Why Green Donations Make a Bigger Impact
There are a lot of ways that you can donate. Whether it is going through your closet to clear out some clothes that no longer fit or donating building materials during a renovation, you are making an impact on your community and the environment. It is important to walk into every situation with the mindset of, “How can I reuse this? If I can’t reuse it, who can?” Here is why green donations tend to make a more significant impact on the planet when compared to other types of philanthropy.
The Size of the Project
When you are thinking of donating the building materials from a renovation, residential demolition, or commercial project, the sheer amount of materials you prevent from ending up in a landfill is substantial. If even just a fraction of individuals and businesses chose deconstruction over traditional demolition methods, millions of tons of materials could be refurbished and reused in new building projects, saving valuable community resources in addition to reducing waste.
The Community Impact
One of the unique aspects of utilizing deconstruction is the positive community impact it provides. When clients use Green Donation Consultants, we connect them with local non-profits who can use the donated materials to create new buildings, furniture, and other items for those in need. Many of the deconstruction crews hire low-skilled workers who are seeking education and training in construction. The process of taking apart a building provides the unique opportunity to learn structure in reverse, increasing their experience and the ability to obtain higher-paying jobs.
Of course, one of the primary reasons clients choose deconstruction is the tax savings! Utilizing a significant tax deduction provides clients with the opportunity to invest in more eco-friendly aspects of their home or business with the extra resources available. For example, perhaps with the savings, a company would choose solar energy instead of electricity. A homeowner may be able to upgrade appliances that would be more energy-efficient. The options are endless.