Blog : Art of Reuse Event to Benefit the Post-Landfill Action Network

By Katelyn | Oct 7, 2015 | in

Join the Post-Landfill Action Network for an evening benefit of art, hors d'oeuvres, and community as they celebrate reuse at the 3s Artspace in Portsmouth on Sunday, October 11, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Art of Reuse will feature local and nationally recognized artists who incorporate found objects, recycled materials, or messages about consumption and waste into their work.

The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) is a New Hampshire-based nonprofit working with student leaders across the country to build a world where landfills and incinerators are obsolete. The organization was founded by the creators of the UNH Trash 2 Treasure program, which helps students combat waste on their college campuses.

In 2011, University of New Hampshire students created Trash 2 Treasure after noticing mounds of perfectly useable items from spring move out, only to see them reappear when students moved back in that fall. To end the cycle of waste, they collected items discarded by students in the spring, cleaned and organized those items over the summer, and sold them to students moving back to campus in the fall.

The first Trash 2 Treasure sale was a huge success and created the country’s first student-run, self-sustaining program of its kind. Since then, Trash 2 Treasure has diverted over 100 tons of waste from local landfills, donated over five tons of food and clothing to local shelters, and saved students and their families thousands of dollars on back-to-school shopping.

Students at UNH designed a program that wouldn’t just work on their campus, but at other schools too, and launched the Post-Landfill Action Network in 2013 to help create waste-reduction programs at universities nationwide.

The event will include both a silent and live auction, an open bar provided by Smuttynose Brewing Company, and light hors d'oeuvres, all to support PLAN and reach more campuses and students across the country.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Join the Green Alliance and get a free ticket to the Art of Reuse; just email katelyn@greenalliance.biz to collect your ticket after you've joined.