Skraptacular participated in the annual shearing of the heather at Fort Tryon Park on April 13th, this past Saturday. This celebration takes place every year and honors Scottish heritage and Fort Tryon's heather gardens. Skraptacular was there to raise awareness and get people to contribute to a tapestry made of plastic that we are weaving in preparation for Earth Day. Our tapestry is called, the "Skraptacular Tapestry of No Away." No away refers to people's misconception that they can just "throw things away," when in reality it all piles up at a landfill for generations. Participants used recycled plastic materials, and weaved them into the tapestry. Not only is this the Skraptacular Tapestry of No Away, but also, this relates to the idea of a Scottish tartan!
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Michelle Del Guercio, a sensitive and intuitive medical, lifestyle and portrait photographer, is passionate about shooting all types of people and their environments.
Obsessed with seeking out the truth in a frozen moment, Michelle has been living and breathing photography for the past 15 years. She is now embarking on a new endeavor which she plans on dovetailing with her photography. She is starting a non-profit called Skraptacular, an exciting eco-education program that brings community together by imagining a waste-free world.
She is inspired by nature and dedicated to sustainable living, using every opportunity to incorporate these elements into her life as well as her work as a photographer.