KIDmob, in collaboration with CCA, recently conducted the first official “Scrap Out,” a new program on campus aimed at diverting usable materials from the waste stream to KIDmob workshops. The Scrap Out event consisted of four days of getting the word out to CCA students, dumpster-diving, receiving student and staff contributions, stockpiling materials into a big red truck, and hauling it all to our storage space on Treasure Island to be used at future workshops. We are so stoked that with the help of eight KIDmob volunteers along with our CCA collaborators, we were able to offset three dumpsters worth of materials!
During KIDmob workshops, students iterate through multiple mediums (much like in studio or in practice), in order to develop strong design proposals. The materials that we have used in the past include: paper, cardboard, panels of plywood, modelmaking wood, and found objects for collage: everything from fuzzy pom poms to old hair rollers (ew!).
KIDmob is excited to be a part the sustainability consciousness that is woven into campus culture at CCA. Along with other student and alumni-driven non profit efforts such as Blue Marble Movement, we are grateful to work towards developing this mutually beneficial relationship in the future.
The Scrap Out was made possible through close collaboration between KIDmob and CCA, in particular: the shop staff (especially Jo and Amy), Alex Vikmanis, Lia Wilson and her flyer crew, Jen Sikora, David Meckel, Noah Bartlett, the Blue Marble Movement team, all of our awesome volunteers, and the students of CCA’s San Francisco campus. Thank you!