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  • Dumpster Diving Goes Chic

    (PRWEB) March 12, 2003

    EVERYTHING COUNTS. Recovering the sofa, rescuing wood tables, and spiffing up flea market finds all help keep our landfills from piling up with unwanted debris. When did helping the earth become so chic? is holding it’s second annual Trash to Treasure contest challenging crafters and do-it-yourself decorators to enter their best home décor projects using recycled materials.

    The contest begins March 14, and will end on Earth Day, April 22. Ten finalists will be chosen from entries based on creativity, function, and primary use of recycled or repurposed materials to make home décor. On April 23, finalists will be posted to the site for visitors to vote on. One winner, to be announced on Friday, May 2, 2003, will receive a prize package containing craft and decorating products from several sponsoring manufacturers.

    Entries must be received by electronic submission only. Rules for contest, list of prizes and entry form can be found on the site. Simply visit: for more information.

    “Our goal is to bring awareness, in a fun sort of way, that creative people – not just hard core environmentalists – help the earth, ” stated Kelley Taylor, founder of the site. “By recycling used or discarded materials such as furniture, textiles, and other materials to make our home décor, we save energy and resources.”

    Taylor states that refurbishing and revamping old furnishings or architectural salvage helps keep unwanted debris from collecting in landfills, among other earth-friendly benefits. “Repurposing these things cuts down on manufacturing, destroying more trees, and illegal dumping which sometimes disturbs the biodiversity in some areas.”

    Taylor is adamant about showing that crafters and do-it-yourself decorators really can make a difference. “We care about preserving our earth’s natural resources, too,” quips Taylor.

    For more information about the “Trash To Treasure” contest, or, to interview Kelley Taylor, contact her at (203)931-9417. For more ways decorators and crafters can participate or organize their own Earth Day activities, see:

    About Creating Home Decor is a Web site for do-it-yourself decorators and craft enthusiasts containing links, resources, decorating and design information as well as original home decorating craft projects helping to inspire the novice to create their own surroundings. Kelley Taylor, founder of the site, is a craft expert and decorating project designer who has appeared on television, and been published in several magazines, books, and Web sites.

    About Earth Day

    Earth Day is based on the simple philosophy that ordinary people, acting together, can achieve extraordinary things. Every voice counts; every action matters. To learn more about Earth Day, visit the organization’s site at

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