April 17, 2017

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Whole Foods, and the City of Greenville are partnering to celebrate Earth Day in a daylong event that offers the entire family opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle.

The celebration will take place on Saturday, April 22 at Whole Foods on Woodruff Road, and kicks off at 8 a.m. with the Habitat ReStore’s donation drive. The ReStore will have a truck available to collect gently used furniture, appliances and housewares for donation to one of its three Greenville locations. Donating household goods is a sustainable alternative to throwing them away, and proceeds from the sale of these goods at area ReStores are invested back into the mission of Habitat Greenville.

The City of Greenville will also be onsite selling compost bins for $20 each, encouraging people to reduce household food waste. Additional events will include a free Southern Om yoga class, a Buddha Bowl pop up lunch, a science presentation from local students and a kids’ craft. A full description of each event is below.

8:00 -11:00 a.m.: Habitat ReStore furniture and household goods drive; City of Greenville compost bins for sale.
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Free Southern Om yoga class on the Whole Foods patio. Participants should bring a mat, a towel, and water.
12:00-2:00 p.m.: Buddha Bowl pop up lunch, including a bowl of grains and vegetables and a drink for $7.
12:00-1:00 p.m.: Learn about bees and their role in maintaining a healthy planet with students from Fairforest Middle School and Dorman High School, a Whole Kids Foundation honey bee grant recipient.
2:00-3:00 p.m.: Free kids’ craft hour in the Whole Foods café. Participants will be repurposing glass jars into colorful candle holders. Participants should bring a wide-mouthed jar, preferably a pasta jar. This activity is appropriate for children ages five and above.

“We want to show the community that you don’t have to do something radical to celebrate Earth Day,” said Mark Steenback, Director of ReStore Operations. “It’s as simple as thinking about the daily impact you can make on the environment, whether that’s recycling your furniture for someone else to use, or using a compost bin to help reduce the amount of food waste in our landfills. Little steps go a long way.”

About Habitat ReStore: The Habitat ReStore supports the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County through the sale of new and gently used household appliances, furnishings, and building materials. All proceeds support Habitat Greenville’s home construction and homeowner education programs for families with low income. There are three ReStore locations in Greenville County, and all accept tax-deductible donations of household and office furnishings of all types, including cabinets, furniture, fixtures and appliances, as well as new and used building materials. For more information, visit https://www.habitatgreenville.org/restore/


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