Sunday, December 31, 2006

Recycling product samples


The Houston AIA Committee On The Environment (COTE) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) are constantly looking for ways to recycle and protect the environment. Architectural and Interior Design offices, as well as our product vendors, are continually updating their product libraries and product lines. Rather than these excess and outdated materials going straight to a landfill, we propose to collect and distribute these materials to schools for student art projects. Product samples may consist of the following:

Carpet samples (books and large samples)
Fabric samples
Wall covering samples
Flooring samples (VCT, ceramic, vinyl, linoleum, wood, cork, etc.)
Plastic Laminate samples
Paint samples
Other appropriate samples
We are coordinating this effort with the Region 4 Education Service Center which provides assistance to 54 School Districts (1,210 campuses) in our area. Region 4 has agreed to distribute the materials collected to these schools. In the near future we hope to be able to structure this program to collect samples 3 times a year.

Please drop off your samples on:

Tuesday, January 16, 2006

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Collection locations are the AIA office downtown, and at a yet to be determined location in the Galleria area. Please let your venders and other associates know of this program as we will be sending more information after the first of the year. Thank you.

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