Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 5:05 p.m.
The saying goes that one man's trash is another man's treasure, and the Clark County School District is asking its students to take it to heart as part of the 2011 Fashion Trashion Environmental Contest.
The rules are simple: students should create outfits "made entirely out of materials that would otherwise be thrown away," the district said in a news release.
Entries should be "interesting, fashionable and useable," the district said. For some inspiration, check out this video from last year's event.
Each school will hold its own Fashion Trashion show and select three representatives for the 2011 Environmental Youth Summit at the College of Southern Nevada on May 21.
Winners will be chosen from the high school, middle school and elementary school groups at the summit.
The contest is sponsored by NV Energy, Plastic Free Ocean, College of Southern Nevada, Jet World Recyclers, America's Schools Program and the CCSD School-Community Partnership Program.
For more information, call 702-799-6560 or 702-651-4068.