Category Archives: Local businesses

Comcast: Creating a Culture of Sustainable Innovation

The Resource Exchange is excited to see businesses of all sizes taking steps to lessen their impact on the environment either by making donations of reusable materials or by shopping secondhand- first. Together we’re able to save thousands of pounds of reusable materials from film productions and other local businesses from going to landfills and incinerators each year. Recently, Comcast Headquarters in Philadelphia had collected a substantial amount of unused office supplies during their process of moving and knew there had to be a way of keeping it out of the landfill. Their Sustainability Team contacted The Resource Exchange and quickly set … Continue reading

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Making Materials Matter

As makers, we can make a lot of waste. But there are creative solutions for artists and fabricators, from sourcing more sustainable materials to diverting reusable resources from the waste stream. This week, NextFab and The Resource Exchange got together to host an open forum focused on sustainability in the arts. Local artists, organizations, businesses, and city representatives discussed the benefits and challenges of making sustainably. Moderated by Grid Magazine‘s Alex Mulcahy, the panel of special guests led the room in talking about art and its contributions to the waste stream. Attendees and panel members alike shared their experiences of … Continue reading

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We’re Expanding and Moving in 2019!

The Resource Exchange and the NextFab North maker space are moving to 1800 N. American Street, a 60,000+ square foot building along the American Street Improvement Project Corridor, as both organizations prepare to scale. This synergistic collaboration will leverage the strengths of both of our organizations by combining NextFab’s tools, technology, and training with The Resource Exchange’s reclaimed materials and sustainable arts mission and programs. The large industrial scale of this new location provides an increased footprint for both organizations, including multiple loading docks, a large shared parking lot, and enough square footage for additional aligned subtenants. NextFab will offer expanded departments including … Continue reading

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