If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?
Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.
Upcycling Plastic Bags around the World: Saving the Environment and Creating Jobs
Sara M Wiener
I am a 52 year old Jewish artist, environmentalist, daughter of a Holocaust survivor, mother, sister, and granddaughter of an amazing woman named Bella, also a survivor of the Holocaust. I am passionate about creativity and enthusiasm. My personal mission is to teach people all over the world how to take their trash and turn it into beautiful, useful products. Specifically, plastic bags. My grandmother, Bella, taught me how to sew and emphasized, "no waste, ever." (Add a Yiddish, Russian, German accent to that statement!) I am practicing my art form here in Bend by rescuing hundreds of thousands of plastic bags and vinyl billboards and banners and turning them into pieces of art, sculptural as well as functional.
We use how many plastic bags every minute around the world? How many of those end up in the oceans and waterways? How many fish and fowl die each day due to ingesting this plastic waste? What can I do to change these numbers? I can get out there and teach as many people as possible how to create beautiful and useful products out of plastic bags. Developing income generating projects using free materials: garbage found everywhere you look- and all one needs is an iron and a sewing needle and thread.
Ignite Bend 10
March 7, 2013 at 7pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE
($5 suggested donation)