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Eco-friendly fashion debuts in Springfield on February 2nd at the Executive Conference Center, thanks to Greenwood Laboratory School’s Sustainable Solutions organization. They are raising money to help make their school more energy efficient by hosting a fashion show that is environmentally responsible. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more.
Recycle, reuse and reduce are just a few things Greenwood’s Suitable Solutions members have learned and are now applying to the runway.
Proceeds from the fashion show will benefit Greenwood Laboratory School’s effort to become self-sufficient and teach all students involved how to foster a better environment for the Springfield community.
This eco-friendly fashion show features pieces that are all designed by Greenwood senior and vice president of Sustainable Solutions, Alice Jansen.
“I got the idea of buying clothing instead of buying new fabric from thrift stores and I am trying to use all of it without wasting anything,” said Jansen.
Specifically, they would like to install Dyson hand dryers in their restrooms. They also have further goals of installing energy efficient light bulbs and possibly even a student-run garden where they can grow vegetables for the salad bar in the cafeteria.
Helping Jansen organize the event is Sustainable Solutions President Riley de Leon.
“It has been a crazy winter break…But we both knew it was something we wanted to do. It was something we wanted to have. A noteworthy moment on our history,” said Leon.
Sustainable Solutions’ overall goal is to go green in 2013 and reduce their schools carbon emissions footprint.
The Environmentally friendly Fashion Show will be held at 6 p.m. on February 2nd at the Executive Conference Center.
For KSMU News, I’m Shannon Bowers.
For more information on the fashion show go to their facebook page.