Teacher: Sedat Toy
Students: İdil Türk, Lara Ünal
We have been attending Caretakers of the Environment conference for the past 3 years. Every year we prepared different projects on different topics related with Millennium Development Goals, but this year we decided to focus on a topic which we have actually been working on for the past 3 years. For the last 2 CEI conferences (Denmark and Oregon) our families sponsored the bags of the conference and this year we wanted people to know how these bags are made with giving the project a little twist. Commonly known as reuse, up cycling, is basically the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Over the last decade, recycling has emerged as one of the most important weapons in the fight against global warming and climate change. Being fully aware of the fact that recycling saves energy, reduces deforestation, minimizes greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, and encourages the production of more energy efficient products and can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials we decided to collect second hand denim clothes from our schools and to use them as the back sides of the bags which will be used during the conference. For the front side, which the logo of the conference is printed, will be made from organic fabric. We are still working on our project and also really excited to present our steps and really hope that everyone will be pleased by the outcome.