Letters to the Editor

By The Beacon | November 1, 2011 9:00pm

Get Trashed in Fashion

(-- The Beacon)

By Alissa White

There are hints of sustainability-minded individuals all over this campus: people riding bikes, signs about "meatless Monday" on The Commons' tables and the wide range of reusable water bottles. These are all great ways to show that you care about the environment, but why not try something new?

Last year the College Ecology Club hosted the first annual Trashin' Fashion Show where students took the opportunity to create outfits out of a minimum of 75 percent reused and recycled materials and strut their stuff down the runway. Outfits ranged from a dress made completely of receipts from The Commons, to a galactic warrior with a fake TV for a body and a flapper with a floppy disc dress.

This year's Trashin' Fashion will be held on Friday, Nov. 18 and we need students to participate. Partner up with a friend, get a group together and go crazy! Give that junk around your room a second life while promoting sustainability and having fun. I've seen student art around Buckley and I know we have some creative people on this campus. Put that creativity to work, support a cause, possibly win a prize and look good doing it!

If you are interested in creating an outfit or would like more information please contact Alissa White at whitea12@up.edu

(-- The Beacon)