Christina Arlt of DVRPC is coordinating a Sustainability Showcase for Young Involved Philadelphia, a non-profit that helps engage, connect, and represent young professionals in Philly. The event, State of Young Philly, will be focusing on a Do-It-Yourself Night that advocates for less consumption and wiser use (and reuse) of resources.
Christina is currently looking for local DIYers who would be interested in conducting demonstrations of their services that increase sustainability on the individual level . In the past, ideas and classes have included creating shampoo from household materials, planting an herb garden, small appliance maintenance, repurposing old clothing and more. The demonstrations are targeted to groups of 15-20 attendees at a time, and allows DIYers to network and showcase their products and services to a vibrant and informed audience. If you have a green skill or service to share (or would like to contribute in-kind donations) or for more information about the event and YIP, go to http://www.stateofyoungphilly.com/.