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A fashion show of outfits made entirely out of recycled materials will begin at 7 p.m.
Monday, April 22 on Pine Street. The Haute Trash Fashion Show kicks off the University
of Central Missouri’s Earth Day 365 celebration, a week filled with sustainable activities.
Prior to the fashion show, at 6 p.m. there will be a live band, art show and snacks
provided at discounted prices by local restaurants. The band, Luehrman, Shaffer and
Check, will perform while guests view the art show displayed along the sidewalks
featuring pieces of recycled artwork from local students. Throughout the evening,
downtown restaurants will offer food at tables set up outside for easy access to guests.
Opening remarks will begin at 6:45 p.m. by UCM Provost and Chief Learning Officer
Deborah Curtis and Warrensburg Mayor Don Butterfield.
UCM's fashion merchandising program acquired many of the outfits
appearing in the fashion show from designers in Los Angeles, Calif. Some of the fashion
students will be designing their own pieces to be showcased on the runway.
If there is inclement weather, the fashion show will be moved to the Union Ballroom.
Marideth Sisco and the Blackberry Winter Band will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
April 23 in the Hart Recital Hall.
The band, which is known for its work in the Oscar nominated movie Winter’s Bone with Best
Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence, features folk and Ozark Hill music. The live performance will
include original and traditional tunes. Additionally, Emeritus Professor of UCM John Hess will
provide a backdrop of his natural images ranging from panoramas to microscopic photos adding to
A panel discussion from business women who all are currently managing eco-friendly businesses
will gather at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in Union 237 to share eco-friendly practices in the
professional setting with attendees. Prior to the panel discussion there will be a luncheon held at noon.
To attend the luncheon a ticket is required. Tickets can be obtained through reservations made by
emailing Dr. Bax. After the luncheon, the panel will elaborate on the measures that their businesses
take to be more sustainable. All of the women on the panel are currently managing eco-friendly
businesses. The luncheon will give attendees an opportunity to learn about innovative ideas and ask
questions about how to run a more sustainable business from the experts.
To register for this event, click here.
Enjoy an afternoon of yoga on the President’s lawn at noon Friday, April 26. Suzy Latare, who received
a Master’s in Environmental Science at the University of Central Missouri, will lead the session. Members
of the UCM community are encouraged to attend the 45-minute session to help practice mindfulness in a
peaceful environment. For those interested, bring yoga mats and have a relaxing lunch break.
The Citizens for Environmental Awareness and the University of Central Missouri invite all members
of the community out to Mitchell Street Farm Saturday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. for the “What Can I Do?”
event. Participants will learn how to live a more sustainable lifestyle, with presentations and activities
covering topics such as how to grow your own food, traveling sustainably, container planting and even
an alpaca exhibit. The day is full of things to do for children and adults. The day will also include a
proclamation about future efforts for the American Heart Association by the mayor and the opportunity
to plant white fringe trees on behalf of the Warrensburg Tree Board.