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Students Help Charter School with Recycled Fashion Show

Green Fashion ShowOn Saturday, April 16 from 6-9 p.m., Seven Generations Charter School will host the Sustainable Style Fashion Show, a fundraising event to benefit the school. Cedar Crest senior communication major Dannah Hartman and Cedar Crest College’s student-run Art Society have collaborated in order to put together the event, which will focus on a fashion show that features recycled/eco-friendly designs.

For the past couple of years, the Art Society at Cedar Crest has been putting together a go-green fashion show as part of the campus Earth Day celebration. As an editor of The Crestiad, Hartman had the opportunity to cover the show the year it started and thought back to the positive experience with the designers when brainstorming for her senior project.

“I knew I wanted to plan an event that would in some way raise awareness for environmental issues as well as benefit an organization that works towards the promotion and education of sustainability, and I immediately thought of Art Society’s recycled fashion show,” said Hartman. “It’s been amazing to bring together these two great organizations—Lindsey Wagner and Gabrielle Buzgo of Art Society have both been so helpful and the people at Seven Generations have been so excited about this fundraiser,” said Hartman.

“The Art Society is really excited to be getting the opportunity to work with Dannah Hartman and Seven Generations Charter School for this event. This will be the third year that we’ve done a sustainable fashion show and it’s so great to see that the event continues to evolve each year,” said Lindsey Wagner, President of Art Society.

Founded in 2009, Seven Generations is a charter school in the East Penn School District in which students from every grade engage in activities focused on sustainable living, environmental stewardship, and respect for the planet and all living things. The school uses an approach to learning known as “EIC” which stands for “using the Environment as an Integrated Context for learning.”

Cedar Crest College students and other students across the Lehigh Valley are contributing to the designing and modeling aspect as well as students from Seven Generations. In addition to the fashion show, the night will feature a silent auction of framed student artwork from fourth and fifth grade classes. Refreshments are also available.

Tickets are $15 each, and all proceeds benefit Seven Generation Charter School. Tickets can be purchased at Seven Generations Charter School located at 154 East Minor Street in Emmaus and also by contacting Dannah Hartman at . Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door the night of the event.