On Friday, November 19, 2021, we had the opportunity to team up again with the ReBuilding Exchange, a company dedicated to investing in our communities by using repurposed material for home remodeling, for a volunteer day.
Members of the Sustainability Work Group and CommercialForum visited ReBuilding Exchange to learn the sustainable practice of repurposing salvaged metal and wood. Their finished projects will be donated to Humble Design, a facility that serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness.
During this event, attendees learned how to recycle and refurbish salvage scrap metal and wood into furniture, saving thousands of pounds of building materials from local landfills. For the last ten years, the Rebuilding Exchange has taken scrap metal and wood from demolition projects throughout the city, which is then repurposed instead of ending being sent to landfills. It also hosts workshops and job training to help others learn the craft and the importance of sustainability in furniture-making.
“This event provides a unique opportunity for our members to be hands-on and make a direct impact on our city, community and residents through sustainability,” Sustainability Work Group Chair Sera Sousley, Keller Williams ONEChicago, said.
Events like these allow our members to play an integral role in furthering our vision to make our neighborhoods healthy, vibrant and diverse places to live, work and play.