Upcycling with Kat Heinrich

On Wednesday, February 19th we were pleased to welcome Katharina Heinrich to the AAUPW Program Meeting to talk to us about upcycling.  As an introduction Kat explained the difference between recycling and upcycling to us.  Then she discussed her personal passion for creating new and useful items from old and used objects – like the dress she was wearing that she had made from some old sheets.  She gave us several examples of projects that could be made with upcycling. She also talked about larger initiatives that have resulted from the upcycling trend – a manmade island made from plastic bottles, alternatives to money with trading and banks that invest your money in environmentally friendly and truly transparent funds. In conclusion Kat talked about the book she has written about Read More

February 2020 Meeting

Wednesday, February 19th at 18:30 You may be surprised to learn that Katharina Heinrich, our speaker for February, is an accomplished singer, songwriter, recording artist and ukulele instructor. That’s because she’ll be putting on a different hat when she speaks to our group. In addition to music, Kat has another passion: upcycling. Also known as creative reuse, upcycling is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value. As Kat puts it, “What could be more inspiring and satisfying than using your imagination to turn junk into treasure, in seeing everything as a resource, seeing old things/materials with new eyes and giving them a new life and role?” Kat has not only published a successful book on upcycling but Read More