May 07, 2013
Want to learn from social entrepreneurs, build your portfolio and have some fun this summer? Apply for one of our four summer internships in:
- Video & Multimedia Production – Training, Educational and Promotional Video
- Social Media & Internet Marketing
- Business / Customer Experience Analyst
- Reclaimed Building Materials Brokering & Consulting
Internships begin June 3rd - August 5th (negotiable). Benefits include:
- Mileage reimbursement
- Flexible schedule to accommodate part-time job
- Office in a downtown KC Crossroads neighborhood entrepreneurship incubator
- Work in a dynamic start-up environment
- Regular hours for on-site collaboration/instruction
- Possible travel
- Professional growth
- Building your resume/portfolio
- Gaining relevant career/industry experience and confidence
Candidates should have relevant educational background and/or experience.
To apply please submit to Willow Lundgren at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A professional resume
- Cover letter (include one of your most entertaining special skills e.g. crab-walking, plate-spinning, best celebrity impression) - skill must be unrelated to this role
- Relevant sample(s) of your work (bonus points awarded -- for real)
April 29, 2013
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced its annual list of the greenest buildings, sending the eco-design enthusiasts among us into prolonged daydreams of reclaimed timber and geothermal heating.
The winners, a varied crop ranging from a civil engineer building to an apartment complex for seniors, embody the AIA's commitment to rethinking the way we interact with our built environments, public and private, commercial and residential. Easy on the eyes, as well as the environment, these buildings serve as a great example of what can happen when we design with the future in mind.
Check out this great article over at wired.com for more on the competition and to see the winners up close. Warning: images may cause excessive drooling.
Posted by: Sarah
February 26, 2013
Help boost awareness about the reuse industry and YOUR reuse center by:
Since 2008, PlanetReuse has been working with construction and demolition professionals to reuse commercial building materials and keep them out of the landfill. This year, PlanetReuse launched PlanetReuse Marketplace, a website that connects residential reusers with reuse centers. By showcasing reuse centers and their inventories online, PlanetReuse Marketplace is making it easier for everyone to help reduce construction and demolition waste from 40% to 30% by 2020!
In this month’s Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) newsletter, PlanetReuse Marketplace and the BMRA are asking reuse centers…
- What are the most important aspects of managing a successful reuse center?
- What websites help draw new reusers to your front door?
- What business tools are you using to maximize your impact?
Know other reuse centers in your area? Please forward this message to them.
Not a reuse center, but interested in survey findings?
Results of this survey will be published for all members in an upcoming BMRA e-news bulletin and discussed at DECON'13 in Seattle.
Thanks for spreading the word!
January 25, 2013
PlanetReuse Founder and CEO Nathan Benjamin was featured as Silicon Prairie News' Founder Friday. Nathan described his ethos for entrepreneurship, creating a company culture that fosters innovation and the importance of ping pong.
Read more about Nathan's views on startups, staff and a work-life balance:
November 26, 2012
Welcome back! What a wonderful long weekend it was, filled to the brim with family, friends and so…much…food. Now that the Tryptophan coma has worn off, are you wondering what to do with the leftovers, both of the decorative and delicious varieties? We’ve rounded up some great tips on how to recycle, repurpose and reuse those Turkey Day extras (If what you have leftover is green bean casserole, just send it this way, I’ll make sure it goes to a good home).
If you have leftover Food:
LEFTOVER PUMPKIN PIE MILKSHAKE
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
Slice cold baked pumpkin pie, cut into chunks (from 9-inch pie)
Whipped cream, if desired
Cinnamon sticks, if desired
In blender, place ice cream and milk.
Cover and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
Add pie chunks; cover and blend until smooth, stopping blender to scrape down sides if necessary.
Pour into 2 glasses; top with sweetened whipped cream and pecans.
Serve immediately. (For future shakes, individually wrap pie slices and store in freezer).
LEFTOVER SWEET POTATO MUFFINS
November 16, 2012
Thanksgiving is next week, can you believe it? For us, this holiday is a reminder to stop and appreciate everything in our lives. Sometimes it's tough, during our hectic day-to-day routines, to pause, look around, and be thankful for all that we have. Friends, family, work that we are passionate about...to call ourselves lucky is an understatement.
In the spirit of being grateful, we’re happy to present a few of our favorite Thanksgiving projects from around the web that reuse, repurpose or upcycle materials. Yesterday was America Recycles Day, which reminded us of the importance of using what we already have around us, helping conserve money, resources and the environment.
These hand made items are sure to give your holiday a unique and personal touch. Enjoy, and here’s wishing you a very happy holiday!
|Food for thought: what are you thankful for?|
|Paint leftover pumpkins from Halloween for an eclectic display|
|Create a pretty centerpiece with reused jars and cutout letters|
|Dress up your drinks with this simple DIY|
|Add a pop of color to your holiday napkins|
|And this one's just for fun. |
October 30, 2012
Tomorrow is halloween - do you have your costumes assembled, treats baked and decorations made? If not, it's ghoul...I mean cool, we've got you covered! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite DIY tricks and tips from around the web, from masks to decor to delicious snacks. With projects made with items you can find around your house, these how to's are easy on the eyes, and the wallet (not to mention the environment). They are sure to turn your Wednesday night into a monster mash. Here's wishing you a frighteningly fun holiday!