MK Festival Fringe launches ‘2 Litre Bottle Appeal’
|Published: 18th June 2012 09:11|
What can Milton Keynes do with 10,000 2 litre plastic bottles?
The answer, build a community GREEN House.
MK Festival Fringe invites you to be a part of their community 'GREEN house' project by donating to the '2 Litre Bottle Appeal'. Led by artist Paul Smith and his team, the GREEN House will be brought to life with the help of the MK community and surrounding areas. Together we can make something useful from plastic bottles that will inspire young minds.
The GREEN House project. Helen Wright, Festival Project Manager explains ‘The UK throw away 5 million bottles per day and most families throw away about 40kg of plastic per year, which could otherwise be recycled. The GREEN House project is an artful and resourceful way of highlighting the problem and getting everyone involved to make something useful we can all treasure.'
Located outside the Festival Fringe Marquee in the Theatre District, The GREEN house will be made from over 10,000 plastic bottles donated by schools and through this public appeal and constructed by volunteer groups and members of the public between Monday 16 July and Friday 20 July and donated to a local school or charity to use after the festival.
Can you help the ‘2 Litre Bottle Appeal? Please collect and deposit your 2 litre plastic bottles at one of the collection points from Wednesday 6 June until Monday 16 July.
Public Collection Points:
- Milton Keynes Libraries at Bletchley, Kingston, Central Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Stony Stratford, Westcroft, Woburn Sands & Wolverton/
- Amazing Waste
- Artworks MK
- Festive Road
- Milton Keynes Gallery
- Saplings Sure Start Children
- Theatre District (from 16 July - 20 July)
- The Buszy
- The Christian Foundation
- Westbury Farm Studios
Students from New Bradwell Primary School, Bradwell Village School, Long Meadow School and Loughton Manor First School have already begun the collection of 2 litre plastic bottles and will take part in dedicated workshops on the festival site to design, build and create the installation.
Why not drop in and help the team create a masterpiece? Whether you're interested in the construction for your own project, would like get involved or just watch and explore the daily progress there will be a team of dedicated volunteers on site to show you around.
The GREEN House will provide a venue for performances and activities throughout the festival.
Many thanks to all involved in the project. Amazing Waste for the collections, Travis Perkins, Hippowaste and MKPA for providing materials to help with the logistics of handling 10,000 bottle and all venues and schools hosting a collection point. The GREEN House has been funded and made possible by the Arts Council England, MK Council and MK Community Foundation.
If you can help with the collection of plastic bottles, have a suggestion for a good home for the GREEN House or want to get involved contact Helen Wright on: email@example.com
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