Management: Sustainability Upcycling

I have been in the sustainability group since 10th grade when I joined Yokohama International School. Since then I have been observing how the creator of the group leads, these are something I noticed:

  1. Respect
  2. Organized
  3. Able to offer help to anyone = accountability
  4. Always answers e-mails on time
  5. Positive Attitude
  6. Patience
  7. Prioritization
  8. Flexible
  9. Effective Decision Making
  10. Creative

So I changed my work attitude to meet these criteria’s. Now I felt I was finally ready to take on a management position.

At the end of the year, we want to have a fashion show and other projects, so the sustainability group split up into groups, advocacy, and fashion/up-cycling. I stepped up and now I am managing the up-cycling group. So my group and I went searching through bins of used clothing and took some pieces out that I saw had potential. So at this moment, we are transforming an old lab coat (that was missing a chunk) into a bomber jacket.

We have been doing other little upcycling projects along the lab coat, and at the end of the year, we are able to host a fashion show, displaying the pieces of clothing we have upcycled.

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