As I’ve said before, one of the most exhilarating moments for me is watching an event come to fruition. After months of intensive labor, everything comes together for one dazzling moment. However, as that old physics dictum says: what goes up, must come down. The end of any given event puts Newton’s third law of equal and opposite reactions into stark illustration: as beautiful as an event is going up, taking it down—particularly hauling all those still reasonably fresh flowers away in trash bags—is just a melancholy sight.
I’d like to direct this week’s Secret Ingredient to a company that truly does good in our community at large: The Special E. While we coordinate david beahm design events, we also coordinate with The Special E team to ensure that the immense flower productions that we design find a good home after the end of the relatively brief event for which they’re created. The Special E team works with a host of companies and venues in over 30 different cities to repurpose all manner of event items that would otherwise go straight to the dump. Instead, the flowers and materials from david beahm events (and events all over the city) get repurposed and delivered to homeless shelters, children’s hospitals, nursing homes, and other charitable organizations.
For more information, check out their amazing work at: http://www.thespeciale.com
The Secret Ingredient? Community action through repurposing and recycling.