Sunday, April 25, 2010

Earthfest Info Displays


For old grads, this is the very same t-shirt sign used at every Earthfest since the beginning!  

On top of the music and artwork and jewelry sales, we create some information displays.....  

You can click on the images to make them bigger.  One just focused on single-use coffee cups.  KCI throws out 5.6 kilograms of them every single day.  That's outrageous.  We had two different tables of travel mugs for sale, and a big bag of one day's use of cups.  
A colleague of mine made a display of the tiny house our construction technology class is building for her. 
And we made a final display of toxins, my pet peeve of this year.  The left side focuses on toxin in our homes like flame retardants, phthalates and mercury, and promotes alternatives like fresh flowers to add fragrance, not smoking to avoid fires, and making sure all hazardous waste is separated.  The center panel is about toxins in our body like plastics and pesticides.  And the right side is about detoxing our brains by turning off technological entertainment more often and actually going outside.  What a concept.

But one of my favourite things that we did was to cut out star shapes from re-use-it paper, and people were encouraged to write an answer to one of these questions: What's on your eco-conscious (eco-guilt) or what did you do for the earth today (eco-good). They stuck them on the night sky of the banner, and it really filled in by the end. I've got close-ups of each star for the video (still in progress).  I got the idea from Franke James, and I'm going to see if we can modify it further for our earth workshop at a Empire Public School on May 12th.  Any other great ideas to do with the environment and little ones, please let me know! 

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