#GirlGuides in the #UK add #Upcycling for a badge! Via #TheTelegraph

Princess Elizabeth Girl Guide

Princess Elizabeth | Girl Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camilla Turner Education Editor | The Telegraph Education | @tele_education

Girl Guides is the UK is the equivalent of our the Girl Scouts. Girlguiding is revitalizing their program and offering new badges for the modern girl.  One of the skill sets you can now earn a badge for is… wait for it… #Upcycling!

How cool is that?  Not quite as cool as a young Princess Elizabeth setting up her own camp site clean-up, but pretty awesome!

#ZeroWaste not just for #hippies anymore! Never was, really | @CNN

Zero Waste is all the rage!

Zero Waste is all the rage!

Via @CNN Isabelle Chapman

Soooooo, now everyone wants less packaging! Yay! Who needs extra stuff on top of the thing that you most desire? No one! Do not hide my purchase in plastic or new resource paper—let my purchase be lovingly ensconced in my very own brought-from-home bag or a #zerowaste reusable status symbol!

Zero Waste isn’t just for hippies anymore

#Austin is on the forefront of zero waste. We have a master plan of 90% diversion rate by 2040.  Ambitious, yes!

Re-Sourcery has featured one of our local businesses helping us get to zero waste, in.gredients.

Austin even has a handy-dandy Shop Zero Waste directory!

Want to become a sustainable green business? Check out Austin Green Business Leaders from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability.

Earth Day Austin Event Map! Get your Event Map! Whooohooo!

2017 Earth Day Austin Event Map

2017 Earth Day Austin Event Map

EVENT MAP!!! ZOMG ~ this will be fun!

@EarthDayATX is upon us!  Tomorrow @HustonTillotson!

Austin Earth Day is an awesome way to show your appreciation for Mother Earth and Austin! Come on down and have fun!  There is a Kid Zone, Outdoor Activity Zone, Eco Discovery Zone, and an Earth Stage with a stellar lineup!

@EarthDayATX tomorrow! #HustonTillotson | Re-Sourcery will be there! Will you?

2017 Austin Earth Day | Huston-Tillotson College

2017 Austin Earth Day | Huston-Tillotson College

@EarthDayATX is upon us!  Tomorrow @HustonTillotson!

Austin Earth Day is an awesome way to show your appreciation for Mother Earth and Austin! Come on down and have fun!  There is a Kid Zone, Outdoor Activity Zone, Eco Discovery Zone, and an Earth Stage with a stellar lineup!

 

 

Calling All #FixIt Folks in #Austin! Come help out at Earth Day Austin!

2017 Austin Earth Day | Huston-Tillotson College

2017 Austin Earth Day | Huston-Tillotson College

If you would like to volunteer—please go to the Earth Day ATX volunteer page and sign-up! Once you sign-up, the kind folks @EarthDayATX will give details on parking and where to show up.

Are you a #fixer?  A maker of things? A refurbisher? An #upcycler?  Come help us out!  let’s see if we can help #Austinites with their broken items!

Austin Earth Day is coming soon! This year will also be at a new location, Huston-Tillotson College.

#Upcycling made it to @People magazine! What does it Really Mean to “Go Green”?

People Style

People Style

You know you are a #trend when @people magazine picks you up! Ethical, sustainable, upcycled, all methods are part of “going green“. Let’s hope this keeps trending!  Via Sarah Ball.

People Style | Upcycling

People Style | Upcycling

Example of #upcycling:

Honey Rose & K Earrings, $48; honeyrosenk.com

Honey Rose & K earrings

Honey Rose & K Earrings, $48; honeyrosenk.com

 

Cradle to Cradle hosts #FashionPlus CIRCULAR FASHION WORKSHOP in Copenhagen Denmark

Fashion is moving in the right direction! And I mean #circular!  Let’s keep fashion textile waste out of our landfills and back in our revenue streams!

From Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute |FashionPositive.org:

The Circular Fashion Workshop is a learning and network-building event with presentations, discussion and facilitated group exercises covering the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ approach to circular fashion with emphasis on circular materials and principles of regenerative design.

The workshop provides an introduction to circular fashion and anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to join – students, designers, sustainability managers or brand representatives large and small.

The workshop will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark and is timed to coincide with the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. Exact venue for the workshop will be confirmed soon and shared.

@ScienceBlogTwit | Upcycling ‘fast fashion’ to reduce waste and pollution

Upcycling

Science Blog | Upcycling “fast fashion”

It is all about the supply chain for “fast fashion”.  How do we reverse the new resources to “trash” cycle?  Upcycle, of course! Is it easy? No.  Is it worth the effort? Yes! We must reverse the wasteful supply chain from raw materials into textiles that will ultimately go into landfills. Throwing mor textiles into landfills creates harmful greenhouse gases. The solution will be a combination of behavior change (slow fashion movement) and creative reverse-engineering to keep textiles out of our local landfills.

From the article:

“People don’t want to spend much money on textiles anymore, but poor-quality garments don’t last,” Simone Haslinger explains. “A small amount might be recycled as cleaning rags, but the rest ends up in landfills, where it degrades and releases carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas. Also, there isn’t much arable land anymore for cotton fields, as we also have to produce food for a growing population.”