"We boiled the vegetables to make the dyes and used recycled water bottles to dye the shirts! We chose sustainable alternatives in place of traditional artificial dyes. By making our own dyes from natural ingredients (including coffee, avocado pits, beets, blueberries, and turmeric), and choosing organic cotton t-shirts, we reduced the amount of resources used. We can also dispose of everything in an environmentally friendly manner--Everything was composted or recycled after the event. We're making the statement that clothing doesn’t have to harm the environment. It doesn’t have to be a huge sink of resources, and source of pollution. We had a great turn out and a lot of fun; I can’t wait to see how they turn out with the club logos as well!"
-Kyle Hart, co-president of the Student Environmental Coalition Club, Grand Valley State University