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Honor Breast Cancer Survivors With These Upcycling Projects

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s time to “think pink.” Check out these upcycling projects that will turn used household items into a pinktabulous show of support for cancer patients and survivors.

If you’ve been a longtime supporter of breast cancer awareness, you’ve probably racked up a drawer full of Race for the Cure t-shirts. With a little needle and thread,   those t-shirts can be transformed into a scarf to keep cancer patients warm during treatment.
Paint old glass jars and bottles pink for a brilliant fundraising table centerpiece. Learn how to paint mason jars and wine bottles here.



Show your support on the go by turning last year’s pink sweater into this year’s coffee cozy. Get instructions here.



Light a candle for breast cancer survivors with these DIY candles upcycled from crayons. Learn how to make them here.


Celebrate Earth Day 2015 at TGCR’s Reuse Village

The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970, as more than 20 million people rallied in parks, on college campuses and even in the streets for a massive “teach-in” on the importance of environmental stewardship. Today, communities across the country still take time out in April to learn more about, to acknowledge and to show appreciation for the gifts the Earth bestows.

This year, Nashville celebrates Earth Day on April 18, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Centennial Park, and Turnip Green Creative Reuse will be there to celebrate, lend a hand and educate our community on the creative ways to reuse materials before recycling them, thus limiting the amount of unnecessary waste that ends up polluting out awesome Earth. With support from Metro Beautification and Piedmont Natural Gas, we’ll be hosting a Reuse Village. Come on by and become a villager! You’ll find all kinds of ways to reuse before recycling.

  • Create your own earth sculpture with artist, Kaaren Engel.
  • Personalize your own Piedmont reusable bag with stamps that signify energy efficiency.
  • Blow some bubbles from something natural or recyclable!
  • Channel your super powers with a power organizer or super power arm cuff.
  • Learn to mend something in your closet that needs fixing.
  • Trick out an old T-shirt – bring one with you and learn ways to revamp it into something fashionable and usable.
  • Plant some seedlings in biodegradable containers with seeds from the Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange and soil from the Compost Company.
  • Make a journal out of things you put in your recycle bin everyday.
  • Take in an art show that will show art made from reuse materials AND that represents a significant message about energy conservation.
Interested in volunteering with this great event? Email us to be involved in the Reuse Village, or sign up here to help with the larger festival.
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