Saturday, December 22, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Online Trading, Swapping, and Donating

Online swapping is nothing new (http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/perfi/tips/2010-12-18-toys-swap_N.htm), but what are some sites that can be used to find what one is looking for?

If you have electronics that you do not use any longer, you can try Trade2Save, "a used electronics marketplace where you can get paid for your old gadgets. [Trade2Save makes] it easy to resell all those used electronics and media. Cell phones, PDA's, MP3 player, GPS units, laptops, gaming consoles, video games, and dvd's--if it works, it can be bought and reused and you get paid to be responsible." On their website they "promise you the best trade-in price plus you get a 4% bonus in Green Points for being green," so maybe it is worth checking it out.

For kids clothing, you can look at http://www.thredup.com that is like an online consignment store. They claim to be "the easiest way to save on great kids clothing brands, and hand down outgrown clothes for cash," and here is how they explain it works:
  • Browse thousands of like-new kids clothing items, which [they]'ve hand-selected and certified for quality. You'll find all your favorite brands discounted up to 80% off year-round. Shop »
  • And when your child outgrows clothing, simply fill up a thredUP bag and put it on your doorstep. thredUP covers the shipping, and pays you for every item we can hand down to other moms.
Those two sites are for selling second-hand items. If you are looking for a real swap, SwapMammas is the place to go for kid items. "Swapmamas is free to all. No middleman. No warehouse. No fees. You choose what you want to swap, who you want to swap with, and how you want to ship. The only thing you pay is the cost to ship your package to a friend. (And if that's not an option for you, join a local group and bypass shipping all together!)" There is no selling or buying, just swapping. They are also on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SwapMamas).

On Facebook you may be able to find other alternatives more local to you, like the Space Coast Mom's Swap, Shop & Talk for Brevard County residents. It currently has over 1,500 members and a separate group for swapping clothing, shoes and costumes.

Another group on Facebook that actually meets once a month to swap stuff is The Really Really Free Market (RRFM) of Melbourne/Palm Bay, Florida. It has 350 members now that are invited to meet from 1 to 3 pm on the last Sunday of each month at Holmes Park, 914 Melbourne Avenue, Melbourne. (Often called Manatee Park).

Freecycle.org is also an alternative to look for and offer items. On their site you can find a location near you, become a member, and get started. "The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,082 groups with 9,250,984 members around the world. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free."  

If you are interested in donating to schools and teachers' projects, you can use Donors Choose to see what projects are listed and towards which one you would like to contribute. DonorsChoose.org describe themselves as "an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need." On the site,  "public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests [...], and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you. When a project reaches its funding goal, [DonorsChoose.org] ships the materials to the school. You'll get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you'll also receive hand-written thank-yous from the students."


The options are out there -- and I bet there are still others -- and will be up to you to choose which ones would be best for you to try. I have used Freecyle and have been to our local RRFM. I sometimes donate directly to our local Goodwill, which could also be part of the above list.

So happy trading, swapping, or donating and...

Recycle Brevard!


Friday, December 14, 2012

Where can CFL be Taken to be Recycled?


CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs contain mercury and are considered hazardous waste. The United States Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, "recommends that consumers take advantage of available local options for recycling CFLs, fluorescent bulbs and other bulbs that contain mercury, and all other household hazardous wastes, rather than disposing of them in regular household trash. [...] Recycling prevents the release of mercury into the environment [that] CFLs and other fluorescent bulbs [would release] when [breaking while] thrown into a dumpster, trash can or compactor, or when they end up in a landfill or incinerator." (http://www.epa.gov/cfl/cflrecycling.html)

An environmental-conscious friend of mine asked me where she could recycle her burned-out CFL bulbs. I found out that in Brevard County, we can take them to the landfill location that accepts hazardous waste at 2250 Adamson Road - Cocoa, FL 32926 - (321) 635-7954 or call Waste Management at 636-6894 or 723-4455 to order a FREE "Vapor Lok" bag (http://www.brevardcounty.us/SolidWaste/RecyclingInformation) that takes five days to be delivered. Once WM drops off the bag, you keep it until is full. Once it is full, you should call the same numbers for the bag to be picked up, also within five days.

Other alternatives listed at http://search.earth911.com, site of Earth911, Inc., "a for-profit wholly owned subsidiary of Infinity Resources Holdings Corporation that specializes in providing consumers with accessible and actionable recycling information across the country," were: Batteries Plus, Lowes, and Home Depot.

I called Lowes in Rockledge, (321) 631-0696, and they informed me that they always have a bin by Customer Services where fluorescent light bulbs, including CFLs, can be dropped off and they will take care of properly disposing of them.

Next time your bulb burns out, you now have an idea about where to go or where to look for places to drop them off. If you can't find a place to recycle your CFLs, EPA recommends to check "if your state or local environmental regulatory agency permits you to put used or broken CFLs in the regular household trash, [and if they do,] seal the bulb in a plastic bag and put it into the outside trash for the next normal trash collection."

Recycle Brevard!


Monday, July 16, 2012

On Recycling Plastic # 6

In my previous blog post The Challenges of Recycling Plastic #6 I mentioned contacting Robert Dishman for more information. On July 15, 2012 I received an email from him informing the following:

"Yes, we do have a mail-in recycling program for #6 plastics.  [...]  Our plant address is:

2001 Leestown Road
Frankfort KY 40601

We also accept EPS as well as normal rigid PS #6."

There! There is still an option for plastic # 6.

If you would like to learn more about NextLife programs, you may contact Robert Dishman, executive vice-president, Global Supply Chain at 6800 Broken Sound Parkway, Suite 300 Boca Raton, Florida 33487.

His numbers are:
Houston Office (832) 482-2592
Florida Office (561) 245-2592
Cell (832) 585-6799


And his email is Robert.Dishman@nextlife.com (www.nextlife.com)

Recycle Brevard!

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Challenges of Recycling Plastic #6

Recycling plastic containers in general can be quite a challenge for the variety of kinds there are. In the Tips on Recycling Plastic Containers Earth911 article, they list those kinds by identification number and stress one of the most important rules of recycling: "First, check with your local recycling program to know which types of plastics you can recycle in your bin or at a drop-off location."

Recycling Styrofoam (i.e. #6 - PS Polystyrene) may be difficult and costly. In addition, some advise completely against its use because, as All Recycling Facts points out, "in its production process, a carcinogenic chemical known as benzene is used. Due to the presence of benzene in Styrofoam, it is inevitable that food in direct contact with the Styrofoam food packaging would be affected. This has been one of the main reasons why over 20 cities in the United States have banned the use of Styrofoam."

In Brevard we still use Styrofoam and do not have any recycling programs that I know of that will take plastic #6. Publix, besides plastic bags (#2 and #4), clean ziploc bags (#4), and medicine bottles, takes clean foam egg cartons and vegetable trays, but no cups, plates, etc. And if you place plastic containers in the recycle bin of your curbside collection program, chances are they will end up in the landfill. That seems to be true for a lot of counties as not many places seem to recycle plastic #6 yet. But the trend tells us that change is on the way.

Earth911 reports in its 2009 360: Recycling Plastic #6 article that "some cities and manufacturers are [...] initiating programs specifically geared toward polystyrene recycling, and its recycling rate continues to grow. According to a report by the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (AFPR), more than 65 million pounds of expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging were recycled in 2007, while the number grew to 69 million pounds in 2008."

The EPS Industry Alliance says on its recycling page that they "developed a nationwide collection infrastructure of more than 200 collection sites to support recycling efforts." There is a list of drop-off locations that includes Florida, but none in Brevard County. They have created a mail-in program "that allows virtually anyone with smaller quantities of foam packaging access to EPS recycling," but the closest location to Brevard residents as printed in their list of mail-back locations would be Georgia.

In searching the internet, I came across APS Recycling which "provide[s] cost effective recycling solutions [...] to remove [...] plastic scrap so [businesses] are compliant with the environmental standards created by the Environmental Protection Agency." That sounds like a solution strictly for businesses, not individuals.

I also came to read about Dart's recycling programs. "Dart encourages the recycling of foam cups and foam foodservice products by offering three options: The CARE Program for large operators; Recycla-Pak, a mail-back recycling program for small operators; and drop-off locations for the general public throughout the United States." There are drop-off locations in Florida -- Deerfield Beach and Plant City -- but none in our area.

As an alternative for Brevard residents on How to Get Rid of Styrofoam, I searched through 1-800-Recycling and found a couple of companies listed as recyclers of various types of plastic that I called to check: East Coast Paper Stock in Rockledge - (321) 636-1741, which will accept rigid plastics (like buckets, toys, etc.) but no #6; Progressive Recycling in Cocoa - (321) 632-6341, which only recycle plastic bottles.

The only other way of recycling #6 that I found is through a mail-in program listed at Earth911. It is called Nextlife and it takes plastic #6. The contact information listed is 2001 Leestown Road Frankfort, KY 40601 - (561) 245-2592 for Robert Dishman (robert.dishman@nextlife.com). I sent him an email to learn more about the program and will report back once I hear from him.

Update
Thank you for Mr. Dishman for the reply. This is the email I received back from Nextlife:


Yes we do have a mail in recycling program for #6 plastics.  We may also suggest contacting your local recycling company to utilize NextLife as the end market in your municipality.

Our plant address is:
2001 Leestown Road
Frankfort KY 40601

We also accept EPS as well as normal rigid PS #6.

Robert Dishman
Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain
6800 Broken Sound Parkway, Suite 300 Boca Raton, Florida 33487

Houston Office (832) 482-2592
Florida Office (561) 245-2592
Cell (832) 585-6799
E-mail: Robert.Dishman@nextlife.com     www.nextlife.com


Recycle Brevard!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Back to Farmer's Markets

Yesterday we were back at the Brevard County Farmer's Market. Between trips and other events we have not been able to be at the market every first Thursday of the month. But we are back, and even if it is not on the first Thursday, we will be going to bring information and reusable items.


This week we gave away plastic containers to the Green Flamingo Organics and egg cartons to Funky Chicken Farm. We also talked to some folks who had questions on recycling. Some even took the county's literature home to review. The Recyclopedia was welcome by them.

It was good to be back at the market. In June we should be able to be back there on the third Thursday. We will create an event on Facebook to confirm.

Tomorrow we will be at the Suntree Outdoor Marketplace (which is now indoors) from 9am to probably 12pm. If you have a chance, stop by to say hi!

Recycle Brevard!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Our Second Preschool

Today we took our program to Coral Reef Academy in Palm Bay. We ran the program for 21 four and five year old children who enthusiastically participated in the presentation. It was a big group but we were able to get them involved and excited about reusing and recycling.

The story we read captivated them, but singing "we will recycle!" was the highlight. They carried on singing even after we were done with the activity -- and that is great!

We hope they take that enthusiasm home and help their families to get more into reusing and recycling.

Recycle Brevard!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First Day of the Program

Our first program was as Mustard Seed Kidz Preschool. My daughter (and assistant) and I worked with a group of 14 adorable four-year-olds who were attentively listening while we talked about materials that can be reused and recycled in our county.

They were eager to participate and all raised their hands when it was time to place an item on the recycle board.

During story time they listened, and answered and asked questions. The song at the end -- we will recycle! -- was a hit among the little ones in that group. That should help them remember what they should do with paper, glass, cardboard, metal, and plastic bottles. "Don’t Throw That Away!" as the book we read goes.

A letter to parents that includes a family activity on reusing and a list of items that can be recycled in their city was left with the teacher so the information is sent home and gets to families too. That way everyone knows what to do and...

Recycle Brevard!

Educational Program Coming to Preschools

We developed a special program for schools (pre-kindergarten through third grade) to bring information on recycling to young children in a fun, hands-on way. The program -- called "We will Recycle!" -- includes reading a story, doing an activity together, and making a badge.


We have presented part of this program at the Autism Awareness Festival 2012 on April 29, 2012. Today we will be visiting our first preschool, Mustard Seed Kidz, to do the full program with them. My daughter will be assisting me and helping the children with the activities.

I am very excited about this and hope other schools will show interest in the program too. Children of this age are naturally curious, inquisitive, and interested in learning everything about the world. They are the best partners we could ask for to eliminate bad habits and make changes toward a more sustainable community.

We are doing this on a volunteer basis and would like to visit more schools. We would love to come to your school if you have the time and are interested in covering the topic with your students. To learn more, please contact us at info@RecycleBrevard.org.

Feel free to pass on this information to anyone you think might be interested.

Recycle Brevard!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Recycling at the Autism Awareness Festival

Recycle Brevard was invited by Space Coast Early Intervention Center to participate in the Autism Awareness Festival this year and do a demonstration on recycling.

Set up started at 9am. We had informational material for the table, a craft (weaving plastic bottles,) and a game (bottle-cap tossing) for the kids to have fun while learning about reusing and recycling. It was very windy and our poster board (made out of a cardboard box) was hard to stand on the table.



The festival was from 10am to 2pm and a lot of families passed by. Cyclists also came by after cycling in the Cycle Jam cycling event that was also held at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT.) Both events were to benefit SCEIC.

At the table we collected a lot of recyclables, mainly cans and bottles. That was another opportunity to educate residents since some tried to place plastic cups, paper cups, straws, and napkins in the bin. Another chance to go over what can be recycled in Brevard County.

We were also making pinch bowls out of plastic bottles and ribbons. That was a good activity for the children to work on their fine motor skills. Student volunteers helped with that (and also with holding the poster boards on the table...) One boy did the craft and then placed it in the recycle bin -- that's right; that is where plastic bottles should go! But I rescued that one out of the bin.

A parent volunteer came to help and she took the bottle-cap-tossing game to the grassy area next to the bounce house and crafts tent. All children got stickers for trying and they celebrated the caps they tossed into the half-bottles affixed to the board.  A simple game that made a lot of them smile.

At 11am was the demonstration. A few kids gathered around to listen to a story (Why should I recycle? by Jen Green) and help separating the garbage into recyclables and trash. It was the first time we did an activity like that, but I am sure it will not be the last.

Towards the end of the day Easter Seals Florida, Debbie Danner, approached me with the idea of having a presentation at their facility to bring information and activities to the adults who utilize their vocational services in Palm Bay. Let's see how things develop and maybe we can create a program for them.

For many reasons, it was a very good day and the rain came down just at the right time: right after the event was over and most tables were put away. We do not get that lucky every day!

Recycle Brevard!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Celebrating Earth Day



Nothing you do is too small. Every year since 1970, April 22 is Earth Day. A day to reflect, rethink, re-evaluate actions, and redirect efforts to a better way of doing things in general, taking into account the impact our actions will have on the environment and, ultimately, our own lives. Realize that no action is too small...

Make this day a day to start changing habits, adding positive changes to your routines. Participate in a local event, plant a tree, go on a bike ride, pick up trash you find on the beach, volunteer with Keep Brevard Beautiful, go for a picnic, take a reusable bag to the supermarket, get children involved, visit a park with your family, do a green project at home, recycle more, reuse even more! All of it counts, whatever you are willing to do makes a difference. And today is a good day to start.

Happy Earth Day!

Recycle Brevard!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

From Rejects to Art Supply

Judith Mayer, a fellow member of Keep Brevard Beautiful Central Chapter, one day called me to share that she had found a company in Cocoa that was willing to donate its production scraps and rejects as long as the material was picked up at their facility. The company is Elastec/American Marine and the material is styrofoam (different shapes and kinds) and rope, in other words, non-recyclable materials.


I contacted Viera High School Art teacher Susan West and Manatee Elementary Art teacher Ashley Heribacka. They both showed interest in receiving the material to use in their classes.

Last Thursday, April 12th, I followed Judith to Elastec and picked up fours big bags of styrofoam and two piles of rope that filled up my car. Two bags of foam got delivered to Manatee on Friday and the rest will be going to Viera High this week.

I sent an email to Brevard's Reuse Center (Reusable Resources Adventure Center - RRAC) to see if they would be interested in collecting the scraps/rejects too. There is so much of the rejects that we could avoid adding to our landfills and so many other teachers that could benefit from using them in their classes that would be a shame if they do not get re-purposed through a channel like RRAC.

It will not be the end of styrofoam in our landfills, but it is a step forward for our local community: we avoid more scraps/rejects being sent out to the landfill, and help public schools get free material for their classes.

Recycle Brevard!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Recycling in Brazil: A Tourist Perspective

I just came back from a trip to Brazil and, without any research or looking into it, my impression as a visitor is that there is a lot to be done there in regards to recycling.

I visited a few cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.


In Rio, small towns and the capital city alike, there were practically no indication that they recycle at all or that the local residents and government are making an effort for that to happen. There were no visible recycle bins on the streets, no sign at restaurants, no messages being conveyed on TV or street signs or billboards. There was basically nothing.

The only thing I saw, but am not sure how well it is used, was a specific bin to throw away coconuts -- a very popular fruit for its delicious water and found when walking around the lagoon and the beaches.

I was really surprised that there is no more being done. Rio de Janeiro is the capital all tourists want to visit, the one deeply connected with nature and natural resources. It is amazing how little it seems it is being done there.


Next, I went to Sao Paulo. At least there I could feel and see an effort being made toward recycling. I saw a few places with recycle bins on the streets, the hotel had recycle bins in the kitchen and used recycled paper in the toiletries available for guests, and plastic bags were banned from supermarkets just last Wednesday, April 4 (I saw on the local news).

This is a huge step forward. I just have an issue with charging for the biodegradable bags. Those bags should be the ones offered to consumers to begin with, and since supermarkets will save tons by not providing regular plastic bags and will be selling reusable bags, they should simply replace plastic bags with biodegradable bags and offer them at no cost to their customers. But, still, replacing the bags is a step forward and maybe charging for the bags will push more customers to bring their own reusable ones, and that is also positive.

So, when comparing the two states looking at them through a tourist's eye, Sao Paulo seems to be way ahead of Rio from a recycling perspective. I hope that that is just the beginning of a new trend and Rio will try to catch up with that soon. Good reasons exist and if being the right thing to do for all is not enough of a reason, maybe the survival of the natural beauty Rio is famous for could be.

Recycle Brevard!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Recycle Brevard 101 Kick Off

This coming weekend will be the beginning of this year's main project, Recycle Brevard! 101.

On Saturday, January 28th, we will be at the Suntree Outdoor Marketplace from 12-2pm. We plan on being at the market the last Saturday of every month to bring information about the three-Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle) as well as materials (brown paper bags, plastic bags, strawberry containers, nursery pots, clean egg cartons, cardboard boxes, etc.) to share with the community. We will also collect those materials plus any other recyclables and Terracycle items you would like to get rid of.

On Sunday, January 29th, we will be at the Really Really Free Market of Melbourne from 1-3pm to share other materials that need a new home and can be reused. We have some toys, items for the house, and more!

If it all goes according to plan, you should have plenty of opportunities to bring materials to us, pick up what you need, or simply stop by to get more information about recycling in our community.

Come to see us, bring your recyclables and...

Recycle Brevard!

Monday, January 16, 2012

I have a Dream...

On a day like today when we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968), we should stop and reflect on the meaning of his actions and his words.

Best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.

Through his speeches, he delivered strong messages of encouragement that mobilized the masses and prompted them to fight for their freedom, equality, and empowerment. He always highlighted individuals' responsibilities towards the life they lived because "freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."

In order to get better, to make it count, we need to take action, voice our opinions and work toward what we believe in, keeping in mind that in each and everyone of us lies the responsibility to make our place a better place for all. According to Martin Luther King, Jr., "an individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

With the best interest of our planet, families, friends, living things, and each and every human being at heart...

Recycle Brevard!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Warming Up for 2012

2012 is picking up and it is looking very promising from the "spread the word" point of view!

We will be working on our projects to participate in the Brevard County Fair competitions: Recycling/Reuse Contest and The Art on a Rain Barrel Design contest. The Fair is from March 22dn through April 1st.

As part of our Recycle Brevard 101 initiative, starting on January 28th, Recycle Brevard! will be at the Suntree Outdoor MarketPlace on the last Saturday of every month to share information about the 3Rs in the county, bring materials that can be reused by vendors and customers, and collect recyclables at the market.

Also this month, we will start taking materials to share at the Really, Really Free Market of Melbourne that happens every last Sunday of each month in downtown Melbourne.

In February, we will start doing the same thing at the Brevard County Farmer's Market as we will be doing at the Suntree Outdoor MarketPlace . Recycle Brevard! will be there on the first Thursday of every month.

To kick off on the events side, on February 18th we will be participating of the Sykes Creek Adventures with Keep Brevard Beautiful. Sykes Creek Adventures is a family eco-festival to be held at Kiwanis Island Park from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 18, 2012. This event is chocked full of activities for folks of ALL ages. There will be food, music, boat rides (kayak and tour boat), exhibitors, hands on activities and MORE!

And we will continue to do what we have been doing since Recycle Brevard! was created, like the Pelican Beach Clean Up every second Saturday of the month, and the Keep Brevard Beautiful Central Chapter meeting every second Thursday of the month. Besides those, we will be doing the other annual events we participated/organized last year, other volunteering to help with different projects, and will try to create more opportunities to educate the little ones (pre-schoolers through 3rd graders) about recycling.

If you have other ideas or suggestions, drop us a line at info@recyclebrevard.org. We would love to hear from you!

Recycle Brevard!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Got an Idea? Registration is Open!

A very exciting beginning of the year in Brevard! If you have an idea and fit the profile, you can choose from many contests/competitions accepting registration now.

The Brevard County Fair will be a host of a lot of interesting competitions in the county including a Recycling/Reuse Contest organize by Keep Brevard Beautiful. This contest is for kids K through 12th grade and items can be entered to compete in the following categories:
  1. Clothing accessories
  2. Useful items (reuse/recycle an item into another useful item)
  3. Posters 8.5" x 11"
  4. Art work/decorations
Another good competition part of the Fair is The Art on a Rain Barrel Design contest. It is open to any business, municipality or organization willing to exercise their creativity on behalf of water conservation, stewardship and community development.

Recycle Brevard will be participating in both the recycling and rain barrel competitions. The theme for our rain barrel will be the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Brevard!

For college and university students, Recyclemania is accepting registration until January 20th.
"RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week’s reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more." (http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/overview.htm). It would be awesome if a college in Brevard participated! Anyone?

On February 18th, Kiwanis Island Park will be having a Sykes Creek Adventures Paddling Challenge. Seven mile course in relatively protected waters of Sykes Creek where all types of paddling craft are invited. The challenge starts at Kiwanis Island Park on Merritt Island and the course extends up to the Barge Canal and returns to Kiwanis Island Park.

And last but not least, DoSomething.org is having a DO SOMETHING AWARDS 2012 through which DoSomething.org honors the nation’s best young world-changers, 25 and under. In 2012 (up to) five finalists will appear on the Do Something Awards on Vh1 and be rewarded with a community grant, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the broadcast. Application deadline is March 1st, 2012.

With so many good competitions and contests, it is impossible to not be part of at least one. Which one will you enter this year?

Recycle Brevard!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Spreading the Word Everywhere We Go


In 2012 we would like to move up a notch!

Recycle Brevard! was created to help get useful and practical information on reducing, reusing, and recycling out in the community. That way more residents will understand the importance of practicing the 3Rs and have resources to support living by them.

In order for local residents to access and use the resources we make available, they need to know about Recycle Brevard! and how to get to this blog and our Facebook page. In 2011 we made business cards (on recycled paper, of course), created a banner that we bring to events we participate in, and added our information to signs we use and put on our recycle bins. But we felt that those were not enough...

To start this year bringing Recycle Brevard! everywhere we go, we ordered and installed magnetic signs on our car and made a few t-shirts that we will wear when working on projects, participating in events and whenever else we feel appropriate.

We hope that this way all we do will reach more residents and we can get even more supporters.

Onwards to a swell 2012!

Recycle Brevard!