“Trashy” fashion and local environmental groups headline Earth Day 2022
March 31, 2022
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JM Wright Technical High School was a hive of activity for its Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22, 2022.
“Students at Wright Tech have a real interest in topics of environmental protection, climate change, and recycling,” said Wright Tech Principal Justin Lowe, Ed.D. “Students want to know what they can do and how they can make a difference. I say it starts with awareness. There is no better way to enhance our school community except by education and celebrating the efforts of those who wish to have a lasting impact on all communities.”
The two-part event included an Environmental Education Fair. Invited organizations were SoundWaters, The Kellogg Environmental Education Center, Bartlett Arboretum, Maritime Aquarium, and Greenwich Audubon. They set up booths in the school’s lobby where student artwork created out of recyclable materials was on display.
In the afternoon, a “trashy” fashion show featuring creative designs made with recycled materials modeled by students was held in the gymnasium. Students were tasked with creating wearable fashion using any type of recycled material, including plastic bags and bottles, packing materials, fabric scraps and swatches, coffee filters and cardboard.
“The students are designing everything from high fashion to funky duds using some fine fabric scraps, buttons and beads to tie-dye coffee filters and left over acrylic paints on plastic,” said Art Teacher Karen Harris, who organized the Earth Day event. “I am so impressed by the interest of our students in learning about clothing construction and sewing. I am sure we can look forward to some exciting creations.”