday, March 18th at 12pm

Where: Eppley Science Hall Auditorium, room 3010 (main level when entering from South side)

Why: To learn about ways to reuse common household materials, save money, save the planet, and to inspire you to begin your Earth Week ReUse It Contest project

And: Boxed lunches will be provided for the first 50 attendees, please bring your own drink in a reusable container

Want to watch, but can’t leave your desk? Click here to watch live from your desktop.

Want to watch it later? Click here to watch anytime, anyplace (but give us a little time to get it uploaded).

You will need Quick Time on your computer to watch this presentation and can download it here. If you have issues viewing it, please contact the ITS help desk at 9-7700.

Omaha’s two Habitat ReStore outlets are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently-used furniture, home accessories, building materials (doors, cabinets, windows, lighting, flooring, etc.), and appliances at up to 70% off their new retail price. Omaha’s Habitat ReStore sells these items to the general public with proceeds going toward building and renovating additional Habitat homes in the area.

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