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The Otsego County Conservation Association is “Going Green” for their annual ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ Garage Sale. The sale will no longer take place at the end of April at the Farmers’ Market Building in Cooperstown, but instead will be held on-line to save on transportation costs and cut the event’s carbon footprint.

“Over the past few years, there has been an overwhelming outpouring of donations from our supporters,” said OCCA Executive Director, Leslie Orzetti, “and we hope our veteran donors and shoppers will continue their support in our new and improved green format. Instead of using vehicles to pick up, drop off and move items, we will be hosting an on-line store where you can both donate and shop!”

The on-line garage sale will only accept household items such as furniture, kitchen electronics, appliances, sporting goods, art, and any larger items. Clothing will not be accepted, Orzetti said, but can be brought instead to a clothing swap at Earth Festival in Milford on April 21.

Items must be in good condition, and can be donated from March 1 until May 1. The sale opens officially on April 16 and will continue until all items are sold.  If the sale is popular, OCCA will continue to accept donations and sell items year round.

Proceeds from the sale will help support OCCA’s environmental programs. “We’ll reveal the official sale website at Earth Festival,” Orzetti said. “This will be a great way to get great deals and help the environment!”

For further information, contact OCCA at (607) 547-4488, or visit www.occainfo.org/reduce-reuse-recycle-garage-sale/.

Founded in 1968, OCCA is a private, non-profit membership group dedicated to promoting the appreciation and sustainable use of Otsego County’s natural resources through education, advocacy, resource management, research, and planning. For more information on OCCA, or to donate, visit www.occainfo.org