What can you make from materials otherwise destined for the landfill? Sustainable Schools new waste prevention workshop, Upcycled, allows middle and high schools students in Whatcom County to creatively explore waste diversion by reusing discarded materials in a project. “Reusing” is one of the 4 R’s of waste prevention: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot.
Lynden Christian High School students are researching artists of the world who implement discarded materials in art pieces to inspire their own creation made from items found around their homes. Artists make anything from garden trinkets, to sculptures made from plastics found on beaches, to art installations in neighborhoods.