Carolyn Dickson of Second Sitting in St. Louis specializes in finding a “second sitting” for furniture and home accessories. This resale and consignment home furnishings and accessories store gets a lot of furniture from display homes, staging companies, and showrooms in the area that are turning over their merchandise. A great way to reuse furniture and get beautiful homes too.
Jenni Owens founded Upcycle Treasure Box to put recyclable materials back in the hand of the public for creative reuse. Donations come in from organizations, individuals, schools and more and include things from toilet paper rolls to leftover jars and bottles. Teachers also can bring in unused materials and for $5 restock with as much as they can carry from Upcycled Treasure Box’s tables. Most states have similar creative reuse centers and resources.
Their goal is to offer education and inspiration on a given green topic by providing basic concepts and vocabulary and offering some actions for people to start.
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About the Hosts of The Green Gab Podcast:
Green Gab Podcast Host Marla Esser Cloos is the Founder of The Green Home Coach – a company leading the way to inspire you to learn about, focus on and put into place Green Solutions when it comes to your life, home building and more.
Marla is an NAHB Master Certified Green Professional, LEED AP and Missouri Woman Business Enterprise. She Earned her B.S. in Engineering and Public Policy and a Certificate in Energy from Washington University.
Click here to learn more about Marla at her website online via TheGreenHomeCoach.Com
Green Gab Podcast Host Tony Pratte is the Director of Builder/Contractor Relations at The Sound Room in St. Louis, Missouri.
Tony is a graduate of St. Louis University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has earned a Masters in Environmental Management & Sustainability at Harvard University
Tony’s 20+ year career has allowed to him to collect a number of experiences, connections and perspectives that offer an incredibly unique point of view that adds incredible value to each episode.