By Brooklyn Reader

April 23, 2014, 2:55 pm

 

Waste not, want not… Sharing is Caring… A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned…

There are an endless number of adages and reasons to conserve.

And during the month of April, “Earth Month,” recycling gently used items to those who need them most, becomes not only the perfect time but also the perfect way to show you care about the welfare of others while reducing waste.

On Thursday, April 24, GrowNYC and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will join forces to host “Stop ’N’ Swap,” a clothing and used goods swap for the residents of Brooklyn.

Since 2007, GrowNYC has held 65 swaps throughout the five boroughs, providing a fun and easy way to reduce waste by connecting people with things they no longer need with those who can put them to good use.

Items donated typically include books, toys, fashionable clothing, house wares and electronics. No one is required to bring something to take something; anyone can simply show up with a bag to fill with items. Anything leftover at the end of the day is donated or recycled. Furniture and other large items are not accepted.

The public is invited to bring portable, reusable items to share or even “shop” for a few items of their own.

Even Borough President Adams will be donating several articles of clothing from his closet.

“This event encourages Brooklynites to truly think global and act local.,” said Adams. “We can shrink our ecological footprint, strengthen bonds with our community and save a few dollars in the process.”

WHAT: Stop ’N’ Swap

WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 11:00am – 2:00pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: Free


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