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A Community Celebration with Greenworks Review!

Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability released the latest issue of their annual magazine Greenworks Review this week! The Resource Exchange team joined local educators and environmental advocates in the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership’s Climate City to celebrate and reflect on the many ways Philadelphians are working towards a more just and environmentally friendly future.  The Greenworks Review put a spotlight on environmental education for the youth of Philadelphia as well as adults through community-led projects. The organizations in Climate City each featured a different hands-on activity to help visitors understand what climate change means for them, and what they can do about … Continue reading

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Creative Reuse in Family Art Adventures at PAFA

Customer Rebecca Schultz taught the Family Art Adventures at PAFA as part of their Family Arts Academy Workshops. Rebecca came into The Resource Exchange for reclaimed arts and craft supplies, instead of buying new. We’re so happy to see the materials we saved being used for family arts education. Here’s what Rebecca had to share about the workshop: “The project was inspired by the Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World exhibit. We looked at some of the mixed media pieces in the exhibit, talked about the different materials she uses in her work and their possible meanings, … Continue reading

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The Resource Exchange + The Arden Theatre Company: Celebrating Years of Saving Sets!

In 2012 The Resource Exchange and The Arden Theatre Company saved tons of lengths of rough cut poplar and giant barn doors from their production of Charlotte’s Web. Donating the lumber to The Resource Exchange instead of sending it to landfill enabled our creative customers to reuse the wood in local projects. The barn doors were given a second life in The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym’s warehouse space, and we were thrilled when Little Berlin decided to use the poplar to build their community vegetable garden. The lumber was used in a number of interior design projects, furniture, and even in the … Continue reading

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