What do Earth Day and Materials for the Arts have in common? Everything! Reusing , recycling, rethinking, sustainable best practices and general love of this planet we call home are all part of our mission. Creative reuse activities abound at Materials for the Arts all year long – from workshops for students and professionals, to in-school residencies, to our Third Thursday Open Studios to the glorious work creatively constructed by our thousands of recipients. Here is a list of some of the activities that we are participating in during Earth ‘Week’: http://www.mfta.org/event?page=1
Apropos to today’s theme, we received this book as a donation. Identifying themselves as an international group of talented friends, they’ve created a collection of recycled art. This is what their intro page says: “We make waste for a living. So now we’re gonna make waste live….look around your environment, see what you can save, pick it up, turn it over, and look at it in a different way…”
We encourage you to do the same. Look around your environment. How can you do your part to make the earth a little better?
Some ideas for inspiration:
No Impact Man http://noimpactproject.org/
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm http://www.brooklyngrangefarm.com/