"Trash is just a failure of imagination"

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June 18, 2019

Schools across Chicagoland are gathering their surplus supplies and equipment for Chicago teachers as part of CCRx's first end-of-school year donation drive, School's Out Green Out! 

Our SOGO! Pioneers were Saint Andrew School and Washington Elementary in Chicago, Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, and Whittier Elementary in Oak Park.  They brought carloads of books, posters, teacher resources, art and office supplies!    We are excited to fill in our new warehouse space at the Envision Unlimited Frick Center with these treasures that Chicago teachers will be able to use in their classrooms.   And to keep all this out of the landfill, where it often ends up.

It is not too late to join in.   SOGO! starts in June and runs all summer long.   Get your school involved -- Learn more at www.creativechirx.org/green-out

June 18, 2019

Who doesn't love a blank book -- it holds so much potential.   For diagrams or a diary, for poems and sketches, recipes and todo lists, mementos and manifestos! 

Imagine a blank book that is handmade, from all sorts of paper and bound in interesting ways with twigs, cord or snaps?  Even better.

Regin Igloria knows that making books is a hands-on way to help connect a community or family.   That's why he started North Branch Projects many years ago to encourage "community binding."  CCRx was pleased to invite him to share his skill at creative reuse binding at workshops in LIttle Village Branch Library and the Blackstone Library in Hyde Park.  

Books are small, intimate and tactile. Regin encourages people to use the things that are already in their house when making these books because it helps to reduce trash and also makes them more unique and personal. 

Regin is an multidisciplinary studio artist who can ma...

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