learned about plastic pollution and alternatives to single use plastics; collected, sifted, and sorted through their cafeteria, classroom, and hallway trash in a (disgustingly fun) Waste Audit to upgrade their schools Green School status; participated [...]
Kirra Hughes has recently been hired as Create Plenty’s Field Coordinator, helping with school sites and projects, fundraising, and communications.
Last year, I spent 6 months in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. Kathmandu (KTM) is under siege by their trash. It’s piled up in the streets, in alleys, in the rivers, and [...]
Thanks to Woodlawn Elementary, Portland, Oregon, USA and PSA, Bundang, South Korea for being our very first plastic blog penpals! This is some of the mail that students at Woodlawn will receive in [...]
Thank you Woodlawn Elementary for your questions. Here are our answers.
Do you care about trash? Why?
“Yes, because when the trash goes inside the soil the plants don’t grow” -Jayden
“Yes, because when we don’t put it in the trashcan, animals can get sick” -Jimin
“No, because trash is dirty” –Sue
Hello! We go to school at Woodlawn Elementary and are thirteen 3-5th graders in an afterschool program through HEART Portland learning about plastic pollution and solutions. We were very excited to discover that we could write to other students around the world (our instructor pointed out where you [...]
These two schools are our piloting penpals with the International Plastic Quilt Project this fall! The first letter from South Korea to Portland, Oregon:
Bundang Preschool Academy (PSA) in South Korea and Woodlawn Elementary SUN School in Portland, Oregon are excited to [...]
Our 2012 International Plastic Quilt Project in Schools exhibit opens on Friday, May 4, 2012 from 4-7 PM. It will remain until May 31st at the Gallery at Port City Development, 2156 N Williams Ave in Portland. Visiting hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The inspiring participation of this year’s project [...]
Are you a teacher hoping to join the Quilt challenge but worried how to fit it in the curriculum? Art teacher Suzi Stasica of the KIPP Raices Academy in East Los Angeles advises, “start small, build knowledge and empathy, and watch the project grow to affect more of the school community.“
Thanks to a grant and some fundraising, we’re off to the best start ever for the International Plastic Quilt Project In-Schools 2012. We have three artists leading the way in three locations in Northeast, North and Southeast Portland. Vicky DeKrey started in January, Bridget Benton starts later this month and Tim [...]
It may have been a typical misty Portland evening but the atmosphere inside the 100th Monkey Studio for the Square Affair fundraiser was warm and cozy. I made my trek up from San Francisco because I just knew I had to see these pieces in person. I was thoroughly amazed by how creative these [...]