By Allie Matherne
One man’s trash is another man’s treasu—well, runway outfit.
Uproar Records, Baylor’s student–run record label, is combining fashion and sustainability with its event, Project Greenway. This free event will include performances from Uproar artists Luke Hicks and Trannie Stevens, as well as a fashion show of “green” outfits.
The show is on Wednesday evening at Common Grounds.
“This year we’re rebuilding and trying to amp up the project,” said Nashville sophomore Libby Billington. “We want to create an event that everyone’s friends want to watch.”
Billington, one of the project managers, said a free iPad and cash prizes will be given to winners.
Dallas sophomore Erin Endress, one of the designers, said she began sketching for this event in February. She said this event is the perfect way to integrate her love for both fashion and sustainability. Endress’ design consists completely of duct tape.
“Well, I’ve always made things out of old stuff—when I was in middle school I made a bird house out of old cans,” Endress said.
The event revolves around promoting both Uproar Records and sustainability on a large scale, Billington said.
“Uproar wanted to connect more on campus and blend the green initiative with this cool event,” Billington said.
In trying to get the word out about sustainability, it is important to meet students where they are and assimilate into their daily lives, said Smith Getterman, Baylor’s assistant director of sustainability.
Billington said the event’s message of sustainability is based on a responsibility to uphold the university’s green initiatives.
“The goal is to raise awareness for Baylor’s sustainable mission,” Billington said. “As a believer I find it so important to take care of God’s creation. How can we say we’re grateful for it if we don’t take care of it?”
Getterman said he agrees.
“Project Greenway is great because it’s a unique event and an innovative way of bringing the message of caring for God’s creation to our community,” said Smith Getterman, assistant director of sustainability.
Billington said the show’s designers have been working extremely hard on their final products.
“We’re excited to see all the hard work come to fruition,” Billington said.