- Consignment Shops offer a sustainable alternative to buying new. Visit these Decorah stores that offer used goods instead of buying new. You can also donate your used goods that you no longer want. Remember, one person's trash is another's treasure.
- In January 2008 East Side School, a historic Decorah schoolhouse, was demolished. A local organization managed to retain some of the building materials from the school. Among those materials were 700 tons of brick and miscellaneous material. An estimated 20 percent of the total 700 tons is whole brick that can be reused. This is one of the largest recycling projects the Decorah area has seen.