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Lifecycle Building Center: Atlanta BeltLine Partners in Sustainability and Reuse
posted in Community Love // 02/06/18

On March 15, 2018, Lifecycle Building Center is holding its annual fundraiser at the new Monday Night Brewing Garage on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail.

Lifecycle Building Center (LBC) is a community-based warehouse facility that directly assists the general public by identifying and implementing best practice green building-related concepts. The idea is to reduce solid waste disposal, promote resource efficiency, stimulate economic development, and empower every citizen to improve their own built environment.

The Lifecycle Building Center has been an important partner to the Atlanta BeltLine over the years. When trees were removed for the construction of the Westside Trail, ABI partnered with Lifecycle Building Center and Eutree to recover, store, and preserve the trees. Beautiful handmade furniture and functional objects were created for the Lifecycle Building Center’s fourth annual RE:Purpose Silent Auction, giving these trees extended life and new utility.

Phil Proctor, a sculptor and Art on the Atlanta BeltLine artist, fabricated this table from a poplar tree that used to live on the Westside Trail.

Phil Proctor, a sculptor and Art on the Atlanta BeltLine artist, fabricated this table from a poplar tree that used to live on the Westside Trail. Photo credit: Chris Herrin Photography.

Recycled materials from LBC have found their way onto the Atlanta BeltLine in other ways, as well. In 2017, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) granted the City of Atlanta a $50,000 rebate on solar panels for a shed to be used in operations on the Urban Farm. Siding from the shed came from the Lifecycle Building Center.

The farm shed during construction. Photo: The Sintoses.

The farm shed during construction. Photo: The Sintoses.

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) is the 501(c)(3) that raises funds and provides programming and many community events along the Atlanta BeltLine. In October 2016, ABP moved into its current offices in Stoveworks, located on the Eastside Trail’s southern extension between Edgewood Ave. and Irwin St. The first-ever Visitors Center on the Atlanta BeltLine will open in the same facility later this year. The fine hardwood flooring shown in the photos was repurposed from Ponce City Market by Lifecycle Building Center and donated to ABP.

Hardwood flooring at the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Photo: John Becker.

Hardwood flooring at the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Photo: John Becker.

You can help support this Atlanta BeltLine partner by checking out the Revel In Reuse 2018 Annual FundraiserThis event will bring together talented chefs, musicians, artists & material reuse champions to celebrate both LBC’s reuse mission and the incredible community assets of southwest Atlanta. This year’s event will be held in Monday Night Brewing’s new West End facility, The Garage, located directly on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail. See the new Monday Night space, support a local nonprofit and Atlanta BeltLine partner and enjoy an evening of food, drink, and prizes! Purchase your tickets here.

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