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Working with the Self Managed Learning College to support ‘Shabitat’ local recycling project

I’ve been working with Faye (13) from the Self Managed Learning College and a couple of the other students on a project to help an  established local recycling project called Shabitat, loved by Brightonians all over.

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magpie co-operative’s Shabitat warehouse

Thing is, Shabitat gets all kinds of weird and wonderful things flying in and our of its doors every day, so unless you want to be one of those annoying people who phone up every other day to check what new stock is in, you have to travel to the edge of town where their huge warehouse is, and hunt around for what’s new.

Faye decided that Pintrest was the best way of attacking this problem; making it easy for staff to photograph new items on their phone as it comes in, and upload it in one click to the Shabitat board on Pintrest, with a one line description if required.

Here’s the prototype Faye made today with some assistance from me. She decided to organise items into categories (eg. Clothing, Furniture, Electrical, etc) to help people find what they want instantly:

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Visit Shabitat’s profile on Pinterest.

Now we’ll see what Shabitat think! And if they like it, there could be room to expand this – people snapping their home furniture and tagging Shabitat in it, asking “Do you want to come and collect this?” as right now, Shabitat generally have to guess whether it’s worth them collecting furniture, based on a vague verbal description over the phone.



Back in Action

Passionworks has been very quiet over the last several months, in part due to all our efforts with Change The Future, and also in part to a massive summer of fun!

Check out www.changethefuture.co.uk for more on our ambitious project to change the way we change things together.

Right now our new website is in construction and once we’ve updated the pictures and descriptions, it will be ready for public viewing and we’ll be all set to get back into business! Yay!

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Our new website is being built!

Our new website is well under way and we’re very excited about the future possibilities for Passionworks Productions.

In the mean time, we’ve been spending the last couple of weeks in Brighton with Change The Future. Charlie and Luke are part of the FuseBox Amp incubation scheme, which has been designed to help organisations startup by being put on an intensive four week scheme of workshops, seminars, critique and feedback all from an array of super helpful experienced mentors. We’ve been given space in the WiredSussex with