Local Libations, food carts, and mason jars for beverages this year!

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Graphic Design: Allison Murphy Printing by Dan Wellisch; Owner of Flash Ink

Rubbish Renewed is a truly local event!  A fundraiser for a local charter school rooted in Bend since 2001, REALMS Charter School, artists and models from Central Oregon, local food carts (The Pizza Cart, Bethyln’s Global Fusion, Shred Town), and even down to our beverage service, beverage choices and newly branded Rubbish Renewed mason jars printed by a local company, Flash Ink.  When it comes to beverages, we know that everyone has their loyalties and favorites.  We can ensure, with the diversity of local businesses supporting this event, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

We are thrilled and thankful to welcome back many businesses that have supported this grassroots endeavor since 2010.  We have Velvet back for the 5th year, providing our drink service for both shows.  They will be serving Boneyard Beer, cocktails made from the finest vodka, Crater Lake Vodka produced by Bend Distillery , wine from Naked Winery, Far Afield Cider, the newest Bend cidery, and Humm Kombucha.

As we continue to work towards “zero waste” with the help of Rethink Waste, we have Rubbish Renewed branded mason jars to purchase for $8 at the event. People will get $1 off each drink with a jar purchase.  From the talent behind the show, the artist’s marketplace, the local food and drink, we sought a local company to brand our new drinking jars and couldn’t be happier working with Dan at Flash Ink.  His responsiveness and desire to beat any online company made it an easy sell for us to once again go local.

So why local?  We all know that it has become increasingly cheaper to buy distantly produced goods, despite the increased costs of packaging and transport.   Here are some shocking stats & quick facts about buying local goods.

  • Aircraft transport has greater fuel consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions per mile than any other mode of transport.
  • Transportation by shipping produces emissions of 1 billion metric tons of CO2 and uses 11 billion gallons of fuel per year internationally.
  • The EPA reports that trucks spend 3,221 of their 6,816 hours on the road each year at an idle. 1.2 billion gallons of fuel and about 200,000 tons of nitrous oxides are expended each year by transport trucks idling at rest stops.

We hope to see you at the show next week!  Remember to come early to grab a seat, drink, food from local food carts, shop in our local marketplace, and enjoy our eco-silent auction.

 

 

REALMS raised close to $14,000 from Rubbish Renewed!

photoWe packed the house with over 400 people at each of our two shows, raising close to $14,000 for REALMS’ distinctive education including the arts.  Thank you!!!

This year the show was elevated because of the quality and vision brought by 46 Central Oregon designers (23 of which were students from 9 schools including Highland, Amity, Tumalo Community School, REALMS, Cascade, High Desert, Bend High, Mtn. View, and Summit).  We couldn’t have imagined the amount of support from the community with 21 Sponsors donating essential cash, beverages & services, 9 Business Challenge submission, 11 local vendors who also gave items to the silent auction, and 7 other silent auction contributing businesses. Finally our 60+ dedicated volunteers from organizers, models, clean-up crew and everything in between

With this fundraiser, our students will experience the art and skill of the design and printing processes with our new printing press and photo emulsion screen-printing equipment. They will deepen their sewing and design process with body forms, and continue to have opportunities outside the classroom to strengthen their learning and local community connections.

On behalf of the entire REALMS faculty, board of directors, and students, thank you again for your generosity and support.

Students in Rubbish Renewed 2011

Check out the burgeoning designers that graced our runway last year!  Middle school students and high school students showcased creative thought-provoking designs in the 2011 show.  Some used Rubbish Renewed to showcase their talents, while others used Rubbish Renewed as an opportunity to learn a new skill.

Through the new Mentorship Program with Allison Murphy of UtilituSEW, students used Wednesday afternoons to execute and implement their designs.   How to install a zipper, pleats, and thread a bobbin were some of the skills they learned.  Look for even more students in 2012 show.

Photos:  Paula Bullwinkle

“The Cat’s Meow” designed by Kaci Alderin, 6th grader and modeled by Taylor Alderin, 9th grader

“All Decked Out” designed by Casey Matthews; 6th grader and modeled by Ginger Mensing; 6th grader

Marina Eitel; an 8th grader (second from left) designed her “Sugar Loaded Sweet-Tooth” dress, fashioned from candy wrappers and other packaging materials.

Rubbish Renewed at the Bend Fall Festival

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Fall Fest Mainstage Runway

Paris in Allison Murphy’s Kiddy Pool Dress. Photo by Tambi Lane

Amazing day at the Bend Fall Festival!  Kids and adults alike, made pledges for a sustainable earth in tyvek “paper-cut”  snowflakes for the Rubbish Renewed Community Garment. And six garments from the 2011 Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show were showcased on the main stage in a runway snapshot of talented clothing artists.

Olivia creating an ornament for the Community Garment. Photo by Karen Holm

If  you didn’t make it today, or even if you did, come out tomorrow (Sunday) for another day of fashion forward fun.  We’ll be on the main stage at 2:30 and our booth is open from 11-6pm.  Come create an ornament to symbolize your pledge for action and help spread the message on December 6th at the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show, making a community shift for a better more environmentally conscious world.

Create the 2012 Community Garment

Designer: Karen Holm

How would you react to a friend  wearing a paper grocery-bag couture dress adorned with trash ornaments on a runway?  In 2010 this fashion-forward piece graced our runway, making an aesthetic statement for the environment. Conscientious residents of Bend created the Community Garment, making their often unconscious choices conscious by pledging to reduce their consumption and waste.  In 2011, we were inspired by the sterile hospital dressing that protects surgical instruments and is later tossed into our landfills.

Designer: Karen Holm

These are the types of fashion statements that don’t cost a lot of money, but move down the runway delivering a provocative message;  A clear message to rethink waste, our habits, and to decrease our impact on the planet.

This weekend Rubbish Renewed invites YOU to come out, rethink your habits, and make a pledge to decrease your consumption and waste.  Join us at Bend’s downtown Fall Festival to create the 2012 Community Garment. Find the Rubbish Renewed crew near the junction of Oregon & Wall in downtown Bend 11-5pm Saturday & Sunday.