TEDxEustis Trash Fashion

TEDx Elizabeth Tran

Elizabeth Tran speaks at TEDxEustis on Trash Fashion Elizabeth was selected as a TEDx speaker and shares her story on sustainability, pageantry, and how she turns trash into fashion. Watch the YouTube video above.

How a Trash Gown Lead my Family on TLC

TLC So Freakin Cheap Trash Fashion Charisma Tran

How a Pageant Garbage Gown Lead me on TLC Furniture packaging dress. This was the dress I wore at Miss Florida, USA. It was first, the evening gown i wore at Miss Florida, USA, 2019, and then it was repurposed into an opening number dress for the following years pageant. It’s not exactly a bubble wrap. […]

Trash Fashion Miss Florida USA

CD Garbage Gown by Elizabeth Tran and Susan Tailors at Miss Florida USA

Why I made my Miss Florida USA gown out of garbage? Competing at Miss Florida USA had been a huge dream of mine that I had to fight myself to do. I was extremely intimidated to compete. The first year I did it, I was lost. I took a gap year off my college and […]

Teens Go Green Global now a 501(c)3

Thank you DLT Law

We are so excited Teens Go Green is now a legally operating 501(c) non-profit organization! Teens Go Green started as a group of volunteers in 2008. Now in 2021, we are excited to welcome a new generation of Teens Go Green members who started out as young volunteers and are now putting together the events. […]

Central Florida Earth Day

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Central Florida Earth Day and Veg Fest One of the first events I attended on behalf of Teens Go Green was Central Florida Earth Day in 2009. I was Miss Central Florida’s Outstanding Teen then, and my mom helped me make a trifold board that shared what Teens Go Green was about. We had a […]

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and GreenWorks Orlando

Buddy Dyer GreenWorks Teens Go Green Elizabeth Tran

When I started Teens Go Green in 2008, one of the first things I did was meet my city’s mayor, Buddy Dyer, as I found out he had a program called GreenWorks Orlando. I wore a shirt made of organic bamboo as I thought that would be fitting for the occasion, and made the pledge […]

Give Kids the World – First Group Outing

By Elizabeth Tran Give Kids the World holds a special place in my heart. I remember when I wanted to be a volunteer there when I was 12 but I was too young unless I went with a group. I was told once again, I was too young to volunteer by another non profit organization. […]

Love Letters Cares – Cards for Kids

By Elizabeth Tran Love Letters Cares was one of the very first organizations I volunteered for. It was created by one of my biggest inspirations growing up in pageants, Kaitlyn Chana. Kaitlyn was tall, smart, well-spoken, and started her own non-profit organization that was very inspiring. She made cards for kids in the hospital that […]