Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Recycle Brevard: One More Year

Another year to celebrate! Recycle Brevard just turned three.

Like anyone on their birthday, on an anniversary we should take a moment to look back and review our efforts, recognize our challenges, and balance it out to answer the question: are we on the right track?

That is when we received an unexpected gift: an email from a mentor for a local group of students. The email went on to explain that "one of my mentees (Lauren) found your website while searching for information on recycling and the environment. I just wanted to let you know that your information has been a big help to us!"

Thank you for the email and thank you, Lauren. That was wonderful to read and validates the reason why we started Recycle Brevard.


Recycle Brevard was created from a desire to share information to motivate more people to embrace the 3R's - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, but then it became much more.

We saw the need to bring the message and promote "hands-on" experiences to the community so others would realize what they could do and how important that would be for the environment and our lives.

From the premise that every positive action, no matter how small, makes an impact and inspires others, we feel it is essential that everyone understands the influence that their actions have on our natural resources and how they can live in harmony with our great big world. That added a whole new depth to the role Recycle Brevard took upon itself.

In order to be able to do more, in 2013 we incorporated as a not-for-profit. That alone comes with its own set of new challenges and new opportunities -- oh, yeah, they normally come together if we pay attention -- and we are ready to tackle them all.


One more year and growing stronger. We are looking forward to what our fourth year will bring.

Cheers and...

Recycle Brevard!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

We want your WINE CORKS!


Recycle Brevard and Viera High School Art Department are working together again in another Make Art, Not Trash! project now reusing wine corks.

We are collecting corks in our community and are very thankful for the support of various businesses that are collecting for us and serving as a drop-off location in our community.

The first place to get on board with this project was The Green Marketplace in Cocoa. Back in December when we announced the project, they agreed in collecting corks for us. They are open Fridays and Saturdays, 10am - 5pm.

This past week, Total Wine & More of Viera joined the effort and agreed in placing a collection bin in their store by the exit door where anyone can drop off their wine corks during store open hours (normally 9am - 10pm, but check their page for the official schedule).

So you starting on January 24, 2014 we have two locations where you can drop off your wine corks: in Cocoa, at The Green Marketplace (3910 N Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32926  Phone: 321-536-1410), and in Viera, at Total Wine & More (2302 Harnett Drive - Melbourne, FL 32940 Phone: 321-637-9844). Corks will be used by Viera High School Art students.


 
Local restaurants, like Murdock's Southern Bistro in Cocoa Village, Pizza Gallery and Grill, The Melting Pot, and World of Beer in Viera  are also saving their own corks and will be donating to us.

Stay tuned for more details on this project!

If you would like to collect wine corks for us or be a collection/drop-off location, please contact us at info@RecycleBrevard.org. We appreciate your support!

Recycle Brevard!


Friday, January 10, 2014

What goes in the Recycling Carts

Brevard County Solid Wast Department has a list posted on their website of what can be placed in the recycling carts. If you are not sure, check it out.


Notice that the list includes now plastic yogurt containers and butter tubs instead of only plastic bottles. This is a step forward in recycling more types of plastic that were normally disposed of in the regular garbage.

Recycle Brevard!



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