Spring Eco-Fling to Highlight New Uses for Old Things
The University’s Findlay Green Campus Initiative (FGCI) will host a Spring Eco-Fling from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU). The goal of the event is to raise awareness of how recycled materials may be re-used in common daily situations.
Several activities are included in the day’s agenda: Turning Recycled Junk Into Action competition, recycled art demonstration and competition and a fashion show.
Turning Recycled Junk Into Action will give students the opportunity to create a usable item from assorted materials that are commonly found in the trash. Finished pieces may be moving objects, or like a Rube Goldberg machine that uses many steps to perform a simple act, or something simple, like a napkin holder.
Students who compete in this category will have their inventions judged by faculty and community individuals. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning students.
Students also may compete for prize money by creating a piece of art from recycled materials. Jim Ferringer, an artist from West Lafayette, Ind., will discuss his “found object” art and assist students in creating their own works of art. Bags of junk will be provided, and students are challenged to use the materials inside the bag to create original art. Ferringer’s presentation is at 10 a.m. in the AMU South Multi-Purpose Room.
The fashion show will begin at noon in the AMU North Multi-Purpose Room. Terri Lynne Morris, owner of Altered State Fashions out of Wapakoneta, uses unique or vintage items from consignment stores to create jewelry and clothing. Visitors are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy the show.
For more information, contact Dwight Moody, FGCI member, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jill Gear, FGCI member, at 419-434-4429.