NEW!! NAPO Austin is having a field trip in August!!
Instead of our usual meeting, we are shaking things up and going to explore one of our favorite places, Austin Creative Reuse, on Monday, August 27th at 1:00 pm!
Have you been to see this fabulous store? Have you donated some of your client's discarded craft supplies there? Come join us! The store is normally closed on Mondays, but they are opening it up just for our NAPO Austin members and guests to browse, shop, and learn more about Austin Creative Reuse's mission.
Do register if you plan to come, so that we can let them know in advance how many people we will have. The store is a little tricky to find. They have clear driving instructions here at their Visit page. Visit the Austin Creative Reuse store.
Our mission is to foster conservation and reuse through creativity, education, and community building.
Our vision is a community that consciously consumes and chooses reuse as a first choice when evaluating the need for personal or project materials.
Through the discovery of the reuse of an object, a person will learn to evaluate use and purchase decisions based on the whole lifecycle of the object.
Every object has impact : All material items have a social, economic, and environmental impact that influences our relationship with Stuff; nothing is free.
Reuse creates awareness : Reusing items sparks creativity, awareness, and exploration, fostering inspiration and engaged learning.
Communities are powerful : It’s more fun to play together and collaborate with the experts in our area to conserve vital resources.
Action is Advancement : We believe in experimenting with new ideas and taking incremental steps to work towards goals.
What We Do
- We collect, distribute, and sell reusable materials donated from industry and individuals.
- We educate the community about how to reduce, reuse, and create in responsible and fun ways. We make instructional kits, have a library of design and art ideas, and share these online and in our Creative Reuse Center.
- We unite the community by hosting a range of events, activities, and classes that bring people together to build awareness around conscious consumption, sustainability, and art.
- We promote awareness of like-minded organizations to reduce overlap and increase awareness of city resources.