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re:loom featured guest at sustainability forum

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re:loom featured guest at sustainability forum


reloomlogoThe nonprofit re:loom will be one of the featured guests at this Friday’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable event.

Full disclosure: I volunteer for re:loom, providing assistance with press releases and marketing. The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable meets on the first Friday of each month and focuses on environmental issues, tackling topics like urban planning and government policy.

re:loom and fellow-guest Atlanta Lettuce Works will be panelists for the event, set for Oct. 4 at All Saints’ Church located at 634 West Peachtree Street. The SART event begins at 7:30 a.m. and will cover how these two organizations “have formed unique partnerships that fill one another’s voids and ultimately drive green job creation.” To register, click here.

Atlanta Lettuce Works is a program started by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Atlanta Lettuce Works, like re:loom, is focused on sustainable jobs.  Atlanta Lettuce Works will provide jobs through “a worker-owned lettuce growing cooperative in an impoverished neighborhood.”

If you didn’t already know, re:loom is a transition program for homeless adults. Clients referred through re:loom’s parent program, the Decatur-based Initiative for Affordable Housing, work full-time jobs taking recycled materials and weaving them into works of art. re:loom employees create unique items like rugs, clutches and table runners.

In addition to helping homeless adults reenter the workforce, the program provides the workers benefits like health insurance.

To learn more and purchase re:loom products, visit reloom.org.