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REUSE Academy at the 3D Textbook

Posted on 5th June 2018

WISER Life is committed to growing and sustaining the project beyond the EU programme throught After Life activity at the Rediscovery Centre. The Eastern Midlands Regional Waste Office was identified as an early adopter and supporter of community reuse projects and we have been fortunate to gain their suppot for future iniatives that foster creativity, reuse materials and create valuable jobs within communities. In particular EMWR’s support of the REUSE Academy offers community groups in the Eastern-Midlands area FREE upcycling, business planning and reuse courses.

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Outdoor Classroom Day is coming soon!

Posted on 9th May 2018

On May 17th 2018 thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. In 2017, over 2.3 million children worldwide took part, more than 580,000 of those were in the UK and Ireland.

Here at the 3D textbook we offer a range of fun hands-on activities delivered in our outdoor classroom to help your class celebrate and enjoy outdoor learning and play. From pond-dipping to bug identification, from building and launching a rocket to testing a solar oven, your group will get the most out of it!

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Tree of Knowledge

Posted on 6th May 2018

From the day we first opened our building to the public in May 2017, one of the key interactive exhibits in The Rediscovery Centre has been the Pledge Tree.

For the most part it’s been used by schoolchildren to record what the Centre has inspired them to do, or by members of the public suggesting new projects we might like to engage in. But on the day of our Circular Economy conference in March, we opened it up to delegates so that they could give us a strategic view of where The Rediscovery Centre – and the Circular Economy sector in general – can go next.

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Videos of Designs For Life: The Circular Economy in Action

Posted on 21st April 2018

On the 23rd of March 2018 the WISER Life project invited policy-makers, thought leaders and innovators from across Europe to demonstrate how policy and action are working together to establish circular principles as the new frontier for innovation and economic development. The WISER Life project has created a highlights video and the videos of the presentations that were given through out the day.

 

Designs For Life: The Circular Economy in Action Highlights Video

Jim Gannon & Dr.

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Café

Posted on 13th April 2018

The 3D textbook is working on something exciting for our new Café! To make preparations we will be closing the Café from Friday the 13th of April for a short time. We will soon be announcing our new offering at the Centre and we can’t wait to show it to you!

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Designs For Life: The Circular Economy in Action

Posted on 16th March 2018

The WISER Life Project has invited policy-makers, thought leaders and innovators from across Europe to demonstrate how policy and action are working together to establish circular principles as the new frontier for innovation and economic development. The Rediscovery Centre is delighted to announce the full list of speakers for our upcoming conference taking place on the 23rd of March called Designs For Life. The Circular Economy in Action. Tickets for this event are available here on our website http://www.rediscoverycentre.ie/events

Speakers include:

-Ken Webster, Head of Innovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
-Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland
-Jim Gannon, Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
-Dr Sarah Miller, Chief Executive, The Rediscovery Centre and Project Manager (WISER LIFE)
-Prof Anna Davies, Professor of Geography, Environment and Society, Trinity College Dublin
-Pavlos Doikos, Environmental Coordinator for EU LIFE Programme
– Dr.

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3D textbook closed for the following days

Posted on 13th March 2018

The 3D Textbook will be closed to the public on the following dates:

Saturday the 17th of March
Monday the 19th of March
Friday the 23rd of March

Our normal opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm

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Green Schools Expo 2018

Posted on 20th February 2018

The 3D textbook and the Rediscovery Centre is exhibiting at the Green Schools Expo on the 22nd of February in the RDS. This Expo focuses on Climate Action and what we can do in our schools, home and communities to combat climate change. You can find us at stand 11 with WEEE Ireland.

This year we have made a unique exhibition stand made from upcycled pallets and blackboards. The furniture team cut and sanded the pallets and reconstructed them into boxes.

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Bioenergy at the Rediscovery Centre

Posted on 3rd February 2018

This week, the Rediscovery Centre team has been working outdoors, tending to the willow trees in the garden.

Willow is a short-rotation crop that grows very quickly. If willow is ‘coppiced’ – cut down as near to ground level as possible – it will quickly regrow new and stronger shoots from the remaining stump. Willow and other coppice crops such as ash, alder or beech can thus be encouraged to renew themselves over predictable periods, while at the same time providing wood that can be used for a variety of different purposes.

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