Earlier this year, On February 24, 2013, Austin Creative Reuse held it’s first Educator Materials Drive, which proved to be enormously successful! Educators from all around Austin, including school teachers (public, private, charter), after school teachers, daycare providers, scout troop leaders and more gathered to take part, share, learn and receive reused materials.
We collected over 7,400lbs of materials from the community and area businesses and invited educators to receive the materials to use for projects in their classrooms and programs.
In one day, we supported over 3,200 kids in Austin with free materials.
Examples of materials distributed:
Not only were these teachers reusing materials for a greener environment, but also they were inadvertently teaching their students the importance of resourcefulness or a “Reuse Behavior” that will stick with them for years to come, How wonderful!
Below are some videos of the Educator Drive Event, available in English & en Espanol. Take a peek!