In order for NOVA CRC to be sustainable, we need to move on up from our 350 sq. ft. basement into a bigger space. Reaching our fundraising goal will mean we secure a long lease in a store front location! This will allow us to take in more material donations to be diverted from the waste stream, offer a permanent space for workshops on reuse and zero waste initiatives, and as always, offer affordable reclaimed art materials to the communities of the Northern VA area.
More information about Nova Creative Reuse Center, Inc.:
NOVA CRC makes small local steps towards a big environmental impact.
Our mission is to:
-encourage reuse of everyday items
-divert materials headed for the waste stream
-provide affordable materials to the creatively inclined
-to support the arts in Northern VA!
NOVA CRC opened their donation and retail space in March 2019 and have diverted over 2,000 lbs of materials from the waste stream in just 9 months.
"We believe that by engaging the community in our mission we can move the needle creatively and environmentally. When we make craft materials available at a low cost to the community, we encourage creative exploration. When we build creative skills with reclaimed materials in our workshops, we start to change the perception about the value of everyday items. As we share our mission to divert usable materials from the waste stream, we help create a mindfulness of over-consumption and waste. As our community comes to value greater creative expression and reduction of waste, we move toward a more livable and resourceful society."