Truckee High School Envirolution Club taking ‘trashions’ to the California State Fair
Special to the Sun
SACRAMENTO- Truckee High School’s Envirolution Club is at it again! Don’t miss the upcoming “Trashion” shows at the California State Fair, July 30, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., located in Sacramento or the interviews on the same date on both Fox Network and Sacramento’s local Channel 10.
The Envirolution Club has been hard at work this year producing multiple assemblies at local schools, shows at educational venues like UNR and Sierra Nevada College, being interviewed on the Sacramento-based radio station, NPR and even walking with the Town of Truckee float in the Fourth of July parade! The club’s biggest show this year was the April 24 celebration of Earth Day in the Village at Squaw Valley. Nearly 20 members of this very active club combined an educational message of thinking “greener” and the entertainment value of high fashion and great music.
The show features haute couture looks fashioned entirely from trash or other materials that may make their way into landfills. For example, Annika Deurlington, a rising Truckee High School senior, created a look appropriately titled, “Party Foul.” This look is a cute party dress made from the waste created by your average birthday party. The skirt is made from wrapping paper and ribbon, the bodice a lovely creation fashioned from paper plates. The most unique and remarkable piece of this outfit is the sleeves: They’re made from plastic party utensils, adding a touch of avant garde to this adorable party look. Other pieces designed and created by members of the club are made from items such as VHS tape, lollipop wrappers and even bubble wrap.
Every outfit comes with a witty and sometimes humorous, yet still educational commentary that provides both entertainment and a message about a specific environmental issue. For example, Quina Williams and myself designed and created a look that incorporated Christmas lights. Quina’s look was a more modern, ballerina-like skirt and top made from the highly efficient LED Christmas lights, while my dress glowed with the older and less efficient incandescent bulbs. The commentary for these two outfits praised the benefits of the LED lights and showed just how inefficient and wasteful the incandescent bulbs are. At the current price of electricity in Truckee, $0.132, switching just seven incandescent bulbs (100 Watt) with the equivalent LED would save the average household $374.67 per year. That’s a lot of money!
If you missed out on the amazing Earth Day show or just want to see more of the club’s awe-inspiring creations, come on down to the California State Fair on July 30. Where the club’s incredible Co-Presidents, Marine Dageville and Erica Larussen will lead the members during our pre-show interviews on Fox Network and Sacramento’s Channel 10. So tune in and don’t miss our, located in the California Building, where the theme is “Dream Green.”
For more information, contact the club’s advisor Melissa Mohler at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the fair’s bigfun.org. The entire club would like to give a huge thanks to our sponsors, the Town of Truckee, SWEP and the Public Utility District. We would also like to thank everyone who has supported us this year, especially Chris Hinkel, Melissa Mohler and Christine McMorrow.
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