El Dorado High School students turn trash into art

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Some students at El Dorado High School are helping save the Earth one piece of trash at a time.

The students want us to think differently about our trash not just on Earth Day, but every day. They’re turning things like old T-shirts into dog toys and light bulbs into planters.

The club at El Dorado High called “It’s Your World Project” has been picking up trash along Montana for years now.

“These are the problems facing this generation. It’s more important for them and they can see the urgency of it,” said Candace Printz, an art teacher at the high school.

They find everything from tires and paper, to cigarette butts and bottles and saves it to reuse for art projects.

Some of the crafts they make are sold to fundraise for the club.

The crafts will also be available at a free art exhibit on Saturday, April 27 at the International Museum of Art.

They will be displaying artwork from people throughout the community who have recycled trash and turned it into art.

The goal of the club is to make people aware of how they can protect the environment.

The club also offers workshops to anyone who wants to learn more. Click here for more information.

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