At El Dorado High School in El Paso, TX, students are turning trash into art! In the coming school year, students will clean up an adoptable portion of the Chihuahuan Desert, wash, sort and count all trash items collected and then create 2-D, 3-D and functional art from all of the items they collect. Volunteers from local El Paso non-profits will assist with the cleanup and creation of the artwork and local artists and environmental services individuals will give students workshops in how to create sculptures, jewelry, mobiles, bags, and other artistic projects. All of the creations will be a part of a traveling art exhibit that will be hosted by El Paso, Las Cruces & Juarez to better inform the region about recycling.
This year-long project will promote community cooperation, educate others about environmental concerns and raise awareness about our local non-profits. All artwork will be for sale, and all proceeds will go back to the local non-profits that assisted the El Dorado students. For more information, you can go to the El Dorado High School website.