The Center for Resource Conservation
Ft. Collins, CO
In the spring of 1996 The Boulder Energy Conservation Center (BECC), now The Center for Resource Conservation, created a program that would accept and resell various kinds of reusable building materials. Open one day a week beginning on Earth Day that year, ReSource 2000 made its debut in the burgeoning sustainability industry. It was originally staffed by highly motivated board members of the BECC, including Jon Giltner. With a lease of one dollar a month from Western Disposal, the 1.2 acre sales yard soon took on energy of its own.