Continuing Education Class: "Paint Recycling and Reclaimed Building Materials at The Green Project"
This workshop will provide a tour of our facility, and share details on what donated materials TGP accepts and how to get involved in waste diversion of building materials. Participants will spend most of their time in our M.E.S.S. Lab, learning how to process waste latex paint, and also recycling their own unique paint colors for resale. Participants will collect paint, mix and package it, name it, and "market" their product via a creative advertising template or social media post. All sales from M.E.S.S. Lab paint funnel back into TGP's education program to keep it sustainable.
Erin Genrich is the Program Manager for Environmental Education and Outreach. She began her work with The Green Project shortly after Hurricane Katrina, and has extensive experience with the local creative reuse community. A teacher by profession, she brings her love of environmental education to hosting workshops, creating original curriculum for schools and designing crafty outreach activities for kids and adults of all ages.
This is a hands-on workshop in a warehouse setting! Participants should dress for the weather, be prepared to get messy, and therefore wear clothes they don't mind getting paint on