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American High Hosts Reuse Booth at Maker Faire

Re:Use Team Proudly Display Maker BadgesRe:Use Team Proudly Display Maker BadgesThe American High Re:Use Team hosted a booth at the 2012 Maker Faire held at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds May 19 & 20, sildenafil 2012.

Team members taught attendees how to make rugs and potholders from used t-shirts and sold jewlery made from spent gift cards.

The San Jose Mercury News estimates that over 120,000 people attended the Faire just on Saturday.

Every aspect of the student booth highlighted re-use: weaving frames were made from re-purposed paper-making screens; price labels on rugs were printed on hand-made recycled paper.

The Re:Use team is led by science teacher Candy Sykes who uses themes of sustainability to illustrate concepts in science classes on campus.

Roberta Miller, a reuse expert at, praised the students and their booth, "It is inspiring to see students making a difference through making things. They were my favorite booth at the entire Maker Fair."