MFTA’s centerpieces for Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast featured on HuffPo

via HuffPo

MFTA was honored to spread the joy of reuse at the 2010 Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast.

A centerpiece made from CDs and sheet music from the MFTA warehouse

A centerpiece made from corks collected by an MFTA teaching artist

Diet Coke cans stand in for flowers in this centerpiece

The centerpieces at this event echo the religious leaders’ calls for “a safe, secure and clean environmen­t” and “compassio­n and wisdom for all living things.” The centerpiec­es were made entirely from materials that would have gone into the dump had they not been turned into art projects by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs’ Materials for the Arts program. Student and adults volunteere­d their time to make these centerpiec­es in order to show how NYC is reducing its waste stream through the arts. Indeed, in 2010 alone the MFTA removed almost 700 tons from the NYC waste stream. Compassion and wisdom for all living things: don’t throw it in the dump, reduce, reuse, rethink.

via Liz Neumark at HuffPo

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One Response to MFTA’s centerpieces for Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast featured on HuffPo

  1. Pingback: Mayor Bloomberg on MFTA’s reuse centerpieces | Materials for the Arts

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