What is ReSource Wars!? Nine hand-picked design teams, featuring Boulder’s finest design talent were challenged with just 15 hours to design and create nine one-of-a-kind permanent installations at the ReSource yard in Boulder. The rules? Use only up-cycled materials and tools from the ReSource Tool Library. See the winners of the competition.
Watch the documentary of ReSource Wars! competition.
Now in its permanent home at 6400 Arapahoe, ReSource Boulder unveils a newly constructed showroom and celebrates a major milestone in becoming a full-service community hub for upcycled materials and design.
A special Thank you to the City of Boulder Local Environmental Action Division who made the entire ReSource Boulder facility possible!
We LOVE the ReSource Wars! design teams! Learn who they are and how you can reach them.
Winners of the Competition
Best Spirited- Scrap Sisters, Area 9 (the front exterior)
Most Imaginative- Not Quite White Trash, Area 5 (Tool Library South wall)
Best Repurposing- Enginerds, Area 4 (Tool Library doors)
Most Elaborate- CU ENVD, Area 2 (Display area)
Finished First- Tall Socks Short Shorts, Area 1 (Main entry)
Most Dramatic- Made to ReFab, Area 7 (Woodworks)
Most Rebellious- Inmates of the Phoenix Asylum, Area 3 (Help desk, info area)
Biggest Vision- Taco Stand Fist Fight, Area 6 (Check out desk)
Most Entertaining- Coalesce, Area 8 (Hallway to warehouse/outside)
Community Heroes- a special Thank you to a group of volunteers who hit the neighborhood to help flood victims with deconstruction.
ReSource Wars! is pleased to welcome a fabulous host committee, featuring:
Mark Udall- United States Senator
Will Toor- Director at Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Jared Polis- United States Representative
Greg Berry- Managing Director/Co-Founder of HUB Boulder
Eric Lombardi – Executive Director at Eco-Cycle
Jen Lewin- Owner, Jen Lewin Studio
Gary Horton- CEO of Western Disposal
Rollie Heath- Colorado State Senator
Bob Carmichael- Carmichael Productions, Inc.
Beth Powell- Principal of POP! Media
Susan Osborne – Former City of Boulder Mayor and City Council Member
For more information, contact Alison Layman, CRC Communications Manager (303.999.3820 x218).
We would like to thank our excellent team of ReSource Wars! volunteers including:
Amy Mechels, Event Co-Chair- President of Yes and More Coaching
Jen Lewin, Event Co-Chair- Owner of Jen Lewin Studio
Gia Medieros, Overall Event Organization and Vision- CEO of 520 Collective
Radha Marcum, Communications Director of Content + Strategy
Heather Smith, PR Committee Chair
Ericka Mansfield, PR and Video Committee
Colette Crouse, PR and Outreach
Erin O’Brien, PR and website Committee
Mary Pettigrew, Event Branding and Invitations
Dom Elvira, Design and Celebration Committee
Rebecca Eastland, Celebration Committee
Jessica, Robertor, Celebration Committee
Julie Miller, Video Committee Chair
Scott Hiller, Video Committee
Want to support ReSource financially as well? Thank you, thank you. Click here to make a donation.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors who are making this event possible: