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Wednesday May 12, 2021 | by UrbanGlass Staff

UrbanGlass Again Partners with Fort Greene Park Conservancy: Earth Day Celebration

UrbanGlass Again Partners with Fort Greene Park Conservancy: Earth Day Celebration 

Parks have provided much needed green space and respite to our communities over the course of the pandemic. They are gathering places to convene and communicate with each other. Just a few blocks from the UrbanGlass studios, Fort Greene Park is a beloved landmark of our neighborhood, supported by the Fort Greene Park Conservancy (FGPC).

When FGPC invited us to collaborate on an Earth Day celebration in the park again this year, we were delighted to reimagine an activity and demo to inspire our neighbors! With upcycling in mind, we cleaned, cut, and sandblasted over 75 glass bottles, some kept as bottles, some repurposed as eco-friendly planters. Parkgoers picked up a kit containing a vessel and colored pencils to decorate the surface with a design inspired by the park. Young kids and adults alike enjoyed the activity, learning both about glass processes and the benefits of reusing and recycling. With generous support from the FGPC, we were delighted to give out seventy five kits during the event!

If you missed the event, other take-home activity kits are available for purchase in our UrbanGlass|ware store. Gift these kits to the creative people in your life, or enjoy them yourself for a fun activity at home.

The Earth Day celebration coincided with one of Fort Greene Park's recurring volunteer days. Check out their website for opportunities to help keep the park beautiful!

UrbanGlass is committed to fostering community partnerships with organizations that share our passion for educating and inspiring young people. Please contact our Youth & Outreach Coordinator at karina@urbanglass.org to learn more.