Promoting the benefits of recycling has never been trendier thanks to green initiatives led by the non-profit organization Global Inheritance. Created in 2002, this green organization is working to reinvent environmental activism to educate people about green topics with a whole new approach. Among their innovative green initiatives is TRASHed, which invites over fifty artists each year to decorate recycling bins for the Coachella Music Festival. The expression of art through an unusual medium such as waste containers helps communicate the ideas of sustainability and environmental protection. By reinventing recycling bins, this unique program focuses on educating and reminding people about simple recycling facts they may not know or have forgotten. In their mission statement, Global Inheritance says, “By employing technology, the arts, and experiential learning, Global Inheritance reinvents activism by inspiring people from every walk of life to act responsibly and become forward-thinking leaders within their community.”
Here is a selection of the Coachella 2012 recycling bins:Courtesy of Global Inheritance Courtesy of Global Inheritance Courtesy of Global Inheritance Courtesy of Global Inheritance
The TRASHed: Art Of Recycling campaign is not only the appreciation of the artistic redesign of waste containers, but also a recycling education program that aims to redefine the way people see recycling and encourage them to take a step toward waste sorting.
At home, you can also reinvent your recycling bins and make them more attractive for your children to help them understand the benefits of recycling.Protect your country’s future by recycling. Flickr user: Global Inheritance
Waste containers and recycling bins may not exactly be the most attractive items in your house, however, you can easily create a nice look for your recycling bins thanks to a green do it yourself project that your children can help your through. Paint, draw, glue! By decorating your recycling bins you can turn the concept of recycling and waste sorting into artistic activity for your family.
Recycling at home has never been so entertaining!