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From coastal flooding to monster hurricanes to ravaging wildfires, climate change is already impacting the critical systems that support life on our planet. And amid it all, we have climate deniers in power, who are rolling back the modest gains we've achieved nationally.  But here's the good news: we're celebrating major victories at the local level, and states, cities, and individual communities are stepping in to fill the leadership void. This past year, Maryland's legislature banned fracking, Virginia's governor announced a cap on carbon pollution, and Washington, D.C. is seeing a groundswell of voices calling for a carbon fee-and-rebate program.

We're thrilled to be partnering with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) to fight global warming to #KeepWinterCold. 

About us: Community Forklift is a nonprofit reuse center for home improvement supplies. We pick up donations of unwanted and salvaged building materials throughout the metro DC region.  Then, we make the building materials available to the public at low cost, and provide vintage materials for restoring old homes.  We also offer public education about reuse, and distribute free supplies to local nonprofits and neighbors in need.

Community Forklift lifts up local communities by making repairs affordable, reducing waste, promoting reuse, and creating green jobs.

By donating, shopping, or volunteering at Community Forklift, you help to:

  • Make repairs and renovation more affordable for everyone in the community—homeowners, small businesses, charitable groups, and more.
  • Reduce construction industry waste AND reduce greenhouse gas emissions by sending less materials to landfills and incinerators, and reducing the mining and harvesting of dwindling natural resources.
  • Provide public education about reuse and recycling options, green living, and environmental sustainability.
  • Build the local economy and develop career opportunities for nearby residents.

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