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And The Winner Is…

The Resource Exchange + Revolution Recovery! We are thrilled to announce that The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia will be honoring both The Resource Exchange + Revolution Recovery at their 29th Annual Award Celebration on May 13 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! We will be awarded The Business + Arts Partnership: Small to Mid-Size Business with an Arts Organization Award, sponsored by The Bancorp Bank.         “We are excited to honor a partnership that explores what it looks like to be both environmentally conscious and arts minded; proving that the two are not mutually exclusive,” … Continue reading

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De-nailing Salvaged Lumber

When walking into a dirty old warehouse littered with piles of used lumber, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed.  But the re crew sorted through the would-be landfill material and came out with very re-usable lumber, like 2x4s that had nails and staples sticking out of them. A huge part of what we do here at The Resource Exchange is simply taking the time needed to save usable materials from being “tossed away.”  So when the lumber came back to the store, the staff and our interns, went to work de-nailing, de-stapling, and de-screwing each and every piece so that … Continue reading

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From Stage to Playground!

Our friend Fern Gookin at RAIR stopped by this week to pick  up some lumber we saved from local film and theatre sets for a second life in a community enriching and environment focused project in Smith Memorial Playground, located in Fairmount Park. Public Workshop, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, and youth from the surrounding community are building the sustainable “adventure playground” with “islands” that encourage kids to build and make with recycled materials. The playground was selected by DVGBC as their Legacy Project for the 2013 U.S. Green Building Council Greenbuild Conference which takes place here in Philly this fall. We can’t wait to see how … Continue reading

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