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Position Open: Arc Value Village

Posted By Jen Newberg, Monday, June 8, 2020

Join the Arc Value Village Team as Store Manager! Apply online: https://www.arcsvaluevillage.org/careers/                                      

Organization & Position Summary:

Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores carry fashionable, good-quality clothing and household items that are donated by Twin Cities’ individuals and businesses.  Arc’s Value Village is owned and operated by Arc Minnesota Inc., a non-profit, agency.  The Arc Minnesota promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities. The Arc pursues lasting community change and connections that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in creating a good life.

This position provides overall thrift store management, supervision, human resources, and administration for staff and volunteers.  Responsible for staff growth, development and training.  Assumes overall responsibility for ensuring the thrift store meets all financial and performance goals.  Directs and oversees day to day and long-term operations of the store.

Work Schedule & Location

  • Full Time (40 Hours per Week – Exempt)
  • Arc’s Value Village Bloomington  

Major Responsibilities:

·         Manages and ensures Arc’s Value Village guest service standards are delivered consistently to all stakeholders.

·         Ensures store meets and exceeds annual sales and net profitability goals; and ensures expenses and profit margins meet budget expectations.

·         Identifies opportunities for sales growth, strategy and direction.

·         Ensures acceptable merchandise selection and pricing, and a shoppable sales floor.

·         Responsible to implement and communicate marketing activities effectively.

·         Ensures donations are handled to meet business needs.

·         Provides training and supervision to staff and volunteers.

·         Implements strategies to increase participation and growth of the volunteer program.

·         Ensures recycling & reuse is prioritized.

·         Leads employees to operate as a highly effective team that positively impacts the business.

Qualifications:

·         BA/BS preferred, High School Diploma or GED Certificate required.

·         5-7 Years Retail Management Experience preferred.

·         Able to communicate and effectively lead employees and engage with all guests (shoppers, donors, and volunteers).

·         Able to work varied hours/days as a retail business dictates.

Compensation: 

  • Competitive salary
  • The Arc pays approximately 55-90% of medical premiums, depending on network and family options
  • Dental insurance starting at $2.02 for single coverage and $16.93 for family coverage
  • Generous time off policy with new employees earning three weeks of vacation their first year
  • Employer paid life insurance for employee and dependents
  • Employer paid short and long term disability insurance

Tags:  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  thrift 

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As the dials begin to turn -

Posted By Rebecca Merrill, Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Continuing into this next stage announced by Governor Walz, reuse businesses are determining the safest approaches to re-opening parts of their operations and re-offering some services. Since our last COVID blog, there are some updates to note.

If you are a reuse business and would like to include an update or request for customers/supporters, please contact us – we’d love to include your tips and/or news with the broader reuse community.

Stay healthy, safe, and happy!


Arc’s Value Village – Find Everyday Needs, Treasures, and Collectibles
Arc’s Value Village reopened their donation drop off, with daily hours from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. They ask that you use their back donor drive-thru and remain in your vehicle the whole time. All donations must be pre-sorted at home into clothing and houseware items, and transported in sturdy bags or boxes. Clearly label your bags/boxes with “Arc,” so staff members can unload your vehicle and leave your receipt in the trunk or backseat in order to maintain social distancing. Watch this video on Arc’s site for details.

Bridging – Furnishing Homes with Hope
Bridging was recently deemed an essential business, allowing them to bring staff back in to begin setting up proper protocols to operate safely. As of May 4th, Bridging is open to accept drop-off donations at both their Roseville and Bloomington locations. Bridging has also resumed their fee-based residential pick-up program for curb, driveway, or garage pick-up. Read more about what items are accepted and details on their process on the Bridging site.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Reused Home Improvement
The ReStore Home Improvement Outlets are closed for business until further notice. Starting May 5th, ReStore resumed donation pickups with additional safety protocols. Use the website to schedule a donation pickup. Thank you for holding off items if you plan to drop them off at a location – ReStore is working hard to determine how they can begin accepting donations at each store location. In the meantime, consider supporting the mission of Habitat for Humanity ReStore through an online donation

Kids Rack – Clothing, Footwear, Equipment, and Toys
Kids Rack is doing live Facebook sales and has their online sales set up through comment "SOLD." They’re also offering personal shopping for customers, and can ship to the US or they also have curbside pick-up Monday – Saturday (limited hours). 

Lake Country Books and More – Sellers of New and Used Books, Music, and Media
As long as the post office keeps picking up and delivering mail, Lake Country Books is still selling – 6 days a week! Check out their selection of used books, CDs, and DVDs – a great way to entertain, education, and enlighten while staying safe at home. Be aware we are seeing delays in shipments to Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Some go through normally, others have been delayed weeks. There is a big backlog in the Chicago distribution centers, and Media Mail moves slowest, so if you need something reasonably soon, please choose Priority Mail shipping.

The Lamp Mender – Vintage Lighting is Our Specialty
The Lamp Mender is temporarily closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a plan for a future visit. Find the lamps in your house that need some extra love with a repair session or an updated lamp shade fitting. You can check out the different services available at the Lamp Mender on their site today so you’re ready when they re-open!

Minnesota Tool Library – #MTLMADE
The Tool Library is still open, with tools available for check-out for a 7-day period. They’ve moved to contact-less operations, adjusting open hours, closing the workshop, and requiring members make an appointment for checking in/out tools – make an appointment today. You can also join the Tool Library supporting healthcare and other essential workers by helping make masks - #MTLFaceMasks4FirstResponders.

Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles, LLC – A Special Kind of Bicycle Shop 
During this time, Mr. Michael’s shop is open by appointment only (scheduled by phone only). Call 651-641-1037 to schedule an appointment. MMRB is only offering paid repair services and sales of basic repair parts (tires, tubes, cables, brake blocks, etc.) at this time. The waiting list to receive gift bicycles is currently closed, but please check back on July 1st to see if the list reopened. MMRB is not currently accepted donated bicycles due to limited storage, but will announce on their website when they are accepting again.

Old School – City Pages 2019 “Best Thrift Store”
Old Schools is currently closed due to COVID, but the basic operating expenses for them exceed $5,000 per month. If you can help preserve their legacy with a tax-deductible donation, they offer a thousand thrifty thanks! You can make a donation through several options on their site or mail a check directly to their store.

Repair Lair – Spend Less on Gear (More on Beer)
Repair Lair’s hours during COVID are 12-6pm Thursday – Sunday. Mask making operations are still in full swing, with a recent update that over 15,000 meters of thread have been used to make the Repair Lair masks. Purchase masks for you and your family so you’re prepared as more restrictions are lifted. Remember, you’re wearing them to protect others!
 
reTHINK Tailoring & Sewing Lounge – A Different Option for Shopping: Revamp Your Wardrobe!
reTHINK Tailoring & Sewing Lounge is closed due to COVID, but they are also busy making masks – if you want to contribute to these efforts for making more masks for hospitals and other organizations, make a donation today! You can also purchase a variety of fun, colorful masks for you and your household too. Don’t forget to store clothing items that you can get tailored when the Sewing Lounge reopens. 

Rethos – Connecting You to the Tools and Skills You Need to Take Good Care of Places You Love
Rethos has a Rehab Resources page on their website with DIY tips, links to local salvage shops, energy efficiency resources, etc. As spring arrives, Rethos is here to support you as you tackle home maintenance, repair, and rehab projects. While they’re missing working together in person, they’re excited to offer several great webinars over the upcoming weeks with a pay-what-you-can model. Check out the May classes today on their site.

Tech Discounts/Tech Dump – Offering Technology for Every Need
Tech Discounts: Starting May 4th, Tech Discounts retail locations in Golden Valley and St Paul will have curbside pickups – learn more on their blog. Tech Discounts also has free shipping on all purchases over $100 from their web-store.
Tech Dump: Modified, contactless pickups will begin on Wednesday, May 6th, and then no-contact drop-offs will begin on Monday, May 11th.

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Circularity 20 Digital - Free - May 19, 2020

Posted By Administration, Friday, May 1, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

 

Interested in the work of GreenBiz and Circularity 20?  Taking place in advance of the larger (and more expensive) Circularity 20 conference (August 25-27 in Atlanta), Circularity 20 Digital will offers a visionary keynote interview, informative panels and valuable networking opportunities - all at now cost to participants.  

Learn more

Virtual Roundtable discussions include:

  • Enabling Repair and Product Life Extension
  • Increasing Supply Chair Resilience
  • Bringing Reusable Packaging to Scale
  • Navigating Product Take-Back and Reverse Logistics

Tags:  building material reuse  built environment  circular ecomony  Ellen MacArthur Foundation  fair repair  fast fashion  network  repair  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  right to repair  thrift 

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Celebrate Earth Day with ReUSE Minnesota!

Posted By Administration, Monday, April 20, 2020
Heading into the fourth official week of MN’s Stay at Home order, where the passage of time feels surreal, it's hard to believe it's already mid-April. Yet, heading into spring, we’re reminded now more than ever how incredibly valuable life and nature are on our planet. It's fitting then, that this year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in the United States.

Traditionally, Earth Day celebrations center around large, outdoor events and group clean-ups, but this year is obviously quite different. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, an important way you can show support for your local community, while still being sustainable is by incorporating more reuse in your life. When we think about reducing our environmental impact, we often focus on products/packaging when we no longer want or need them and need to manage their “end-of-life” stage (i.e. can I recycle it? can it be composted?). The reality is you have a much bigger impact if you shift your purchasing habits up-front, as the environmental impacts from making new products are typically the most damaging. Reuse (including rental and repair) extends the life of products already in existence and circulation, reducing the demand for new product manufacturing. 

This Earth Day, commit to supporting local reuse businesses – some of them have online shopping and curbside pick-ups, some are looking for donations, and others will need your business when they re-open. While there are many invaluable reuse businesses across the state, we’re highlighting a few that shared updates on how they’re doing and the best ways for you to support them right now.

Arc’s Value Village – Find Everyday Needs, Treasures, and Collectibles
Arc’s Value Village stores and donation centers are temporarily closed. To help maximize your donations when Arc’s is ready to accept them in the future, pre-sort items; clothing in one box, housewares in another box, books in another box. Also, store your donations in boxes or sturdy bags (this will help with transportation too, when the time comes). Be sure to check their website for the items that won’t be accepted.

Bridging, Inc. – Furnishing Homes with Hope
Bridging is currently closed to the public until further notice. If it’s within your capacity and you’d like to financially support Bridging through this difficult time, you can make a donation

Bridal Aisle Boutique – Offering What You Need & Want for Your Wedding, Formal, or Pageant Event
Bridal Aisle Boutique is selling inventory and retail fixtures at fantastic prices. If you’re in the process of planning your wedding, the Bridal Aisle Team should be on your list!

Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Reused Home Improvement
The ReStore Home Improvement Outlets are closed for business until further notice. If you were planning to shop at our ReStore during this time, consider instead supporting our mission through an online donation today.

Kids Rack – Clothing, Footwear, Equipment, and Toys
Kids Rack is doing live Facebook sales and has their online sales set up through commentSOLD. They’re also offering personal shopping for customers, and can ship to the US or they also have curbside pick-up Monday – Saturday (limited hours). 

Lake Country Books and More – Sellers of New and Used Books, Music, and Media
As long as the post office keeps picking up and delivering mail, Lake Country Books is still selling – 6 days a week! Check out their selection of used books, CDs, and DVDs – a great way to entertain, education, and enlighten while staying safe at home.

Minnesota Tool Library – #MTLMADE
Find yourself with extra cash from your stimulus or tax return? Pay it forward and support the MN Tool library – buy/renew your tool library membership, make a donation, or give an e-gift card to your family and friends.

Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles, LLC – A Special Kind of Bicycle Shop 
During this time, Mr. Michael’s shop is open by appointment only (scheduled by phone only). Call 651-641-1037 to schedule an appointment to purchase reused bicycles and/or to drop off a bicycle for repair.

Repair Lair – Spend Less on Gear (More on Beer)
Repair Lair is busy making masks – in fact they’re running out of fabric! If you have fabric (flat bed sheets?!), drop it off during store hours Thursday – Sunday from noon to 6:00 pm. Or stop by to pick up a mask at a great price.

reTHINK Tailoring & Sewing Lounge – A Different Option for Shopping: Revamp Your Wardrobe!
reTHINK Tailoring is also busy making masks – if you want to contribute to these efforts for making more masks for hospitals and other organizations, make a donation today!

Rethos – Connecting You to the Tools and Skills You Need to Take Good Care of Places You Love
Rethos has a Rehab Resources page on their website with DIY tips, links to local salvage shops, energy efficiency resources, etc. As spring arrives, Rethos is here to support you as you tackle home maintenance, repair, and rehab projects. Follow them on social media too for specific project tips you can use right now!

Tech Discounts – Offering Technology for Every Need
With the shift to working remotely and distance learning, a lot of us have been faced with new technology needs. Rather than spend an arm and a leg on new tech, purchase refurbished, affordable options from Tech Discounts online!
 

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Forgivable loans available through COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program

Posted By Jen Newberg, Thursday, April 2, 2020

Reuse, repair and rental business owners:

You are a valuable part of the reuse community and we want to help you weather this crisis.  We know that like you, your employees are invested in the circular economy so we want to share this opportunity to support you and your teams.

Consider taking advantage of the forgivable loan program to bridge your businesses and staff for the coming months through the Small Business Association Paycheck Protection Program.  Loans become available Friday, April 3, 2020 and there will be high demand.  Our local advisors recommend that you get your application to your business bank Friday or as soon as possible.

U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Tags:  advocacy  building material reuse  circular ecomony  Do It Green! Minnesota  fair repair  fast fashion  network  repair  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  right to repair  thrift  volunteer 

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Get involved with Right to Repair

Posted By Jen Newberg, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

**From our Partners at MN Right to Repair Coalition**

In the 1st half of the biennial session, the MN Right to Repair Coalition advanced Digital Fair Repair bill (HF 1138/SF 1077) to the floor of the MN House of Reps, but it didn't get a vote.

That means there's work to do in 2020 if we want to:

1) get a vote from the full House of Reps and
2) move Right to Repair in the Senate. Join to learn how you can support this important effort.


Monday, February 3, 2020
11:00am-12:30pm

Join the call via:
Google Meeting
- meet.google.com/fvz-rxwc-ufh
Phone - (‪US)‪+1 386-628-0297 PIN: ‪221 422#

Questions?  Contact Tim Schaefer (MN coalition lead): tschaefer@environmentminnesota.org

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Measuring the Impact of Reuse

Posted By Brio Marketing, Monday, January 27, 2020
Reuse, rental, and repair businesses make an impact on their community, and ReUSE Minnesota is working on measuring it. The stories of our economic, environmental, and social impact, when supplemented with data, are persuasive tools for advertising and advocacy.

This week, we are kicking off this project with a quick 2-minute survey. We are asking all reuse, rental, and repair businesses in Minnesota to complete a survey, telling us a little bit about each business' activities, staff, mission, and the impact it is making.

Businesses that participate will receive an Impact Report that provides some insights to the initial measurements, as well as a strategy guide for using stories to promote and advocate for business. 

Click here for more information and instructions for taking this survey.

Tags:  advocacy  circular ecomony  impact  reuse  reusemn 

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A New Kind of Library - Minneapolis Toy Library

Posted By Rebecca Merrill, Monday, January 6, 2020
Did you know? The Minneapolis Toy Library is a lending program for families with children ages birth - 5 years. Like a book library, you can check out toys, take them home for up to 4 weeks, and then exchange them for new ones when you return!

With a mission to reduce waste, promote development, and build community, the Minnesota Toy Library offers a sliding scale for their annual membership ($40-$100) depending on what works best for your family.

Located in the basement of the Richfield Lutheran Church, the toy library offers an opportunity for families to connect with one another while supporting their child(ren)’s development through play and reducing their impact on the environment.

Toys are broken up into categories:
*Board Games
*Blocks
*Dramatic Play
*Fine Motor
*Large Motor
*Literacy
*Manipulatives
*Math and Cognitive
*Music
*Puzzles
*Science and Sensory
*Vehicles
*Toy Library Kits (this includes our trip kits and birthday kits) 

Here are some helpful tips for your first visit:
*They accept cash, check or credit 
*You'll fill out a digital membership form at the library
*Consider signing up for our volunteer membership for only $20 (check out the details on the membership page!)
*Bring a large bag to haul your toys home
*There is a small flight of stairs you have to go down - leave strollers outside or right inside the doors

Check out MplsToyLibrary.org for more information!

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Tags:  circular ecomony  network  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  volunteer  volunteers 

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#ReUSEMN19 Conference Highlights

Posted By Jen Newberg, Thursday, November 14, 2019

ReUSE Minnesota’s first regional conference was a hit! 118 attendees gathered at the Humphrey School Conference Center on November 4th for a day of speaker sessions, exhibitor tables, conversation, and networking. If you weren’t able to join, we’ve provided some highlights below, and also loaded the presentation materials on our website.

Plenary - Keynote

o   Dr. Tim Smith, University of MN  |  Rethinking Reuse - The Good, the bad, and the ugly

The GOOD: In most cases it’s environmentally beneficial to reuse products and materials (with a few exceptions, of course) given the impact of manufacturing and production. Circular economic policies and trends in the sharing economy are likely to enhance the growth and influence of reuse platforms.

The BAD: Few products are designed for reuse or leased ownership – barriers continue to exist with inventory management and psychological barriers to reuse.

The UGLY: It’s complicated – policies and platforms need to:

  • Remove barriers to access for circularity
  • Create incentives and efficiencies to counter non-substitutability
  • Counter effects of increased direct and indirection consumption (rebounds)

Speaker Track - Reuse, Rental, Repair Business Development & Operations

 o   Launching a Reuse Business – Getting Started, Challenges You’ll Encounter, & How to Grow  |  Christian Chamberlin (r.Cup)

With 4 billion single-use plastic cups being used and wasted every year at concerts and other live events, there’s a clear opportunity for improvement. r.Cup is an exciting example of a company that saw an unsustainable practice, and made great strides in changing the system with a reusable option. After having a great idea, however, the challenge is making sure the system doesn’t pull it back into unsustainable territory. The value of reuse is keeping the circularity of take, use, return, repeat!

o   Relationship Marketing Workshop  |  Grant Henry & Emma Tuftin (Brio Marketing) ; Cap O’Rourke (O’Rourke Strategic Consulting)

Brio Marketing specializes in helping nonprofits and social enterprises develop holistic marketing strategies, and is working with ReUSE Minnesota to make that story come alive about the reuse, rental, and repair sector. Over the next year they will be helping identify marketing goals, audience, and “motion,” the ingredients that build and strengthen authentic relationships between businesses and the people who support them. Are you ready to re-energize, align, and super-charge your marketing?

o   Evaluating the Hennepin County Choose to Reuse Program  | Kristin Pierskalla & Angie Timmons (Hennepin County Enviro & Energy)
In the fall of 2018, Hennepin County sought out proposals for community engagement for two projects. One was for consumer research, including conducting focus groups, to better understand barriers and benefits related to purchasing behaviors to help the county market programs that encourage actions to prevent waste and reuse materials. The second was to develop a 5 year marketing campaign strategy for the county to implement, looking for a strategic approach and new ideas to reinvigorate the Choose to Reuse campaign. There are exciting similarities between this program and ReUSE Minnesota’s efforts – seems like a great partnership going forward.

Speaker Track - Policies to Promote Reuse & Grassroots Programming
o   Fair Repair Legislative Session in Review & Upcoming  |  Tim Schaefer (MN Fair Repair Coalition)

Current environmental policy focuses more on remediation and end-of-life, but Fair Repair is shifting the conversation upstream. It seeks to improve access, represented by a broad and diverse coalition, and also return more autonomous ownership to citizens. Our society has shifted away from a repair economy and skillset, but fair repair will require electronics manufacturers provide repair manuals, diagnostic software, and replacement parts and hardware are available!   

o   New Food Code Regarding Returnables & Reusables  |  Sarah Leach (MN Dept of Health) & Nicole Albrecht (MN Dept of Agriculture) 

State statute defines “bulk food,” meaning what foods a consumer can buy in a non-standardized quantity in a self-service fill station, based on its water content, PH levels, and whether it is likely to transfer foodborne illnesses. Food code then defines how bulk food stations need to be designed and when it’s ok for consumers to bring their own containers. It’s very detailed and complicated – check out their presentation to walk through different scenarios you may encounter!

o   Before Recycling: A Municipal Approach to Reuse  |  Emily Barker (City of St. Louis Park)   

Swap it out! St. Louis Park is an excellent example of how reuse can be integrated into existing solid waste management programming at the city level, most notably through their swaps. From clothing swaps to gardening swaps, their efforts cover a broad spectrum. Join them for their upcoming Media & Entertainment swap on January 22nd.

o   Community Rental Through Creative Library Programs  |  Olivia Hedlund (Anoka Library) 

We all know we can check out books and CDs at the library, but did you know you can check out elaborate board games, baking supplies, book club in a bag, outdoor park activity packs, wifi hotspots? The world of [almost always] free rental is being blown wide open by your local libraries. Why own something you only occasionally use when you can have this much variety and a smaller environmental footprint in the process?!

Speaker Track - Environmental & Social Impacts of Reuse
o   Reuse & Sustainability in the Arts and Culture Sector [PANEL]  |  Mary McReynolds (Lyric Center for the Arts), Pete Pellinen (Small Parts Players Children's Theater Company), & Alicia Wold (Costume Rentals, Guthrie Theater) 

Within the arts, the size of organization matters – in smaller organizations reuse can be easier, and even critical, to incorporate into day-to-day operations due to limited budgets and material needs. Larger arts organizations often need more rigid structures, resourcing, and management support to incorporate reuse. However, with the right staff and storage space, it becomes more feasible. The greatest benefit of reuse in the arts is the access for others to use and share materials. What’s more it’s supporting how the arts provide a creative medium for educating on reuse, particularly to youth.

o    Measuring & Communicating Impacts of Reuse [PANEL]  |  Sam Drong (TechDump), Jennifer Victor-Larsen (Donate Good Stuff), & Thomas Adams (Better Futures)

It’s challenging to measure impacts of reuse in a business/organization, because tools haven’t been developed yet to show the multi-layer benefits to community, the economy, and the environment. Additionally, the cost of tracking and reporting on metrics needed to quantify the impacts is difficult for many reuse organizations that are small and/or non-profits and need to prioritize operational costs. It will be key to continue developing these tools since measurable impacts are critical for grant and funding applications.

o   #MainstreamReuse & Data-Based Arguments for Shifting the Conversation  |  Julie Kearns (Junket)

While there’s a lot of data available that shows the immense social, financial, and environmental benefits of reuse, the next steps is using it to catalyze change. Life cycle analysis of consumer products is key to understand the environmental impacts from cradle to grave. We need to shift the cultural aversion to reuse and incorporate it into all aspects of life in order to adequately tackle the climate crisis.

o   ReUSE Minnesota’s Plans for Social, Environmental, & Economic Reporting  |  Grant Henry & Emma Tuftin (Brio Marketing)

Over the past couple months, Brio Marketing has been conducting interviews to narrow the scope of the social, environmental, and economic reporting they’ll do for ReUSE Minnesota about the reuse, rental, and repair sectors across the state. Through these measures, they will help the organization highlight the value story of its existence and all of the players in the system.

Conference Interactive Debrief – Building the Reuse Movement
Conference attendees joined together at the end of the day to share their main take-away from the conference and brainstorm next steps to keep momentum going for the “reuse movement.” Check out the word cloud capturing main themes from this energizing session! 

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Re-imagining reuse: The role of reuse network facilitators

Posted By Jen Newberg, Friday, November 8, 2019
Updated: Thursday, November 7, 2019

On November 15th, ReUSE Minnesota will be featured in a panel during the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's online Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF). Steve Thomas, ReUSE MN board member, was invited to participate in a panel led by students from Bard's MBA in Sustainability. These students developed a toolkit for network facilitators to enable circular economy innovation and collaboration within reuse organization networks, and are looking to discuss approaches for re-imaging donation, repair, and reuse.

Along with ReUSE Minnesota, Furniture Link and Austin Creative Reuse will be represented. This session will highlight the essential role of reuse network facilitators in the circular economy through motivating, inspiring, and encouraging other reuse organizations to innovate, create circular value, and strengthen their communities.

Mark your calendars to listen in on this event using the link included below.

When: Friday, November 15th - 10:30AM - 11:00AM CST

Where: Online - click this link to join

About the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF): The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's DIF is an interactive online event series that aims to shift mindsets and inspire action towards a circular economy by sharing and exploring disruptive ideas and stories across a range of topics.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a non-profit organization who works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.

Tags:  ambassadors  built environment  circular ecomony  Ellen MacArthur Foundation  fair repair  fast fashion  network  repair  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  thrift 

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