Looking back through old Rubbish Renewed blog posts I found that 10 of these were focused on students. Whether about the process, their experience, or the runway itself, students clearly make this event. I am humbled by the focus on design, enthusiasm for creativity, grit to get it done, and passion for the earth, that these students bring to the Rubbish Renewed community. Catch the students’ experience through Nick Kealey’s photos, in the 2017 Student Runway Gallery, illuminating the inspiration they bring. After perusing the gallery, enjoy ruminating on their gifts by following the links at the bottom to past student centered posts and galleries. I did!
Fall, for me, kick’s off Rubbish Renewed season. I start eying trash, wondering how it moves, and thinking about shape and form. Get inspired by checking out Bulletin Photographer Joe Kline’s captivating images from our 2017 show. Look for last season’s show gallery postings in the next 2 weeks!
Photos by Joe kline/the Bulletin
2017 Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show
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The 8th Annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is on!
January 18, 2018
This year the show was elevated because of the quality and vision brought by 50 Central Oregon designers (24 of which were students from 10 local schools including Miller Elementary, Pine Ridge Elementary, Amity Creek, Bend High School, REALMS, Pacific Crest Middle School, Redmond Proficiency Academy, Cascades Academy, Mtn. View, and Summit High).
Given the weather and event postponement, we couldn’t have imagined the amount of support from the community with 25 Sponsors donating essential cash, beverages & services, 8 Business Challenge submission, 10 local vendors who also gave items to the silent auction, and additional other silent auction contributing businesses. Finally our 60+ dedicated volunteers from organizers, models, clean-up crew and everything in between
On behalf of the entire REALMS faculty, board of directors, and students, thank you again for your generosity and support.
We wanted to give you an update on the snow removal at the Midtown Ballroom because we know you are wondering… Thank you to Jim Dickey and his hired crew who spent their day on Sunday clearing all of the snow off of the Midtown roof in preparation for our event.
We are excited to host our dress rehearsal at the Midtown Ballroom tonight and our show tomorrow night! We can’t wait to see you down there!!!
Tickets still available for both shows – buy tickets at the links below.
1st Show – 6pm // doors at 5pm
2nd Show – 8:30pm // doors at 7:30pm
Thank you for understanding our recent predicament! The postponement and date change for Rubbish Renewed were not taken lightly. Yesterday we made a tough decision to postpone the 7th annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show. Given the unpredictable nature of this storm and changing nature of events in town, we have had to change our date once again, after realizing a conflict at our venue. We apologize for the confusion.
We will host our Dress Rehearsal next Tuesday, January 17th at The Midtown Ballroom.
The event will be WEDNESDAY, January 18th. Show times will remain the same.
We have contacted our major vendors and found that our show will be able to go on stronger than ever next week at The Midtown Ballroom. We understand that you have had to put many structures in place to be a part of our event this week. We hope that this announcement affords you some relief and that we’ll be able to count on your participation next week too.
We can’t wait to see you at the show!
We educate, we inspire, and we walk our talk. From the beginning, hosting a large-scale event with little environmental impact has been a core part of our mission. How do we host a fundraising event with crowds of close to 1,000 people in the course of an evening and not generate a ton of trash? We consult the experts. ReThink Waste and Bend Garbage and Recycling are two sponsors who help us get as close as we can to zero waste. Bend Garbage and Recycling provide the bins and service, while ReThink Waste runs and trains the crowd at the event, helping them sort their waste accordingly.
As you can see from the photo above, we’ve been successful!
Rubbish Renewed continues to divert a ton of trash from the landfill. Last year, Rubbish Renewed achieved their 2015 goal and again only filled 1/4 can full of trash. This has been possible by supportive sponsors, socially conscious participants, and policies and structures (such as mandating compostable serving ware throughout the event) that ensure we continue to divert waste from the landfill, instead of contribute to it.
Now in 2017, where we will see crowds on Thursday night of well over 1,000 people, wait to see if we can fit all three organizers in the 35-gallon bin destined for the landfill.
View the full video from 2015 on our Facebook page.