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Office of Sustainability will present Trashion: The Up-Cycled Fashion Show Nov. 14

Students will turn their trash into fashion and strut their stuff at “Trashion: The Up-cycled Fashion Show.” Join us in the Tanaka Multi-Purpose Room in the new Living Learning Residence Hall Complex on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. Audience members will determine the winner so your voice is important. Refreshments will be provided. Come to support - come for fun - come for inspiration - come for food! 

The new Sustainable Living Floor and the Office of Sustainability, as a way to celebrate America Recycles Day, has organized this zero-waste event as a demonstration of up-cycling traditionally discarded materials. To up-cycle means that you alter something to increase its worth. Costumes must be made mostly of recycled materials and be completely recyclable upon completion. 

The Office of Sustainability staff has already made one fashion out of newspaper that consisted of a bust, skirt, top hat, and bowtie. “I just can’t stop laughing. This is the greatest thing I have ever done,” said Elizabeth Rose, the education and administration graduate assistant.

It is not too late to participate as a model or designer. Submit your information using the form found on the Office of Sustainability homepage (www.ohio.edu/sustainability) or by emailing sustainability@ohio.edu. The final day to sign up is Friday, Nov. 6 and there will be a workshop with materials on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in Luchs Residence Hall at 8:30 p.m. 

There are several ways to become involved in this event so enjoy it in any way you choose. Participate as a designer or model or join us as a voting member of the audience on November 14! 

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The Ohio University Office of Sustainability is dedicated to supporting sustainable behaviors, programs and policies within Ohio University by ensuring the University’s actions are inclusive of the triple bottom line: people, planet and prosperity. To learn about various sustainable efforts that departments and other groups are exploring at OHIO, please check out Sustainable Ohio University Leaders. More information about SOUL and the Office of Sustainability can be found at www.ohio.edu/sustainability or by calling (740) 593-0460.

This article was provided by Ohio University's Office of Sustainability.