Written by Jordan Galloway, New York Daily News
The founders of Build It Green!NYC have banked on the idea that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The 10-year-old nonprofit salvages and collects building materials, which it resells to raise funds for a handful of environmental programs it operates in Queens and Brooklyn. Over the years, Build It Green! has managed to divert 4 million pounds of reusable materials from the city’s trash stream, a system already struggling under the weight of its own waste.