Marble Us, a YouTube video production team of UNIST, recently held a flea market to sell upcycled tote bags, along with eco-friendly dishwashing sponges they made from recycled materials.
Marvel Us is a YouTube channel, run by Professor Sarah Kang (Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering) and a group of UNIST students who are interested in environmental health and climate change issues. They have been creating and uploading YouTube content and experiential campaigns that aim to encourage people to practice environmental protection in their daily lives. For instance, in their campaigns, they bring their own to-go containers for meals to take home, install icepack collecting boxes, and even donate those icepacks to nearby restaurants. The goal is to get the viewers involved with their efforts.
Held under the theme of ‘Banners Make Man,’ this is the last event of the year by Marbl Us. As the theme suggests, the main item of this year’s flea market is upcycling abandoned banners or signs on campus. Used event banners have been recreated into eco-friendly reusable bags and pouches with the help of students from Kyungsung University’s design department. At the event, eco-friendly dishwashing sponges made from loofah plants, as well as tote bags, recycling the graduation works, created by design students of Kyungsung University also went on sale. A total of 101,000 KRW has been raised and will be used towards the production of Marble US videos on YouTube.
“We plan on hosting regular plogging events that allow people to work on their health while keeping the environment clean,” said Professor Kang. “This will help encourage the UNIST community to participate in the Marble US activities with an open heart.”