Plastic, Pittsburgh, and The Poor
Friday, March 8, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
Ian Rosenberger of Thread International
Ian Rosenberger founded both Team Tassy and Thread International in 2010 in the wake of the Port-au-Prince earthquake. Team Tassy's mission is to unleash the inherent power in every person to end global poverty. Thread takes trash from neighborhoods and turns it into jobs and useful stuff people love! They work together under the same core philosophy: the biggest problem we face as a species is multidimensional poverty; ending it is entirely possible in our lifetime; and to do this, we need to invest in the poor to create as many dignified, sustainable jobs as we possibly can. To date, Team Tassy has engaged almost 50 Haitians, preparing them and their families for employment. Thread has processed almost 250,000 lbs of recycled plastic, which will eventually be converted into fabric and turned into finished goods and jobs for Team Tassy families.
A super big "Thank You!" goes out to Construction Junction for sponsoring this month's event. If you're tackling a new project or looking to remodel an old one, check out their awesome stash of fantastic things to help you get it done!
And many thanks to The Beauty Shoppe for serving as this month's venue sponsor and for sharing their brand new space. The Beauty Shoppe is a coworking space for everyone. Tech, non-tech, artists, designers, writers, for profit or non-profit - all are welcome into their diverse community of members.
To find out more, get in touch with The Beauty Shoppe on Twitter!
Parking is first come first serve on the street, so be sure to arrive a little early to secure a close spot. There is also a parking lot behind the building that you are welcome to use.
Once you arrive, chat with our fantastic registration staff up front to get checked in for the event.
MARCH = REUSE
CreativeMornings will be hosting unified themes across all 40+ chapters in 2013.
This month, over 5,000 attendees will meet up at CreativeMornings events on six continents for speakers that relate to our March theme, “Reuse”.
Through these themes, CreativeMornings hopes to stir up a global conversation among our fantastic, local creative communities. Themes for future months will be announced later on in the new year.
The folks over at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse will add some hands-on creativity to this this month's event by helping us to craft some reuseable nametags. PCCR is located in the same building as Construction Junction, and is a great source for materials and ideas for all of your creative adventures. This week they are collecting (very clean) gallon milk jugs for an upcoming project, so if you have one in your recycling bin, please bring it along to donate.
CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types.There are chapters around the world, including Los Angeles, New York, Auckland, Zurich, Chicago, and London.
Each event includes a 20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work at 10am. CreativeMornings are free of charge!
When & Where
CreativeMornings is a monthly speaker series and morning gathering of creative types. Each event includes a 15-20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work at 10am. CreativeMornings are free of charge!
CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh is organized by Kate Stoltzfus