TRASHformation is an interactive, improvisational art experience that turns campus-generated waste into a sustainably and collaboratively built art piece.
TRASHformation aims to raise awareness about excessive resource use, consumption, and waste production. Our goal is to change the way students think about their garbage, making it clear that trash can be transformed into treasure. The installation creates huge visual impact by illustrating just how much trash students, faculty, and staff produce on campus, while also teaching students fundamental art, construction and sustainable building skills they can later use to Trash-form their own lives. More than trash, we transform solitary bystanders into a bonded and empowered community of “can do” activists, enthusiastically applying their own creative powers
Check out a recent TRASHformation at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh!
This program earned the UWO “innovation points,” helping it receive a “Gold” rating in AASHE’s STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System). Only 25 schools in the United States have achieved this prestigious standing! Learn more here or contact us to bring TRASHformation to your campus.
See TRASHformation in action!
Video courtesy of Jon Patty