Use discarded materials to create innovative, practical, and wearable works of art + change the world. This app shows you how!
We've got something creative mastermind Alexandra Franzen says, "She would never think of on her own" Watch the video and find out why I'm scrambling to find Bluetooth headsets and what exactly I'll be constructing from them.
You are one click away from creating change- back this project today!
Don't throw it away just yet! For so long we've accepted landfills as a solution to our own consumption. Often tossing items without giving them a second thought. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American dumps almost 4.5 pounds of waste into landfills every single day. With population on the rise, it's only a matter of time before we are forced to face our trash.
The Create Change App will revolutionize the way view our trash, and instigate a movement to change the way we consume and create. While we may not be able to completely eliminate the garbage coming out of our homes, if we find creative ways to reuse materials (along with recycling) we will cut back on the amount of trash we produce while injecting color, textures, and wonder into our lives and communities.
We all know that we should reduce our consumption, reuse what we have, and recycle the rest. So why is it so difficult? It doesn't have to be: Create Change makes it fun & easy. With innovative DIY tutorials accessible at your fingertips, you'll be able to find inspiration wherever trash happens.
Simply search the Create Change app for your no-longer-necessary items (for example: bottle caps, bike tires, ripped shower curtain, and dryer lint), you will instantly see results featuring creative ways how you can repurpose the items instead of throwing them away. The Create Change tutorials will walk you through the steps. Browse the beautifully photographed galleries by choosing a category on on the home page and be inspired to create change.
You're a part of a bigger movement with Create Change app. You can instantly share photos of your finished projects: show us how you infused your own personality! Post your favorite tutorials directly from your phone on Twitter & Facebook. Submit your own tutorials to possibly be featured in the curated updates! All of the budget friendly projects range from stylish modern industrial chic home decor builds to quick & easy kid-friendly crafts!
We are asking for your support to help fund the development of the original content that will be available: beautifully photographed, thorough tutorials both written and high quality video. Our Kickstarter project will allow us to make this app available on both iphone and android platforms and bring Create Change to you!
In exchange for helping fund our project, backers of the Create Change Kickstarter will be showered with exclusive ecolicious rewards. We've cooked up amazing limited edition collaborations with fellow artisans who want to change the way we consume and create. You can pledge as little as a $1 or spend the afternoon crafting & creating with Jenelle in a personal Tee Time Workshop Experience for a $1,500 contribution. These rewards are not mass produced: they've been handcrafted using reclaimed or earth friendly materials and support thriving artisans and family business.
Featured on HipCycle Blog
Erin Giles shares Create Change App
Jenelle's interview on Snailbird
Featured on Sustainablog
The Create Change App was mentioned in Inc. Magazine!
photography credits: J. Montilone, B. Reynolds, J. Merian
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 29, 2012.
Jul 30, 2012 - Aug 29, 2012 (30 days)
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Pledge $1 or more
Get exclusive updates about the Create Change App and heck, we will even throw in the app for free!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $15 or more
You'll receive a inspirational limited edition 8x10 printable (downloadable PDF) poster by The Languid Lion featuring a quote from Theodore Roosevelt PLUS exclusive updates and the appEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
You get snail mail! A special "Snapshot of Change" photograph featuring a change maker + their repurposed art. Connecting the Create Change community. PLUS The 8x10 Poster, Exclusive Updates and heck, we will even throw in the app for free!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
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Early Bird Limited Edition Reward! Write your own plans to make a difference in a Create Change 5x8 notebook. The 100% recycled notebooks are provided by Guided and stamped using a hand carved block specially made Apples and Orange. PLUS The Poster, Updates, and heck we'll even throw in the app for free!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $35 or more
Show your support for Create Change by carrying this large charcoal tote featuring our screen printed logo. The bag measures14" (W) x 12" (H) x 6.5" (D). PLUS The 8x10 Poster, Exclusive Updates and heck, we will even throw in the app for free!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $35 or more
Spread the Create Change movement by wearing your very own tee! You'll receive a unisex asphalt gray tee featuring the Create Change logo screen printed using compostable inks by hand from Deerfield Designs, a family owned operation. PLUS The 8x10 Poster, Exclusive Updates and heck, we'll even throw in the app for free! *The difference between this reward & the $75 reward is the $75 package also includes the tote bag!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Salvaged metal discs are transformed into polished key chains, hand stamped with the Create Change logo. PLUS The 8x10 Poster, Exclusive Updates and heck, we'll even throw in the app for free!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Spread the Create Change movement by wearing your very own tee! You'll receive a unisex asphalt gray tee featuring the Create Change logo screen printed using compostable inks by hand from Deerfield Designs, a family owned operation. PLUS The 8x10 Poster, Exclusive Updates and heck, we'll even throw in the app for free!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Combo Round: You get the tee, a notebook, and a high quality printed 8x10 poster PLUS the exclusive updates and the appEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $250 or more
One of everything please! You get the tee, keychain, notebook, snapshot of change, high quality printed 8x10 poster, updates, and of course the free app!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Official sponsor of the Create Change App- you will be recognized in the app and the Create Change Pledge Site with a clickable banner. You receive 2 tees, a tote, keychain, printed poster, updates and the app.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
We're going to create change together! Yay! One on one Tee Time or group workshop with Jenelle. Where we will create change by transforming discarded clothing and textiles. Scheduled for 2013. Your travel expenses are not included.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013