Use discarded materials to create innovative, practical, and wearable works of art + change the world. This app shows you how! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 29, 2012.
About this project
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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