I am a professional eco-entertainer. I tour the world (Australia, Canada, Japan, Spain, Portugal, UAE, and all over the United States) teaching kids about their connection to the natural world through eco-entertainment. I've done this since 1984. I use any method I can find to make the subject of our environment fun and interesting to kids. I have a natural talent for connecting with kids and I use magic tricks (usually made of trash), music (a cigar box guitar - made of an old cigar box), and tons of funny stuff (a giant diaper is a crowd favorite) to get kids excited about their connection to the environment.
From the beginning of my career, I've always felt that if we give kids good science based information, they'll make great decisions about how they effect the environment. I would say my style is... kinda' kooky.
Environmental Educator of the Year - EEAA - 2011 Trash and Recycle Show - RC&D Outstanding Project - 2007 Top Green Comedian - MNN - Mother Nature Network - 2007
BA - Theatre - University of North Alabama
Steve Trash has entertained over 25 million people since 1984. He's appeared in theatres, fairs, and festivals all over the world including: Japan, Australia, Canada, Portugal, Spain and the UAE. He's appeared on CBS, ESPN, CNBC, HLN, and VH1. He's been written about in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CBS Marketwatch, Film Threat, Movie Maker Magazine, Alabama Business Magazine, and Boxing News. He has appeared at the world famous MAGIC CASTLE in Hollywood, California, was a featured guest on LeVar Burton's READING RAINBOW Magic Week, MAKER FAIRE Kansas City, The ENCONTROS MAGICOS Street Magic Festival in Coimbra, Portugal. He was the featured green magic entertainment at the 2011 - KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL - Great American Cleanup" national kickoff in Times Square - New York City. He's been seen on the cover of the kids' magazine THE WEEKLY READER and the "green issue" of MAGIC MAGAZINE. In 2011 - Steve Trash was awarded the Environmental Educator of the Year Award Winner by EEAA. He's a founding board member of Keep The Shoals Beautiful and is a lifetime member of the Alabama Association for Environmental Education. His TRASH and RECYCLE SHOW won the statewide Outstanding Project Award presented by RC&D in 2007. And his KIDS MAKING BETTER CHOICES video (which he wrote, produced, and starred in) won the award in 2009. Also in 2007 MNN - Mother Nature Network added him to their list of "top eco-comedians". In 2009 – he created the worlds first GREEN MAGIC SET (made of renewable bamboo and rubber tree wood) and licensed it Imagiplay Toys. The set made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. It won the American Specialty Retailers Associations "Share of the Fair" list of outstanding toys. It's also in the world famous illusionist – David Copperfield's personal collection of magic collectables. In 2013 - Steve Trash and Kelvin Holly released - The Trash Tunes – green songs for cool kids and grownups. Serving as an eco-consultant, his brainstorming lead to the creation of THE RECYCLE CYCLE (a mobile recycling edu-station), the LITTER CHAMP CHALLENGE TROPHY (a traveling trophy to promote school campus litter prevention), and the stream-lining of N-HARMONY WITH NATURE (a waste-litter-free outdoor event program) created by Judy Hood, Music Preservation Society, and Keep The Shoals Beautiful. Always on the search to broaden his brand and teach the world to understand "green" just a little better, Steve and his professional musician friend Kelvin Holly (Amazing Rhythm Aces, Little Richard Band, Pegi Young and the Survivors) wrote, produced and recorded an entire album of green themed songs – The Trash Tunes – in 2013. In 2014 Jane Velez-Mitchell (of Headline News & CNN) profiled Steve's work teaching kids around the world about the environment and ecology on her show. In 2014 Steve appeared on the Green Stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Oregon. His appearance was sponsored by the Ashland Sustainability Commission. Steve was also green waaaay before green was cool! He actually lives in a green home in the tiny hamlet of Frog Pond, Alabama. The house is earth birmed – (partially underground utilizing the temperature of the earth to regulate the temperature of the house), is designed for thermal mass insulation, features many reduced energy consumption appliances, has a composting bathtub in his backyard and has a 21 panel TEN K SOLAR RAIS WAVE photovoltaic array in his front yard.