MFTA weaves at the 2011 ISES NYC Sustainability Summit

We had a blast hosting a Reuse Art Booth at last night’s ISES Sustainability Summit.

Ready to weave: MFTA staff and volunteers hosted an art-making booth at the ISES Sustainability Summit (Image by Barbara Korein)

Event planners shared their best practices for reducing waste during last night’s Sustainability Summit. We attended a panel of experts and learned how industry leaders like Johanna Walsh of Twirl Management are reducing waste at their events. Ms. Walsh reduces the environmental impact of her events by rethinking transportation options and giving items she no longer needs to organizations that can reuse them, like MFTA. We also heard from representatives from Blue Hill Farms and Queens Botanical Garden.

While we enjoyed the panel, we had the best time in the event’s lounge, working with attendees at our Reuse Art Booth to make eco-friendly weavings that divert waste from landfills rather than contributing to the waste stream.

We displayed weavings made by second graders from Queens at the event (Image by Barbara Korein)

One of our dedicated volunteers shows off a gift box made from CD cases. (Image by Barbara Korein)

Special thanks to the two volunteers who helped staff last night’s booth. Volunteers are critical to every aspect of MFTA’s operation. Learn more about volunteering at MFTA here. Interested in a Reuse Art Booth for your event? Learn more here.

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