Wednesday, March 30, 2011

NEW AmeriCorps VISTA Position with SAVE!!

In an effort to continually provide for and meet the needs of the Helena community, S.A.V.E. has developed a new project to address public transit and non-motorized & alternative transportation in the area. Our AmeriCorps VISTA project has been approved and we are now accepting applications. To apply please see our posting: S.A.V.E. Foundation - Transportation - MLSA -2011 on the website and create an AmeriCorps application.

Thank you, and we are extremely excited for this new project!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Clever Ways to Reuse Your Refuse

Rethink what you call garbage the next time you're throwing away your trash. Jennifer McGahan, a former Billings native and Montana State University student, has started a business in Sidney by creating art pieces and fashion accessories out of material that most people would just throw away. McGahan has created everything from purses, children's clothing, satchels, notebooks, baskets, bracelets and more. Every piece she creates is one-of-a kind work of art.

Jennifer produces her works with materials that she finds in her community everyday. Her coworkers have even started collecting their own trash to see if she can find something useful from it. From old cross-stitching projects, scrap quilting fabric, dog food bags, broken glass, cigarette butts and more, McGahan finds uses for much of what she comes across while searching through others trash, giving it a second life instead of going to a landfill. McGahan is currently stocking up her projects, she is looking to launch her own website. She will also have a craft booth at a local community market 'Art in the Park' this summer to sell her wares.

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