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the resource exchange | March 2017
This month: 
-Honoring Female Environmentalists for Women's History Month
-Spring Cleaning? Donate your art supplies so they can be reused!
-reCreate Featured Artist Liz Silbaugh | Reception 3/26

March is Women’s History Month, so we’ve decided to honor some of the many women environmentalists - past & present, local & global - dedicated to protecting the environment and fighting climate change! Click the images for more information about these inspirational people.

Rachel Carson Local Pennsylvanian ecologist and author of Silent SpringBerta Cáceres founded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to protect Lenca communities from the stripping of their resources. Cáceres was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015 for her tireless efforts to protect the Indigenous land and people of Honduras.

Winona LaDuke  Executive Director of  Honor the Earth, the only Native organization that provides both financial support and organizing support to Native environmental initiatives.Christine Knapp Philadelphia’s current Director of the Office of Sustainability

Wangari Maathai the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.   Vien Truong leads Green For All, a national initiative to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

Peggy Shepard   is co-founder and executive director of WE ACT For Environmental Justice WE ACT’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.

    Progress Michigan’s “Sheroes” of Flint’s water crisis    Vandana Shiva    founder of Navdanya, a women centered movement for the protection of biological and cultural diversity, protecting native seeds for farming, and promoting organic practices and fair trade.

Dianna Cohen co-founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a group that addresses the pervasive problem of plastic pollution. She was inspired to co-found the group by her work as an artist -- because her chosen material is the ubiquitous plastic bag

 Margie Richard the first African-American to win the Goldman Environmental Prize that honors grassroots environmental heroes around the world who worked to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk.     Dorothy Stowe co-founder of Greenpeace.       
Spring Cleaning? Recently donated art supplies

You're an artist. You pile things in your studio for possible future projects. You have an incredibly useful art tool that you have no interest in anymore. You're totally changing paths artistically and switching mediums. You have a lot of cool stuff but also need more space in your studio to concentrate. 

Whatever the case may be, sometimes artists need to do a little spring cleaning too. Luckily, The Resource Exchange accepts donations of reusable (sometimes never used!) art supplies so that other artists can reuse your materials if you can't anymore!

DONATE by checking our list of accepted materials
 call 267-997-0060 or e-mail
Sunday, March 26th

Work by Liz Silbaugh

"I love the untold, unremembered, and unknown stories hidden in reused materials. There’s a feeling in them of family sharing and resisting cold, shiny newness, the way hand-me-down clothes for children have so much more meaning and depth than the expensive new stuff from store racks."

work by Liz Silbaugh

Join us for an artist reception March 26th! Stop into the re and see her work made with salvaged materials, have a refreshment, and add to a community collage project led by the artist! Until then, Liz's works will be in our reCreate Gallery throughout the month of March. 

Call for Artists Featured Artists for the reCreate Gallery
Have you made art in any medium with materials from The Resource Exchange?
 Are you interested in having your work featured in our in-store gallery?

Submissions: Send us an e-mail with a minimum of 2 work examples.
*This is an ongoing program and we are always looking for new artists
to feature, so there are no deadlines. 
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Support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Samuel S. Fels, The Claneil Foundation, and Penn Treaty Special Services District. The reCreate Program is supported in part by The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program of The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Support also provided by PECO. This program is administered regionally by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.