About

What is ReUseSB?

ReUseSB is a new online marketplace to buy and sell artisan products, vintage items, used goods, and Art From Scrap materials. ReUseSB connects buyers and sellers who like to shop locally and support environmental and arts education. Shopping for a cause has never been more fun– with every REUSESB purchase, 10% is donated to Explore Ecology.

Why ReUse SB?

Better for the Environment

Shopping on ReUseSB saves you money and reduces your carbon footprint. By choosing to buy re-used materials and supporting artists and craftspeople who create with the environment in mind, viable materials are kept out of the landfill and valuable natural resources are conserved.

Use Your Purchasing Power to Support Environmental and Arts Education

ReUseSB makes it easy to give. When you shop or sell on ReUseSB, you support environmental and arts education with every transaction. By joining the ReUseSB online community, you help Explore Ecology educate the next generation of environmental stewards. Over 30,000 children learn about art, ecology, organic gardening, and waste reduction with Explore Ecology educators each year. Working with kids in school gardens, on field trips, at Art From Scrap, the Watershed Resource Center, and in classrooms throughout Santa Barbara County, Explore Ecology connects children with nature. Help us continue our vital work by joining ReUseSB today!

Who is ReUseSB?

ReUseSB is a program of Explore Ecology.  Explore Ecology is an environmental education and arts nonprofit located in Santa Barbara, California. Our programs combine art and ecology to foster creative thinking and connection between people and the environment. We work with over 50,000 children and adults a year with a focus on Watershed Education, School Gardens, Waste Reduction, and Creative Exploration. We inspire our community to engage with the natural world, think critically, and experience the value of environmental stewardship.

Explore Ecology has partnered with LoaCom to develop and grow ReUseSB.  LoaCom partners with changemakers, causes and companies to build a better world.