Halloween Upcycling at Oakland Leadership Public School
October 31, 2017 was a nice change of pace for the Interns at LPS Oakland who have been working the past two weeks to complete educational flyers and brochures that they will distribute to the Downtown Oakland Community.
The students watched a short video on the principles of the 3 R’s, reduce, reuse, recycle, and then in groups made lists of the top three litter items produced on Halloween and ways to either reduce their consumption or to reuse them. They then, on their own, used waste materials to create up-cycled litter art. Upcycling is the practice of turning one mans waste into another mans wealth. So often we throw materials away that can be used for another purpose. This was an opportunity for students to contemplate all the items we typically throw away and how they could be reused or repurposed altogether. And of course their was CANDY