TRASHed Teaches Concert-Goers That Recycling Is Important

The TRASHed campaign uses art to challenge the way people and businesses view recycling and trash collection. TRASHed brings together the world’s best artists to turn ordinary recycle bins into inspiring works of art. After one look at the artwork that this campaign produces, you will never look at trash the same.

Fashion Peace, a youth-focused worldwide initiative that utilizes fashion, music, and art to address worldwide issues and a subsidiary of Global Inheritance, develops and executes the campaign. Artists such as Hunter S Thompson, Pinky (Lost), Mark The Cobrasnake and Mark X Farina have all contributed original recycling bin designs. The campaign hosts events across the United States, recently exhibiting at Warped Tour 2005 and Sundance 2006.

Recycling bin artwork by Rene Garcia, Jr., Josh Scheuerman, and Steven Lopez

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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