reDiscover promotes creativity in education while encouraging environmental responsibility. We recycle everyday discards donated by business and give them new purpose as hands-on learning materials.
reDiscover is a community art center, reuse warehouse, and gallery.
Results: Provided 1,100 students with "reDiscover Your Community" field trips. Received Seed Award from South Bay Business Environmental Coalition, 2009; Sustainable Quality Award, City of Santa Monica, 2007. "Looking at Our World" program partnership with Children's Nature Institute., 2010.
Target demographics: The reDiscover Center promotes resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse. We serve the community through programs at our Center, in schools and in the community.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,860; 3/4 of these beneficiaries received free programing
Geographic areas served: West Los Angeles, South Bay
Programs: School Field TripsTeacher workshopsResource Center Community festival arts
I first thought of reDiscover as a place where teachers could collect 'high quality recyclables' to use as art supplies, but then I found out it really is one of the only places where kids can learn to appreciate the value of the things they normally throw away.