Salvage – green fashion and design at KSU
Every year, for the past 25-30 years, Kent State Fashion Student Organization, American Institute of Architecture Students and the Interior Design Student Collaboration put on the Beaux Arts Ball. This event serves as a fundraiser for the organizations as well as a fantastic excuse for everyone to drink, jive and watch a fashion show. Not too shabby.
This year, the event’s theme is Salvage – a completely green-geared event. It’s Friday, Nov.7 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. It starts at 8 p.m. and the fashion show starts at 10 p.m.
When my interior design friend, Lindsey Ray told me about the event, I’m pretty sure I clapped my hands in excitement. It just goes to show that there’s a place and demand for green practices in every industry.
“We wanted to really take a holistic approach to this green idea. Last year we printed tons of posters,” said Ray. “This year we only had 160 printed and we’re branching out to more online promotion to save paper.”
Ray said they’re emphasizing word of mouth, Facebook and emails. It’s good to see the green consideration being carried out through all steps of the event. No green posing here.
Ray said she wants to accomplish two things through salvage.
“I want everyone to have a really good time. In college, it’s hard to find good, clean fun. And we wanted to create that atmosphere. And two, I want people to see how industries can go green together and separately, to really understand what’s going on.”
Kent State is one of many universities taking on a green fashion show and green event plan. The picture to the right, is a poster for an NYC student fashion event. Pretty cool.
I was a green geek even before it was cool. And I have to say, I love that the concern for the earth is now mainstream, some what. Some people still don’t care and that’s just not worth spinning my wheels over. But every organization and brand wants a piece of this green pie. In fashion, green is the new black and in PR, green is essential for a client’s corporate image. And I love it.
Green tip #3
Throw in the towel! Use dishrags and clothes instead of paper towels in kitchen cleanup. Not only do paper towels fill up the trash but the National Zoological Park estimated that the production of paper towels is more than twice as energy-intensive as the reuse of cloth (factoring in washing and initial production).
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