This year, LU Middle School students were encouraged to take part in our "Upcycle Project". Upcycling involves reusing an item in such a way that its value is increased. Upcycling, also known as creative re-use, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, and useless or unwanted products, into new materials or products of better quality or even for better environmental value. The Upcycling Fair was planned to encourage students and community to find ways to reduce the amount of garbage thrown into landfills. The main goal of this project is to inspire students to “use what you’ve got,” which is really what society needs to do more, as well as move away from the constant buying new things and spending money. We need to make full use of resources we already have, rather than using them once and discarding them.