GFDD Hosts Recycled Art Workshops at the Dominican Children and Youth Library
Santo Domingo, May 2, 2013Tweet
As part of its mission to elevate awareness of environmental challenges and to promote protection of the natural world and its resources, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), have once again joined forces with the Dominican Children and Youth Library to host three recycled art workshops from May 2-3, 2013.
Artist Bertha Santana will be conducting the two day, three part workshop on how to recycle at home, which will specifically engage three target groups; teachers, students and their mothers. Each three hour workshop will include a lecture and hands-on arts and crafts project, demonstrating how one can reutilize and refashion used textiles, such as old t-shirts and jeans, into art.
The workshop forms part of GFDD/FUNGLODE R3crearte Program, which aims to raise awareness on the 3Rs of solid waste management: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
The workshop will also emphasize and demonstrate how recycling waste into art can empower individuals and communities alike.
The impetus behind the R3crearte Program arose from the interest sparked among students participating in the Recycled Art Workshop conducted by Bertha Santana, during the II DR Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) in 2012. Through this brand new program, GFDD hopes to engage youth groups, educators and women's associations into reformulating the way they think about trash.
The R3crearte Program is reflective of DREFF's overall mission to interact with leading figures in the environmental community and to make a difference at a grassroots level.
About the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF)
DREFF raises awareness and deepens understanding of environmental issues among Dominican audiences, while celebrating the beauty and diversity of the country's natural heritage. Through screening a diverse selection of high-quality films on matters of environmental concern, and organizing panel discussions with environmental experts, filmmakers and other stakeholders, the Festival seeks to foster dialogue and to inspire Dominican audiences to adopt practices that will ensure for the health and environmental sustainability of the country.
Join us for the III edition of the DR Environmental Film Festival will take place on September 4-8, 2013.
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