Moore Partners with TerraCycle on College-wide Green Event

For Immediate Release
January 24, 2012

(Philadelphia, PA) Moore is partnering with TerraCycle, one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world, on a campus-wide recycling initiative on April 21, in time for Earth Day.

TerraCycle converts trash into a wide variety of useful products and materials for major retailers. The company donated raw materials such as camping tents, packing materials and cutting room floor scraps to Moore students to repurpose in class for their own projects.

Moore alumna Lori Anselm '87, a textile design major and project designer at TerraCycle, is helping to coordinate the event.

Foundation students are making kites from the package materials and will fly them during an April 21 campus/community event on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Other classes will also display projects made from donated materials. A separate design competition will be held for students not participating in a class project who wish to use the materials to create art or functional design pieces.

Read more about TerraCycle here

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit
Published on January 24th, 2012