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Cool Collaboration: Go Green Deconstruction and the Little Library

We are big fans of the Edison Neighborhood Association‘s Go Green Deconstruction Project – by dismantling blighted homes with care, good building material stays out of landfills and can be recycled into projects in the community. Community Homeworks is able to use recycled materials from the warehouse for repair projects for our clients and for teaching materials for our maintenance and repair classes. Kzoo.tv did a nice feature on the project, including how Community Homeworks benefits from it – check it out!

We recently also participated in a fun and creative use of recycled materials from the warehouse – building little free libraries! Organizations around Kalamazoo participated in the project, using materials to build unique book boxes to serve as free lending libraries throughout the Edison Neighborhood. Using a dilapidated cabinet, recycled scrap wood, and his remarkable woodworking skills, volunteer Wes Freeland produced a charming box that will soon be installed in front of the Community Homeworks office. Thank you Wes for your creativity and hard work!

bookbox back

Book Box Back

bookbox front

Book Box Front

Learn more about the Beyond Books project here.

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