Texas Campaign for the Environment is organizing their 20th anniversary celebration. I will be donating one of my new upcycled pieces, a “Fallout Girl” bag, to the silent auction.
The celebration will take place in a store front at the Highland Mall in Austin on Sept 24th at 7 p.m. Tina Sparkles will be producing “Trash Makeover” a fashion show/competition where all the designer outfits will be comprised solely of recycled materials. They will be judged by a panel of fashion gurus including Marques Harper of the American-Statesman, Stephen Moser of the Austin Chronicle and Gail Chovan of Black Mail. For the Foodies in our midst, there will also be another contest among Austin’s finest culinary institutions to see who can create the most tasty and environmentally friendly dishes. For the thirsty, look for locally brewed beer and liquor (no judges or competition in that department!). There will also be a silent auction with an emphasis on recycled art and jewelry and a DJ. Local (and nationally acclaimed) talent such as Virginia Fleck will be donating a piece of original art and a print.
Texas Campaign for the Environment is celebrating its 20 years of fighting the good fight to keep Texas’ water, land, and air clean for us and for future generations. Over the years they have shown true leadership on a slew of issues including finding solutions to deal with our ever growing mass of electronic waste. And, they have had true success. Even during that fun-filled 2011 legislative session they were a major force in the creation and passage of a law that ensures that televisions in Texas will now be recycled instead of spewing toxins into the landfills.
The link below will take you to the TCE website – if you would like to learn a little more about them.