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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 … Continue reading

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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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“Days for Girls” Langhorne PA Team Uses Reclaimed Fabric to Create Hygiene Kits for Girls

In June, The Langhorne PA Team of Days for Girls got reclaimed terry towels from the Resource Exchange to use in creating feminine hygiene kits for girls in need around the world.  Many girls throughout the world do not go to school when they have their menstrual period for lack of resources. Days for Girls strives to “increase access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we’re creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.” As of … Continue reading

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