Art Waste Contest. That Just Happened.
From doll to skating board, hanger and villa model, visitors seemed to be astonished by the range of design artefacts, exposed at the Art Waste Contest; an event organized by Zero waste act.
Lebanese schools were invited to participate in the competition, whose aim is to emphasize on “Reuse of Waste” to create artistic sculptures from non-recyclable waste. Being a Contra International’s initiative, Zero Waste ACT aims to minimize solid waste haphazard disposal and divert the waste stream away from landfills.
The event which took place on Saturday, May 5, at Byblos, gathered hundreds of Lebanese students, adamant to make a difference in a society where environment is often not everyone’s responsibility.
During the event, school students highlighted the impact of reusing items on environment. “It’s the best way to reduce waste and save environment,” said Marylyn and Joseph Samaha from Zahrat El-Ihsan School. The two students displayed a villa model. Used materials in their design artifact are mainly ceramic and tiles.
Peter and Stephanos Al Assal from the Valley International School, were proud to expose their skating board, primarily made from bottle caps and batteries. A hanger, was Joey Sleiman’s artifact, mainly composed from iron and cables.
Participating schools competed with over 50 artefacts.
A voting process selected the winners who received valuable prizes.
This contest intends to establish a community that teaches zero waste. More support, however, from the government to raise awareness among young Lebanese also remains crucial.
STRATEGIES & PLANS
A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.