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Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

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Mission: We inspire creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse.

Results: Every month, we divert an average of 3 tons of useful materials from landfills, and provide inspiration, materials, environmental education, and creative experiences for people of all ages. We are re-imagining waste as a resource for our community. Where others see a disposal problem, we see an opportunity to support creative projects and build a more sustainable future.

Target demographics: everyone

Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh, PA

Programs: The Center for Creative Reuse is an inspiring resource center and shop, where teachers, artists, families, and creative folks of all kinds can access ideas, encouragement, and affordable supplies for their creative projects. Reuse-a-Palooza is our hands-on creative program where people of all ages learn about conservation through making. We also facilitate custom-designed workshops for kids and adults. Our Think Outside the Box Box program provides professional development workshops and reclaimed materials for educators. Schools, libraries, early childhood education centers, and other organizations can join our ReCreative Partners program to encourage conservation while saving money on creative supplies. A Little Help from your Friends provides sponsorships to artists, educators, and community organizations for creative reuse projects. and sponsorship of creative projects.

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