Saturday, September 8, 2007

Say it out loud: Swap-O-Rama-Rama

"In 2005 I created an event that I designed to be an alternative to consumerism called Swap-O-Rama-Rama. Since its introduction into the world it has grown to include more than 40 cities in the US and around the world and it continues to grow."

This is part of the bio of Wendy Tremayne who brought to the world the wonderful concept of Swap-O-Rama-Rama. I was very excited to read about it today during one of my searches in TreeHugger.

So what is it? according to its site, Swap-O-Rama-Ram is " a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing. "

I think its a great concept as it takes one of the basic rules of the green economy - maximize the usage of every existing material as much as you can, either by reusing it or recycling it - and combines it with creativity and fun. What could go wrong with such a mix?

Want to learn more? check Wendy's website and also watch TreeHugger's video here.

If you like the idea, check for the locations of upcoming Swap events, and if you can't find anything nearby, just start one by yourself.

Enjoy swapping,

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