Fast Fashion: #2 Polluter in the World
Thursday, April 13 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Come learn about the issues with fast fashion at the LWVE April Morning Meeting on Thursday, April 13. Heidi Blum, a Minnesota GreenCorps member will speak on Fast Fashion: #2 Polluter in the World.
Blum is a Minnesota GreenCorps member serving in the City of Edina on waste reduction, recycling and organics. She recently earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and her chief areas of interest are waste reduction, habitat protection and restoration of native plantings. Blum wants to focus on educating the public on practical steps and best practices they can take to be part of the climate solution instead of the problem.
Fast fashion has changed what many people buy and wear, who is making clothing, and where clothing is made. It has reduced the prices people pay for garments. But what is its true cost? Blum will discuss what fast fashion is, how it is hurting our environment, the current state of legislation for the fashion industry, and steps people can take to avoid or eliminate their own participation in fast fashion.