Category Archives: recycled

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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George Washington University: Celebrating Spring with Service & Sustainability!

This Earth Day we wanted to express our gratitude the volunteers who donate their time helping us save materials from landfill and making them accessible to Philadelphia’s creative community! We recently had an incredible group of volunteers visit from George Washington University’s Alternative Breaks Program. Their mission is to empower and challenge all students involved to understand their relationship with the global community through direct service, education, and reflection, while encouraging personal growth, social awareness, and active citizenship. Over the course of two days, our volunteers helped us sort, untangle, clean, and process donations of reusable materials in the store. Some of these dedicated … Continue reading

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Vanguard Charitable: The Value In Giving

Vanguard Charitable is a leading U.S. nonprofit organization that fulfills its mission to increase philanthropic giving by administering a donor advised fund and direct grant assets to charity. Their services facilitate in long-term, strategic charitable planning that minimizes costs and maximizes the impact of philanthropic giving. They offer donors a convenient way to give and, ultimately, help them make a greater charitable impact. The Vanguard Charitable team reached out to us to set up a volunteer day with their grants team and to learn more about our nonprofit and how we promote reuse and conservation in our community. It quickly … Continue reading

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