Winning Designs of 2016 "Trashion Fashion" on Display in the Science Library
Winning Designs of 2016 "Trashion Fashion"
on Display in the Science Library Through April
Science Library Atrium
Albany, N.Y. (April 25, 2016)—The winning designs of UAlbany's third annual Trashion Fashion show will be on display in the atrium of the Science Library through the end of April 2016.
The annual Trashion Fashion show is a creative and fun opportunity for students to showcase their artistic side, while raising and practicing environmental awareness. Students are challenged to design an outfit made up of recycled or reusable materials. The competition was held this year on April 7 in the Campus Center Ballroom, 8:30-11:30 pm, and drew the largest turn-out yet, with at least two hundred attendees.
"The Trashion Fashion show is an exciting event at UAlbany,"says Mary Ellen Mallia, Ph.D, Director of UAlbany's Office of Environmental Sustainability. "Trashion Fashion invites competitors to find creative uses for items diverted from the waste stream while exposing just how much waste comes through our daily lives. The goal is to foster a generation of mindful consumers and creators who will change the way the world sees waste."
Student organizations, living areas, individual submissions, and campus offices submitted a total of eleven entries. The biggest rivalry was between the Quads and the on-campus Apartments whose residents competed valiantly for the coveted Green Dane Cup. This year, the judges awarded "Best Design" to the Apartments, however, Indian Quad won "Fan Favorite." UAlbany's student groups, including the Earth Tones, the UAlbany Salsa Club, and Phenomenal Voices highlighted UAlbany's musical and dancing talent by performing throughout the fashion show.
"We are pleased to showcase the winners from this year's Trashion Fashion show" says Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries. "It demonstrates the University Libraries' commitment to Go Green initiatives on campus and Earth Day celebrations." This is the second year the show's winning designs have been on display in the Science Library. The Libraries' GO GREEN, DANES board on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/ualibraries/) is another example of its Go Green support.
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