“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,” said, Karin Copeland, Arts + Business Council Executive Director
Since 2010, the unique creative reuse/recycling partnership between The Resource Exchange and Revolution Recovery has kept over 2 million pounds of valuable material out of Philadelphia's landfills. In 2013 alone, over 28 tons of film and theatre props and set pieces, art supplies, textiles, lumber, and many other reusable materials were put back into the creative economy, and over 96 tons of set construction materials were recycled. The Resource Exchange’s flagship program reSETS (Setting Entertainment Towards Sustainability)
“This award throws a spotight on the artistic, environmental, and economic benefits of transforming the creation of waste into creative energy,” said The Resource Exchange Executive Director, Karyn Gerred. “It also honors the dedicated staff, volunteers, and supporters of both The Resource Exchange and Revolution Recovery, who do the often difficult but necessary and rewarding work of generating new possibilities from previously wasted resources.”
The 29th Annual Arts & Business Council Awards Celebration will take place from 6-9pm at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Please join the Resource Exchange and Revolution Recovery, as well as the other honorees for a night of arts, culture and fun.
About the Resource Exchange
The Resource Exchange was founded as the only salvaged and surplus materials organization in the Philadelphia region dedicated to serving the creative community. Their mission is to promote creative reuse, recycling, and resource conservation by diverting valuable materials from the waste stream and redirecting them to artists, builders, educators and the general public. In addition to putting tons of low cost reusable materials back into the local economy for creating, building, and learning, they provide a workshop/gallery space for monthly exhibits, events, and how-to classes by local artists, craftspeople, and makers of all kinds who creatively reuse materials.
About Revolution Recovery
Revolution Recovery is committed to being experts in their field and leading the construction and industrial materials recycling industry to new levels. They believe in corporate social responsibility and incorporate the "three p's" of sustainability – people, profit, and planet – in everything that they do. Having a holistic vision builds a better business. Revolution Recovery is fortunate to have their environmental goals align with their economic goals: the more they recycle, the more profitable they are. They love this dynamic because growing their business does not distract them from their commitment to building better communities where they live, work and play.
About the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC) strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, by engaging the business, legal & technology communities, providing capacity-building services, and serving as a thought leader and a convener. ABC, with the support of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, is uniquely positioned to actively connect the creative sector with the business, legal and technology communities. For more information, please visit www.artsandbusinessphila.org or call 215.790.3620.
The Resource Exchange
Karyn Gerred | firstname.lastname@example.org | 267.997.0060
Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
Anna Stokes | email@example.com | 215.790.3638