I found one of the more interesting COSEArts Arts Business & Innovation Award winners to be ZeroLandfill.net. Every art teacher should look into this program...
ZeroLandfill.net. is a beneficial reuse program held in NE Ohio that supports local artists and arts educators while reducing pressure on local landfill capacity.
Since 2005, the ZeroLandfill project team has assisted the architectural and interior design community in identifying, diverting from local landfills, and repurposing back into the community nearly 50,000 pounds of specification waste that holds value for other audiences.
Check them out at ZeroLandfill.net