Teens create a Cooler Future
CONNECT WITH THE FUTURE
MASHING IT UP
Everything becomes a resource – from cigarette butts to cling wrap. How will they stage and promote their trashion parades? What messages and ideas will be communicated with the set, lighting, program and posters, soundscape and trashion couture?
PHASE 1 -
proof of concept
- We start small in 2018, working with two schools to test the project, analyse the impacts, and consult with our inspiring teachers, mentors and partners.
- By making the project a competition, we attract aspirational teachers and students keen to make their mark. The pilot schools compete to win the Best Messaging, Most Resourceful and Best Trashion awards.
- Inviting artists, designers and small businesses making a living from recycling resources to visit our schools, shows the huge potential for new careers opening up as Australia develops a circular economy.
- Using YouTube to share their trashion parades on social media, our Trashionistas take their message to a potentially world wide audience.
- We create a documentary film record of the student’s journey which will be expanded in 2019 with interviews with inspirational mentors, teachers and students, into a short documentary film, and webisodes for the Waste Not website.
PHASE 2 -
In 2019 we invite more schools to enter Mash It Up! By submitting their Trashion YouTube videos they are in with a chance to reach the finals at the Youth Eco Summit in September.
We introduce an internship and work experience model to the project, connecting students to businesses and creative enterprises flourishing in the circular economy.
In 2020 we create the Mash It Up! Green Kitchen for WASTE NOT – inviting aspiring high school chefs and stylists to create a planet friendly cooking segment showcasing Performance Boosting Snacks, Mum’s Night Off, Mates For Pizza, and Impress Your Date menus using Waste Not principals. Load it to YouTube and your high school team could reach the finals at the Youth Eco Summit 2020!