Creating Future Resources
PHASE ONE – 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 and Most Resourceful 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 the webisodes for the Waste Not website.
PHASE TWO: GOING MAINSTREAM
- 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.
- 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 more webisodes and stories for the Waste Not website.
Mash It Up! A story in six parts
CONNECT WITH THE FUTURE
We meet the next generation of consumers as they start their journey to waste awareness. Our savvy teenagers are already making informed decisions about food and fashion. But what about the waste behind their choices? What of food miles, land fill, plastic marine debris, ocean garbage patches?
As a new vision for the future becomes clearer to our students, artists, costume designers, hair stylists, recyclers, fashionistas, and gardeners visit and inspire them to catwalk across the cutting edge of food and fashion.
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?
Planning and putting their show together, the teams divide into groups according to expertise and interest: hat and garment makers, event producers, communications, graphics, video music and audio, presenters models and artists.
Staging the event at school, our students reveal their wild and wonderful creations to teachers, families, supportive local businesses and media. They make a video of the event to upload to YouTube. Who will win the Mash It Up! Award for most hits and views?!
September 4th. The big reveal! Having staged a run at school, the students present their journey at the Youth Eco Summit. At the climax of a thrilling day, our pilot schools stage their Trashion Parades in front of their peers, mentors, industry experts and mainstream media. WOW! Who will win the Best Messaging, Most Resourceful and Best Trashion Awards?