Pop Can Couture
Commissioned by the Coca-Cola Company in 2006.
The dress and purse are made of canvas scraps sewn into a 1950s style cocktail dress. Post-consumer Coke cans were cut into the shapes of leaves, petals and vines, and hand sewn to the dress, purse and a vintage pair of shoes. The earrings and a necklace are also made from Coke cans. This ensemble took 135 hours to create.
Recycling aluminum saves 95%
of the energy needed to produce aluminum from bauxite ore.
Saving energy is a powerful way to slow climate change. Here are some easy, energy-saving steps for your office and home:
· Use energy efficient appliances and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
· Move your thermostat down 2° in winter and up 2° in summer- you will keep from producing 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (a green house gas) a year.
· Use water efficiently - municipal water systems require a lot of energy to purify and distribute water-- saving water, especially hot water, can lower greenhouse gas emissions.
· Seal and insulate your home or office- Sealing air leaks and adding more insulation is easy to do. It may also be tax deductible.
Environmental Projection Agency
Nancy Judd (505) 577-9712
Photos by Sandrine Hahn