The Junk Bonanza has a new nonprofit partner!
, a consortium of organizations and businesses dedicated to reuse, rental and repair, officially launched itself Wednesday in St. Paul.
Hundreds of interested attendees joined the group’s board in laying out a course of action (and enjoying a tasty buffet and glass of beer) at the Summit Brewing Tap Room
(Poor lighting and a bad angle prevented me from getting a decent shot, but if you look closely, you’ll see the Tap Room’s chandeliers are made from box containers for Summit beer!)
Junkers will recognize a driving force behind this organization, the University of Minnesota’s ReUse Program
! Who hasn’t foraged there for fab discards for repurpose and resale?!
Stacey White heads the new organization! She posed with Bonanza Event Manager Emily Nordstrom during a break in the action!
Carolyn Collopy of Minneapolis won the drawing for a pair of Early Bird tickets to the Junk Bonanza!
Susan Sochacki talked with Em about Fixity in St. Paul.
Her earrings were upcycled from tin beer cans; artist unknown!
Arc’s Value Village, the Bonanza’s previous nonprofit partner, is also part of the new organization!
Madalyn Cioci of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, a member of ReUSE Minnesota, gave the keynote address. The Bonanza is proud to be a new member of this organization. Watch for more information on future collaborations!