Submitted by: Recology San Francisco
Implemented country: United States
Title: Artist in Residence Progam/ Environmental Learning at Recology San Francisco
Artist in Residence Progam/ Environmental Learning at Recology San Francisco
Over the last twenty years, more than eighty artists have worked at Recology San Francisco (San Francisco’s garbage and recycling company) making art from things that people have thrown away. The Artist in Residence Program at Recology was founded as a way to educate the public about the abundance of usable materials that enter the waste stream. Through tours for more than 5,000 children and adults annually, the program uses art as a means for engaging the public about the importance of recycling and resource conservation and is the only program of its kind in the United States.