Green Festival Speakers

Jodi Murphy



This Chicago native finds houses that are scheduled to be demolished, and before the bulldozers arrive, she auctions off the reusable elements, roombyroom, doorknobbydoorknob. With a public hungry for affordable building materials, Jodi was one of the first in the country to recognize this opportunity to reuse, and recycle. Jodi holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois, which may explain why she can communicate with surly contractors, hardened builders and novice renovators. Her company, Murco Recycling Enterprises Inc. holds over 60 auctions a year. Her industry awards include The 1996 Outstanding Recycler from Illinois Recycling Association and the 1999 Governors Pollution Prevention Award.