Join Us to Celebrate Recycled Art!

March 8, 2016

ReCrearte, an initiative of GFDD/Funglode, focuses on the three R’s of sustainability- reduce, reuse, and recycle. Workshops concentrate on repurposing discarded materials into new objects that can be sold for income and waste that can be turned into art. Bertha Santana, the program’s coordinator will be visiting New York City for a series of workshops throughout the city.

Among the workshops, some will be addressed to children while
others will be designed for all ages. The first activity will take place March 15 at the Riverfront Library from 4pm to 6pm and will be open to the general public. March 16 will be dedicated to children and the workshop will take place at Escuela Pablo Duarte, while the third and last workshop, for all ages, will take place on March 17 at CUNY in the Heights, Hostos Community College.

About ReCrearte
Through this program GFDD/Funglode hopes
to engage youth groups, educators and women”s associations into reformulating the way they think about trash and raise awareness of the plastic pollution problem. ReCrearte works with the most disadvantaged members of the community who receive training in the art of recycling and creating new objects from waste and, at the same time, learn to develop an alternative source of income. The program revolves around the "three golden rules" – or 3Rs – for the proper management
of solid waste: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The workshops demonstrate and emphasize the idea that recycling waste and transforming it into art strengthens both individuals and communities alike.

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