Black Friday? A crazy shopping day! Thanksgiving break is tomorrow! And then it is the black Friday! There might be a lot of people who have been waiting for this moment shopping everything into their pockets. It is good to buy some necessary new clothes for winter or necessaries. How to deal with your old clothes though? Donating to people who need them and up-cycling into a new object and keep it forever!! (Please comment below if you can think more ways.) Last week, Mason has a quite big event happened at the northern plaza, which is donating the food, clothes and imperishable stuff to homeless people.

Upcycling is process the waste materials, useless or unwanted products into new products for a better environment. Upcycling reduces the CO2 emission by reusing the old materials instead of new ones from factories, saves you money and keeps the precious memories of your life about this object. It reduces the human trafficking as well. When people buy less products from the market, the factory won’t sell that much amount of products that they less likely to buy low price labors. Importantly, making something special! Once you made it, that achievement promotes to do more. They are also inexpensive. There are some simple ones you can make just by using what you have right now in your room! It is an easy loose-leaf notebook!

There are plenty websites inspire people with what they can come out with old materials. Here is a cool link.





  1. eryelli · December 1, 2015

    really cool way to incorporate thanksgiving and black Friday! I like that you gave ways we can be sustainable over the break and throughout our lives. Up-cycling is a great and easy way to be sustainable and helps directly impact a lot of other people as well. Great post.


  2. lessthan3emily · December 2, 2015

    I remember the cool upcycled crafts you made to sell for our Florida trip last year, they were so good and cute! I loved the link and how some of them are even space-saving ideas with these upcycled products. Here is a website I’ve checked out where you can get endless ideas, and can even buy stuff from other upcyclers if you don’t have the time, means, or stuff to upcycle with 🙂 http://www.upcyclethat.com/


  3. andrewwingfield · December 5, 2015

    Upcycling is a great way to resist the consumer madness that takes hold of American society at this time of year. Thank you for sharing!


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