Extra helpful repurposing.

September 20, 2010 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

via GOOD (August 4, 2010):

“Since 2007, Montreal has been turning old mechanical parking meters into donation banks to collect change to help the city’s homeless population. This year the program, called ParcoDon, recruited local celebrities and artists to customize and “adopt” each one, giving the program a creative twist and some local flavor.

“The photo above [left] is of affable-looking Quebec “explorer and mountaineer” Bernard Voyer with the ParcoDon meter he has adopted. You can see there’s some fun alpine imagery there. It was decorated by local artist Marie-Noëlle Vanasse.

“There are about 70 of these around the streets of the Ville-Marie borough. In its first three years, the program collected nearly $23,000. Nice work, Quebec.”

September 20’s daily design idea is eco-friendly acts, like repurposing parking meters, can enable other socially responsible design.


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