February 2019 newsletter

Big news for next month!
Thanks to Action Greensboro, Reconsidered Goods has received our second SPARK grant.
In March, we will be bringing 3 exciting events to downtown Greensboro. 
First event:
On Friday, March 22nd, We will partner with the Greensboro Project Space to show the documentary "Reuse: Because you can't recycle the Planet". Alex Eaves will be in attendance with his box truck tiny home to show this amazing documentary and answer questions afterwards. This is a free event. Alex will be available beginning at 5PM at GPS to give tours of his tiny home as well as sale his merchadnise that funds his endeavors. His company "Stay Vocal" http://shop.stayvocal.com/ is a certified Green America ReUse apparel company. With reuse apparel, we are doing something nobody else is doing." The documentary will begin at 7PM. Come downtown and enjoy a downtown restaurant for an early dinner and catch this great movie for the evening.For more information, visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/372571916633268/
2nd event: Alex will be back at Center City Park for truck tours and merch sales from 12-5 on Saturday, March 23rd. He will be happy to answer questions about reuse and tiny home design and living. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/276495779678780/
3rd event: In conjunction with the Center City Park truck tours, Reconsidered Goods will proudly host RE-PLAY: A Pop-Up Creative Reuse Playground. At RE-play: a Pop-Up creative reuse playground, we want to create a day of fun and opportunities for makers and risk takers through the power of play by bringing a unstructured, free-form play space to downtown Greensboro.

Children of all ages will be able to use recycled and repurposed everyday materials to imagine & build, as they see fit. No one will tell them what to do or how to do it. As long as it is safe, there is no wrong way to play.

We trust our kids. Let’s empower them, and give them a safe space to figure things out on their own. Parents, we urge you to check your helicopters at the playground gate and let your child show you their creative world.

Reconsidered Goods was very inspired by Denver's "Free Range Playground". Thanks to a SPARK grant from Action Greensboro, RG is bringing this creative concept to our town for one day of fun. Join us in Center City Park from 12-5 and let your kids experience unplugged and fully imaginative play.

The event is free, but a parent or guardian must be present at the playground check in to sign a waiver.

Visit this link to view a video of Denver's Free Range playground



Call for Board Nominations Open!  
Seeking Board of Directors Candidates for 2019 Elections 

The Reconsidered Goods Board Development Committee is seeking recommendations for RG’s Board nominees for the 2019-2022 board positions. In order to represent the diverse views and regional character of the membership, the committee has identified the following areas of special interest for the upcoming board election cycle: school/university representatives, legal experience, and/or members with past experience as a secretary or treasurer/financial management. These are not prerequisites and members without these qualifications are equally encouraged to apply.

Reconsidered Goods board members provide leadership to fulfill the RG mission and goals. If you are currently part of the Reconsidered Goods community, you have a good work ethic, the time to conduct board business, and the ability to travel to Reconsidered Goods for meetings, you may be the perfect candidate. 

Mission Statement: Reconsidered Goods is a non-profit creative reuse center that promotes creative expression, environmental awareness, and community engagement through education, reuse, and the arts. We supply teachers, makers, crafters and artisans with affordable goods through donations from individuals and industry.

Vision Statement: We envision a world where all non-trash items see a second life through art and creative reuse. We see a world where nothing is used once and thrown away ... but reused again and again.

Check out the Reconsidered Goods website for more information or email martha@reconsideredgoods.org if you are interested.

In the month of January 2019, Rg took in a little over 8 tons of donations that were diverted from the landfill into a life of reuse!

______________________________________________________________________________Upcoming events for February:

Sunday, February 10th: Make-It Day -- leather earrings 
(drop in 12-5PM $8)

Wednesday, February 13th: Special pre-valentine's Make-It even --self care box making
 (drop in 10AM-7PM $8)


Saturday, February 16th: Free Make & Take Day
(10-5 drop-in FREE)


Tuesday, February 19th: Craft & Draft at Horigan's House of Taps --paper rose making 
(6-8PM $5 donation)


Thursday, February 21st: Full Steam ahead storytime book club 


Friday, February 22nd: Adult Still Life Collage workshop @ Revolution Mill 
(6-8PM $5 donation)


Thursday, February 28th: Art Journal workshop at the Weatherspoon


Saturday, March 2nd: Kid's Still Life Collage workshop @ Revolution Mill
(10AM-12PM $5 donation)