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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

There will be four OPTIONAL workshops/meetings offered to share useful information and skillsets to guide you throughout the project. If you cannot attend, please be sure to go to the website to review notes/presentations.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

  • Dates: (1) Monday, January 6, (2) Monday, Feb 3, (3) Monday, Mar 9, and (4) Monday, March 30
  • Time: 2:45-3:45pm
  • Location: STEM Lab Rm 102

WHY ECO-FASHION SHOW?

As a Green Flag Eco-School, PS 34's main objective of having an Eco-Fashion Show is to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of consumption and waste. In addition, our goals for the show (and the time leading up to it) is three-fold:

To encourage and create an opportunity for...

    • Creativity - ways of interpreting the themes and using "unconventional" materials
    • Collaboration - students working with their families; and families working with other families!
    • Conservation - learning, understanding and sharing the message of environmentalism and stewardship

 

Consumption and Waste

  

 

The United States is home to just 5 percent of the world's population; however, it generates 30 percent of its trash. The average American creates a staggering 4.5 pounds of garbage daily. Almost everything we do creates waste, and as a society, we are currently producing more waste than ever before.

Both consumption and waste have major environmental impacts. Producing goods and transporting them to consumers uses large quantities of fossil fuels and produces pollution, particularly carbon dioxide (the major greenhouse gas leading to climate change). When these products become waste, they have transported again, usually to landfills, where they produce methane (another potent greenhouse gas) as they break down, or to incinerators, which generate more pollution as they burn.

EXAMPLES...

For example, if I wanted to create an outfit/costume in the "Energy" theme, perhaps I will construct an Electric Vehicle (EV) costume. Try to be more specific within the theme... instead of a general outfit of "Water," be an oyster that lives in Newtown Creek or a water droplet traveling to NYC's tap from Croton aqueduct. Instead of creating a whole SYH/Garden dress, focus on a special native plant or pollinator insects in the garden.