December was a fun and productive workshop month for Keep Loup Basin Beautiful (KLBB). Amy Hughes, Project Coordinator loves searching for, finding, experimenting with, and offering fun and useful reuse and repurpose workshops of common use items that tend to be discarded into a landfill when no longer viable. She encourages everyone to think outside the box and look for ways to create something new out those “old” items.
During the month of December, Hughes offered two workshops focusing on the upcoming Holiday. The first workshop offered December 9, 2019 was entitled “Plastic Hanger Workshop”. To participate, those interested were asked to bring 11 or 16 plastic hangers depending on which design they chose to create, angel or snowflake. All four participants chose to construct the snowflake. Hughes offered insight, on how to successfully secure the hangers together, for the best results and offered a few ideas on decorating at home if they wished to. The second workshop offered December 16, 2019 was titled “Light Bulb Resurrection Workshop” and allowed attendees to create some amazing snowmen, gnomes, reindeer out of old burnt out lightbulbs. Hughes instructed participants with tips and tricks on how to successfully paint the lightbulbs to ensure full coverage. Those that attended each of the workshops showed amazing creative skills and a lot of fun imagination.
Hughes invites anyone interested in visiting about alternative craft ideas to please contact her. Any idea is worth investigating and could provide a way for all of us to prevent certain common use items from entering the landfills. Keep Loup Basin Beautiful advocates extremely hard for environmental conservation through proper reduce, reuse and recycle practices and prides itself on thinking “outside the box”.
Keep Loup Basin Beautiful (KLBB), a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, is grant-funded through the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) and Keep America Beautiful, and is a project of the Loup Basin RC&D Council that promotes litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and beautification. KLBB serves thirteen counties in central and north-central Nebraska. For more information about KLBB’s education programs, email KLBB at [email protected] visit www.keeploupbasinbeautiful.org or like them on Facebook. Contact the Loup Basin RC&D office (308)-346-3393 or stop by the office at the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway Interpretive Center, 330 South Highway 11 Burwell, Nebraska.