10 Years of The Resource Exchange!
Did you know that The Resource Exchange is 10 Years Old?! Starting this month and throughout the next year we’ll be celebrating 10 years of diverting creative materials from landfill! In 2009 our Executive Director Karyn Gerred founded The Resource Exchange and began our organization’s first program, reSETS, which targeted waste materials specifically generated from the entertainment industry. On the set of our first major film strike, we saved over 25 tons of the lumber with a local union film crew. Gerred also worked with The Greater Philadelphia Film Office to write the SETS (Setting Entertainment Toward Sustainability) Guide, as a resource for our city's entertainment industry. Since the program’s inception, over 187 tons of material previously destined for landfill has been salvaged for reuse by The Resource Exchange, and over 1,750 tons of additional material, previously considered "waste", has been recycled through our partnership with Revolution Recovery. We’re hoping to save even more materials in our new space at 1800 N. American St. We’ll reopen our doors on Saturday, August 17th! As we re-open our new location and head into our 10 year anniversary, you can help us continue to serve our great community of artists and makers by donating to our organization here!