Creative Reuse Project: Make Your Own Mosaic!

By Kelsey Colpitts, Marketing Fellow

For our latest upcycling project, we made mosaics in preparation for an upcoming event we are having in collaboration with Make-It Springfield! This free public event will involve using tiles donated from EcoBuilding Bargains to create a mosaic in Springfield that adds art and beauty to the downtown. We are excited to be working under the guidance of Robert Markey, an experienced artist who has completed mosaic installations around the world! This event will take place over 2 days: June 5 and June 12, both from 1pm-5pm. It is recommended for children ages 12 and up, however younger children are invited to participate if they will be closely monitored by an adult. We hope to see you there!

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GreenNFit Volunteer Day

By Diana Vasquez, Outreach and Education Fellow13055056_10154585569875329_3003901343405488896_o

On April 23rd, team members from Center for EcoTechnology and EcoBuilding Bargains participated in Revitalize CDC’s 4th annual GreenNFit Neighborhood Block Rebuild! The Center for EcoTechnology has sponsored a house in the Old Hill neighborhood of Springfield for four years in a row, and have no intention of stopping any time soon. Over 1,200 volunteers turned out for this year’s GreenNFit Block Rebuild, which is an annual event put together by Revitalize CDC and several of its community partners.

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