The Human Empowered Arts Project (HEAP Bozeman), a non-profit dedicated to creative and environmental education has launched The Thrift Cooperative Map. The virtual Google Map is now available on HEAP Bozeman’s website, and posters and filers now available at select locations.
The Thrift Cooperative is a group of locally owned thrift, pawn and consignment businesses that have committed to divert reusable items from our local landfill in the Gallatin Valley. With a campaign that is dedicated to the drive of “Think Before You Toss,” The Thrift Cooperative works to support the donation and selling of used items for reuse or repurpose. The Thrift Cooperative Map was designed to better demonstrate the simplicity of upcycling through the availability of local thrift stores in Bozeman. Participating stores include, ReThink Thrift, Sacks of Bozeman and Belgrade, Catwalk, Nu2U! Thrift and the Salvation Army Thrift Store. HEAP Bozeman hopes that the distribution of this map on the campus of Montana State University will help increase student awareness of the multitude of opportunities that upcycling has to offer.
HEAP is currently working on an art supply safety guide to be distributed to arts programs in the Gallatin Valley. Find more information at heapbozeman.org.