Volunteer Spotlight: Congratulations Eyasu Neale!

Volunteer Spotlight: Congratulations Eyasu Neale!

Congratulations to Virginia Area Team Volunteer and Youth Ambassador Program Alum Eyasu Neale! Eyasu was recognized by the Loudoun County Environmental Commission as a winner of its first Environmental Excellence Awards.

“The student winner was Eyasu Neale, a Tuscarora High School junior who launched a project to reduce the waste from fast fashion. He curated clothes from Leesburg area thrift stores to put together a fashion show that also raised money for the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter.

“It highlighted for students that clothing can be used longer, used again, thrifted and created or sowed without purchasing from traditional retail stores,”  Bingol said. “This idea was one that he pursued because his family had an exchange student from Kenya who told them about the piles of clothing, that they were receiving in Kenya as a result of all of this fast fashion.””

You can read the full story here!

Learn more about the Youth Ambassador Program here.