Archive for category Sustainable Living
Do you have dreams of being a clothing designer or working in fashion? Does thrift shopping strike your fancy? If so, apply to be a designer or stylist for the second annual Eco Fashion Show!
Green is the New Black, the Eco Fashion Show sponsored by Housing and Residence Life, will once again kick off NAU’s Earth Week events. One of the things that make this event so special is that the designers and stylists create their runway looks completely out of reused materials. These materials can be anything from repurposed plastic bags to creating head to toe outfits via thrift store shopping. The purpose of the Eco Fashion Show is to help provide people with inspiration to think outside the box for what their wardrobe could look like and to show new and fun ways to keep unnecessary objects out of landfills. It is sure to make you look at clothing in a new way!
Learn more about the guidelines and award categories and submit an application to www.nau.edu/ecofashion by February 13th at 5pm to participate as a designer or stylist. We are looking for both men’s and women’s wear looks. Any member of the NAU community may participate. Prizes will include having the winning designs on display at the Communication School.
More of an armchair fashionista? The fashion show will be on April 21st 2014 at 7pm in the Dubois Center Ballroom. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to help celebrate Earth Week and enjoy the beautiful and creative designs.
April seems far away, go to our Facebook page to see pictures and videos from last year’s show.
Here are a couple of teasers to enjoy!
2013 Best Use of Recycled Materials Winner
Gaining infamy in 2008, the film Food, Inc. exposed the dark secrets of the American Food Industry. Director Robert Kenner showcases first hand accounts of animal cruelty, environmental degradation, food-borne illness, and public health concerns via the testimonies of farmers, industry workers, consumers advocates, and people like you. Working with Kenner, author and editor Karl Weber released the participant guide Food, Inc. This film to book companion became a New York Times Best Seller including contributions from experts like Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Anna Lappe, and many more.
CALL FOR PAPERS!
OCTOBER 12 &13, 2012
We are accepting submissions for the 7th Annual Traditional Agriculture and Sustainable Living Conference till September 21, 2012 at Northern New Mexico College. We are soliciting papers in all areas where traditional practices are aligned with the concept of sustainability. Presentations should be focused on activities and research on the traditional aspects of sustainability through:
· natural organic farming practices
· seed saving
· education in traditional foods and medicines,
· developing markets for surplus crops,
· value added production, and
· helping communities maintain or return to their traditional cultural lifestyles.
In this conference, we are interested in fostering discussion around work pertaining to:
· Clean, Safe Accessible Water, and Water Rights
· Women in Traditional Agriculture
· Spirituality in Agriculture
· Innovations in Sustainability
Include a 500-word abstract that outlining the topic of the presentation. Each proposal, should include a one- paragraph biography and a one-page c.v., including address, phone, and email address for the point of contact. Indicate AV equipment needs, if any.
Deadline for Statements of Interest: September 17, 2012
Acceptance Notices will be sent by September 21, 2012
Email each submission in PDF form to: email@example.com Or send by mail service to: Sostenga Center, Northern New Mexico College, 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532.
For more information, visit: http://4bridges.org/conference-information/