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Colorado Recycled Granite featured on the front page of the business section in The Gazette. Read more


Watch Julie Rizzo, Founder of on the set of Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick - click here



Dale Pearson, owner of receives Texas Environmental Excellence Award 2013!!  Read more



Julie Rizzo, Founder of Recycled Granite, nominated as one of Northwest Indiana's Most Influential Women.  Read more



Check out this article featuring Joe Joseph of Granite for a Green Planet, in San Francisco! Read more



 Congratulations to Joe and Mary Joe Ward of for their incredible exhibit at the Johnson County Home & Garden Show in Overland Park, KS.  Read more


Host Kathy Sipple of 219 Green Connect, interviews Julie Rizzo, Founder of Recycled Granite.  Here how Julie's innovations are changing an entire industry. Read more

The Northwest Herald announces Granite Reworks will featured on an upcoming DIY Network production.  Granite ReWorks is owned and operated by Stacy and Bret Bjorkman, siblings and life-long residents of McHenry, IL. They operate a shop in Richmond, IL, which is a northern suburb of Chicago.  Read more

WGN Radio New to Lou features: Granite Reworks
Granite Reworks, located in McHenry, caters to environmentally-minded consumers by creating beautiful and eco-friendly split stone tiles, landscaping pavers, and fire pits by recycling 100% granite "scrap" from local counter top fabricators.  Listen here

Indiana Living Green Magazine featured Marie & Chuck Damler, of Natural Valley Recycled Granite in Brownsburg, Indiana.  This story tells you how their rock solid recycling program diverts granite waste from landfills locally. Read more

Recycled Granite Network team members spent 3 days on the set of the DIY Network television program “Run My Renovation” in Knoxville, TN.  Our Recycled Granite Split Stone was voted on by over 400,000 viewers.  Click here to read more...

John Davies (Managing Director of the Society of Innovators):  It is said that Michelangelo saw David when he looked at marble and Steve Jobs saw endless possibilities in computers. Well, Julie saw value where no else did when she looked at waste granite!  Read the full story of how a St. John woman is granite's ‘rock star'
Recycled Granite will soon be featured on the DIY Network TV show "I Want That!" Click here to see photos of the shoot in Ashburn, VA.   Recycled Granite Network members Marc Lieberman, of ForeverStone, Scott Tackett, of Green Mountain Recycled Granite and Julie Rizzo, of My Choice Recycling, participated in the production.  

93.9 Lite FM Chicago's Woman of the Week - Julie Rizzo, Founder of Recycled Granite.
Julie was selected as Chicago's Woman of the Week, by 93.9 Lite FM.  Listen to the full interview here

Julie Rizzo, the founder of was featured as a guest speaker at the 2012 Indiana Recycling Coalition in Indianapolis. was also one of over 40+ exhibitors promoting sustainability and waste management in the State of Indiana.  Read more

Joe, Brooke & Mike, of Granite for a Green Planet showcase their recycled granite materials at the 24th Annual Sonoma County Home & Garden Show in Sonoma, California!  Read more makes The Times, front cover, of the Business Section, featuring the Westlake TAP students with Special Abilities! 
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"Mother Earth Twirls Her Skirt" - Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2012 features Recycled Granite.  Presented by The Conservation Foundation.  Designed and Coordinated by Kathleen Haerr of Flourishing Planet Designs by Local Green Connect.  Manufactured by the students with Special Abilities in the Westlake TAP Program.   Read more featured in the February Issue of Waste Age Magazine.  Editor, Steven Everett, describes Julie Rizzo, as a Recycling Rockstar
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Green Mountain Recycled Granite exhibits at ProGreen Expo 2012, in Denver, Colorado!  Read more the World's Leader in Granite Recycling hosts National Granite Recycling Convention in Nashville, TN.  Granite Recycling Network Members from across the country joined forces to share ideas that have developed the granite recycling industry into a globally recycled material!  Read more

Julie Rizzo, Founder of is awarded by The Society of Innovators, at the Horseshoe Casino.  The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana promotes creativity and innovation.   They discover and honor innovators and innovation across the generations for the greater good of our region, state, nation and world.”  Read more

Granite Recycling makes the Congressional Record!  Julie Rizzo, Founder of was presented by the office of U.S. Congressman Peter J. Visclosky for her Society of Innovators Award.  Read more


Recycled Granite was selected as one of the Greenest Materials of Green Build 2011, in Toronto, by Green Build, the largest Green Building EXPO in the world.  Watch this video and see the most innovative recycled building materials showcasing the newest breakthroughs in Green Building for 2011-2012.


Dale Pearson, owner of of San Antonio, TX was awarded Best Recycling Business in Texas for their environmental stewardship, energy conservation and sustainable practices. Presented by Growing Green Communities a statewide organization with a mission of saving money, making money and creating Green jobs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration and Texas Engineering Extension Service.  Read more

Julie Rizzo, of US Greenworks, named as Leading CEO for 2011. Read more exhibits at the 2011 AISWMD 2011 Annual Conference & EXPO in Indianapolis, featuring Julie Rizzo, Executive Director of My Choice Recycling.  Read more
Daily Herald - Arboretum Test Eco-Friendly Pavers - This article in the Daily Herald explains how Recycled Granite Pavers are being tested against other types of permeable pavers.  Read more
On the set of Inside Indiana Business, with Gerry Dick, Julie Rizzo describes how she recycles over 50,000lbs. of stone in her granite recycling facility in St. John, Indiana.  Watch now!
Julie Rizzo, of My Choice Recycling, featured on ABC 7's Living Green Segment.  Julie talks about recycling granite in the Chicagoland market. Visit ABC7 click here
Rosemarie Williams, of Earthstone Products:  Putting the "GREEN" in Greensboro businesses.  EarthStone's owner explains how "Green Plus" will make the community aware of green businesses. Read more 

John Tesh, of Earthstone Products: John explains how you can turn Trash into Cash. Read more

Marc Lieberman - Forever Stone - Philadelphia area:  Marc shares his dream of making a granite recycling dream come true. Read more


Recycled Granite featured on The Mike Nowak Show on WCPT 820AM, 92.5FM, 92.7FM, and 99.9FM. Mike Nowak, and Julie Rizzo, discuss how granite recycling works and how this eco-friendly alternative is great for our environment. 
Listen to the Podcast here

Randy Weldishofer, of TruStone Distributors, and Julie Rizzo, at the Hardscape North American Show in the Louisville, Kentucky Exposition Center where Recycled Granite pavers were featured.    Visit TruStone online at
Julie Rizzo participates in the 2010 Sustaining Stories Green Leaders Program.  Karen Wan,  founder of Sustaining Stories, has been helping green businesses develop their sustaining story through strategy workshops and training sessions since 2008.  Check it out online at
Recycled Granite pavers and split stones are featured at The Chicago Center for Green Technology, located at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago, IL.  Stop by and take a look or visit them online at
As part of the Sustainable Sites Initative, a stunning 1200 sq.ft. walkway of recycled granite pavers was installed at The Morton Arboretum, in Lisle.  They are located in the Thornhill Education Campus.   This installation of the recycled pavers is on a chip base to research the permeable application.  Visit them online at
   Recycled granite pavers and split stones were introduced at the American Society of Landscape Architects Expo in Chicago.  Landscape Architects from across the country want recycled granite paving products because they are permeable, 3 times stronger than concrete and created with 100% solid recycled granite.





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