I am working on a course project, “Stand On Your Own”, in which I hope to encourage single parents to create Eco-friendly product that they could sell at stalls offered to them by non-profit organizations.
Stand On Your Own
a project to empower single parents
I am taking an online course, “Leading Strategic Innovation in
Organizations”, through Coursera. It is conducted by instructor David
A. Owens of Vanderbilt University.
I am required to submit my course project and I have used an image
found on your website. The project I am working on is “Stand On
Your Own”, in which I hope to encourage single parents to create
eco-friendly product that they could sell at stalls offered to them by
You can view how I have used your image in my course work at the
I will remove the image used if it is not acceptable to you.
However, if the idea I have envisioned for “Stand On Your Own”
resonates with you, I hope to hear from you soon on how you would
like to adopt it in your own community.
Do an online search
Isn’t that an airplane propeller?
Search “upcycled bicycle parts” to
Discover things you can make
out of bicycle parts.
Refashioned! Once loved items.
Will this sell?
Will these sell?
Broken pots and old toys?
Art from menstrual blood?
Wow! You decide.
How to motivate a start?
Share success stories
Carrie creates something to remember
your loved ones by.
Create something unique?
This mouse is dead but Jeanie is able
to make it looks cute and alive again.
RagBag is a company that sells fashionable bags
and organizers made by a group of people in
India. These are crafted out of plastic bags and
old cotton sari they collected.
Julie Thompson paints on feathers that
her mother's peacocks shed.
Eli Reich, who rides to work, clear the used bicycle-tire
inner tubes that were lying around his house
by making messenger bag out of them. It is now a
Teabag Art Cards
Kim Henkel create cards out of teabags.
Do a search on Pinterest for “teabag art” and
you will find many ways to create with them.
A portrait of your family painted inside a bottle.
Artists in China make a living doing that.
Often seen in
Art from tree roots and coconut husks.
Or sold online
Crafting Material from Nature
There are thousands of natural
products that world cultures use
for beads and decoration.
with Tropical Seeds
Underprivileged members of eHomemakers
create baskets out of rolled newspaper.
Would your company
consider getting them
to give away as
Start a Community Project
for single parents
-donate things for them to sell or to upcycle
-join their classes
-support their business
-be a mentor
-adopt or share the idea
How would you
work on this?
Would you buy Eco-friendly
product made by single parents?
Write to let me know:
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