We are REALLY keen to find a couple of performers to help us pull off an amazing event at Patagonia on the 11th of July.
We run ALCAS (Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society) events every second month for our members and the general public to discuss ways that life cycle assessment (LCA) can be used to determine the environmental and social impact attributable to goods and services. We are hoping that the July event will be really fun, and help us engage with a range of people who would not normally be part of ALCAS (and who probably don’t know much about LCA)….this is where you come in J
Patagonia have just launched their Common Threads programme which aims to help customers reduce, reuse, and ultimately, recycle their clothing. Rather than a PowerPoint presentation, we had the idea of actors emerging from the audience (flash mob style) to act out “A Tale of Two T-Shirts”. This would involve depicting the manufacture, use and disposal of two t-shirts (one organic, local, etc and the other production farmed, overseas produced, etc). The real point of all of this would be that you can’t tell the real impact of a shirt without taking a life cycle approach, and that recycling at the end of the shirts’ life makes a real difference (which feeds into what Patagonia will be talking about).
We are thinking that the performance would be 10-15 minutes and involve 4-5 people is a shirt-showdown. We have already prepared a broad plan for the performance and I am keen to help with the “script”. I was thinking that we could put some of the “facts” up on screen so you don’t have to remember too much stuff, and to keep the theatre sports style intact. We are also really keen to hear your thoughts and what you think will work.
Patagonia will be videoing the event and putting it up on their website, so there will hopefully be some expose for you and footage that you can use for your own promotion.
Please let me know if you or any of your colleagues would be interested in getting involved.