Audrey Rutherford Rediscovery Centre

Rediscover @ Home Video Series

Posted on 27th April 2020

Media Release

The Rediscovery Centre helps to spark creativity during Covid-19 restrictions by sharing expert tips on sustainability, children’s education and upcycling 

The Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy, has created over twenty unique videos as part of their Rediscover @ Home series. This video series was created as a free resource to inspire­­ Ireland to be more sustainable and creative during ­the Covid-19 restrictions.

During this lockdown, the Rediscovery Centre has encouraged people to look at what resources they already have in their home and to get creative. The aim is to highlight that they don’t have to purchase new materials to complete a creative project as they have a lot of readily available materials in their own homes. The Rediscover @ Home series provides ­access to the Rediscovery Centre experts as they share some of their best tips to help ignite the imagination of the viewers. Whether parents are looking for educational projects to complete with their children or learning how to make a basic facemask from an old pillowcase, there is something there for everyone. These short videos were supported by the EPA, Dublin City Council and Pobal. They cover a wide range of topics from bike maintenance, furniture upcycling and children’s education to Centre tours and general sustainability.

Ed Coleman, Centre Director at the Rediscovery Centre said “Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, a majority of people have found themselves having to spend more time at home and they want to complete some of the creative projects that they have put off for years. The Rediscovery Centre has a wealth of expertise and knowledge that we wanted to share with everyone. To help inspire the viewers, we have put together some helpful top tips and informational videos from some of the experts in the Centre. We have videos to help you with bike maintenance, how to identify antique furniture, how to make a belt from old ties, how to teach biodiversity to children and much more. I hope that they enjoy the videos and share what they have created with us”

The full library of videos are available to view on the Rediscovery Centre website here