Lisa A. Abraham | 02.06.2011
Pollinate: In Akron, the treasure chest is open this year every Saturday in February from noon to 3 p.m. in vacant space at 30 N. High St.
It's the third year the program has come to Akron since its inception in Cleveland in 2006. The program is operating in 14 cities as far away as Nashville and Minneapolis-St. Paul (editors note: Pgh in April).
On Saturday, there was a line of volunteers waiting to drop off material and another line of anxious scavengers hoping to find something they can use.
It took Lori Csejtey of Akron only a few minutes to claim several large bolts of fabric wallcovering that had arrived just minutes before. Csejtey and her husband are decorating a space at Red Light Gallery, 111 N. Main St., Akron. The wallcoverings are perfect for the space, which will be styled as a boudoir, she said.
Her discovery brought a smile to the face of Christy Gray, one of the organizers of ZeroLandfill, who asked Csejtey to send along some photos of the finished space.
Over the last six years, more than half a million pounds of decorator and builder samples have been spared from landfills and put to new use, Gray said.
Celebrate Earth Day with us... thanks Construction Junction for your sponsorship and help with harvest & pollination!