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Goodwill Going Green for Earth Day

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MEDFORD, Ore. – Earth Day is less than a week away, which is prompting people to try out a new trendy way to recycle. It’s called “up-cycling.” The process takes old, used objects that have lost their function and turns them into something else, with a new purpose.

Whether you have clothing, shoes, electronics, or even toys Southern Oregon Goodwill stores can recycle or “up-cycle” unwanted items. Suzy Lewis, the Southern Oregon Goodwill Vice President of Retail and Operations, explained that all items the stores receive can be reused. “There’s a lot done with metal objects, or an old tire wheel, a bicycle tire that you’re turning into a pot rack for your kitchen. There’s so many things you can do,” Lewis said.

This weekend some of the “up-cycling” creations will be on display during Goodwill’s Earth Day fashion show.

When: Saturday, April 19th, 2014 Fashion Show starts at 1 p.m.

Where: ScienceWorks in Ashland, 1500 E Main St.

Free Admission