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The Idea Store: Lessons in Creative Reuse

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Virtual
Date
Oct 8, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Carol Jo Morgan, MSW, MS - co-founder of The Idea Store
Cost
Free
Registration
Registration
Contact
Elizabeth Meschewski
E-Mail
elm2@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-7403
Views
73
Originating Calendar
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Events

Abstract: The Idea Store celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall, proving that creative reuse efforts can garner solid community support.  We’ve learned, through trial and error, what works and what doesn’t, with still much potential for improvement and growth.  Carol Jo will share lessons learned, success stories, nuts and bolts, goals reached, and plans to move forward. Every community can benefit from a well-organized creative reuse center!

 

Biography: Carol Jo Morgan, MSW, MS, is a co-founder of The Idea Store, a non-profit creative reuse center in Urbana, Illinois.  Her desire is that consumers understand and practice daily diversion of reusable items    and materials from the waste stream.  She was the store’s first educator and has done countless hours of sorting donations, recycling/hauling, volunteer training, public speaking, coordination of its major fundraising events, and serves on the board of directors.

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