The fifth annual Recycling in Style Fashion Show showcases sustainability through clothing


Participants in the EPA Earthfest Recycled Fashion Show in Dallas, TX. Photo by  steevithak, Flickr.
Participants in the EPA Earthfest Recycled Fashion Show in Dallas, TX. Photo by steevithak, Flickr.

On April 6, Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency and Goodwill of the Heartland will host the fifth annual Recycling in Style Fashion Show.

The fashion show features used clothing that has been turned into stylish outfits by clothing designers.

The runway for the show also supports sustainability. It was made from broken pallets at Goodwill’s Cedar Rapids facility.

To find out more about this event, click here.

Coe College builds their first rain garden


Coe College is in the midst of constructing their first rain garden. The garden is funded by the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency and donations from 2008 Coe College graduates.

Rain gardens typically contain deep-rooted plants which capture rainwater runoff before it reaches a sewer system.

The Coe College rain garden serves a second purpose of providing an area for Coe’s students to study environmental issues.

More information on Coe College’s green efforts is available here.