Tag Archives: sustainability

“Pleased to Meet You” : The Art of the MFTA Staff

If you’ve visited Materials for the Arts before, you’re aware of the treasures lurking in our warehouse, and you know about our educational programs spreading the word about creative reuse. You have heard about or even attended the Third Thursday open … Continue reading

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Making Room for Creativity

CUP (Center for Urban Pedagogy), an MFTA member since 2005, is known for their “Urban Investigations” — experiential semester-long projects with public high school students, where they give students the tools to investigate their own communities and use art and … Continue reading

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Happy 15th birthday, America Recycles Day!

Fifteen years ago, America Recycles Day was established to raise awareness of recycling and how it can benefit the environment. Today, people all over the country are hosting special recycling awareness events in their communities and making an extra effort … Continue reading

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MFTA’s Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party is Tuesday, October 23!

SAVE THE DATE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 6-10 pm For one magical night, the MFTA warehouse is transformed as we host 300 guests who decorate masks, enjoy performances, eat, drink, and dance the night away. The Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party is … Continue reading

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The MFTA Nation

We are always interested in how our donors find out about us and the MFTA Nation really does have less than ‘six degrees of separation’.  We’d like to welcome on board a new donor – Irena Peer– a fabric designer. Irena … Continue reading

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Books in unusual places

Photo credits: Flavorwire Earlier this week, we shared photos of an Atlanta bus shelter made from pieces of decommissioned school buses. Our Direct Donations Coordinator, Marna, came across this blog post on Flavorwire, about abandoned structures around the globe that … Continue reading

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The Movement Theater Company goes green

On a shopping day a couple of weeks ago, I was chatting with one of our recipients, Eric Lockley, one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of The Movement Theater Company in Harlem.  Eric and his colleagues were looking for materials for … Continue reading

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Discussing reuse with Ralph Nader

Established in 2004, by our partner within the New York City Department of Sanitation, the Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse, and Recycling, and housed at the City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, the Materials Exchange Development Program … Continue reading

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Going green with the Durst Organization

City & State has a great article today about the Durst Organization and their efforts to green their offices by recycling, reusing, and composting.  The article follows the journey of one Starbucks coffee cup collected from an office in the new … Continue reading

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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. 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 … Continue reading

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