Thursday, November 28, 2013

Used Cooking Oil

Two years ago we wrote an article on What to do with your used cooking oil and since we are in the high cooking (and probably frying) season, we would like to invite you to revisit that post and make sure you will be disposing of your cooking oil the best way.

Also, Earth911 posted some interesting information about cooking oil that is worth reading.

One bit of sad news about our article is that local recycler Elias Victor is not making biodiesel from used cooking oil any longer. We contacted him on November 27. 2013 and he said he stopped working on that simply for lack of time. He did not know of any other local recyclers and we could not find any others either. If you know of any in Brevard County, please contact us.

We left a message for Green Oil Recyclers at the number listed in the county's Recyclopedia (321-403-1771). Let's hope they are still operating in the area and are an alternative for whomever would like to recycle their used oil.

These services are available in different parts of the world. For example, Wastevegoil, in the UK, offers free collection of any amounts of waste vegetable oil of 20 liters or more and the recycled oil is converted into biodiesel. It would be nice to have something like that available in Brevard.



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3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival - What a great event!

Despite threatening showers, the festival came out great! It was our first year partnering with Parks & Recreation and the Reusable Resources Adventure Center and we are really pleased that this partnership proved to be a success.

Everyone loved the location, kids enjoyed the activities we brought to them, and all families had a chance to learn a lot from our wonderful exhibitors. They all had a good time!

All this would not have been possible without each and every person and organization who supported and assisted us along the way, so we would like to THANK YOU very much for being part of this festival.

Our sponsors believed and supported us, so many thanks to them.

Special thanks go to our fantastic guest speaker and exhibitor, River Grace, and his family. It was wonderful to learn more about his award-winning research project -- “Rain Dance of the Radiata” -- and meet his very own radiata tortoises.

Exhibitors and volunteers brought this festival to life, and some of you, like Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department, and EFSC (former BCC) Environmental Club, have been with us since our first year. Our many thanks go to:
  • Brevard County Library System
  • Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department
  • Brevard Nature Alliance
  • Brevard Zoo
  • Eastern Florida Brevard Community College Environmental Club of Melbourne
  • FIT Environmental Club
  • UF-IFAS Florida Master Gardeners
  • Friends of Children of Brevard
  • Friends of Viera Wetlands
  • Keep Brevard Beautiful
  • League of Women Voters of the Space Coast
  • Marine Resources Council
  • Pelican Beach Park clean-up team – The Shoda family
  • Preserve Brevard
  • Space Coast Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Space Coast Early Intervention Center
  • The Green Marketplace

Thank you also to the following organizations for contributing with materials for the festival:
  • Anglers for Conservation
  • Brevard County Natural Resources Department
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute
  • Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association
  • ORCA - Ocean Research & Conservation Association
  • The Story of Stuff Project     

Our many thanks also go to our volunteers and organizations that helped us before and during the event:
  •  The Richter Family who not only helped with everything at the festival but were also responsible for the informative posters we had around the park
  • Viera High School students
  • GFWC Viera Woman’s Club volunteers led by my dear friend Noor Tawfik who helped at the event and kindly went to pick up donations for Friends of Children of Brevard
  • The Green Marketplace that was a drop off  location for gently used toys, clothes, and shoes collected for Friends of Children of Brevard  prior to the festival date

Thank you also to Taylored Photography for donating their time and talent to document the festival through beautiful pictures.

Thank you to Timmy Vee, our DJ from WA1A, who played great music and helped announce and promote our activities throughout the festival.

Thank you to our media supporters:
  • 98.5 The Beach for including our festival in their announcements.
  • Florida Today Best for writing a pre-event article on our Recycle Brevard Festival 
  • Hometown News for also writing a pre-event article on our Recycle Brevard Festival 
  • Viera Voice who came over to document and support our event.
A super thank you to Jasmine Longo who, even from a distance, was able to help promote the festival online.

A very, very special thank you goes out to Terry Mott who helped organize the whole festival putting a lot of time and effort towards it, contributing with great ideas, working on getting sponsors for the festival and being a sponsor herself.

And last, but not least, our deepest thanks to Marcia's family: daughter, Melissa Booth, for being her inspiration and a great helper at the festival; to her husband, Stuart Booth, for supporting her and helping her create this festival for the community.

Our sincere thanks to you all and until next year! 
 
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Day to Celebrate Sustainability is Here!

And the day is here!

 https://www.facebook.com/events/587253257963471/TODAY the day starts with the 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival - from 10am to 2pm at POW/MIA on US1 between Grills and Pineda Cswy.

Come and meet River Grace, West Shore Jr./Sr. High School student, winner of the Broadcom MASTERS national science competition this year. He will be sharing information about his research project and talking about how individuals can have a real effect on conservation and other forms of environmental protection.

Visit and learn from a lot of great exhibitors:
  • Reusable Resources Adventure Center
  • Brevard Zoo
  • Brevard County Solid Waste Department
  • League of Women Voters of the Space Coast        
  • Space Coast Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Preserve Brevard 
  • The Green Marketplace        
  • Space Coast Early Intervention Center
  • Friends of Viera Wetlands   
  • Keep Brevard Beautiful      
  • Manatee Elementary E-Club
  • EFSC Environmental Club
  • FIT Environmental Club
  • Marine Resource Council 
  • Florida Master Gardeners
  • Brevard Nature Alliance     
  • Brevard County Library System

Participate in a TOY SWAP, or drop off gently used toys, clothes, and shoes to benefit Friends of Children of Brevard County, Inc., games, clean-up and MUCH MORE!


And in the afternoon, from 3 to 7pm, to continue the celebration, go to Kiwanis Island Park in Merritt Island to participate in the EcoLiving Jubilee.

Learn from sustainable living exhibitors, have fun doing eco activities, eat at one of the locally sourced food trucks, and much more!

At 6pm, the movie Gimme Green will be on the screen!

Enjoy your day at our local parks and join us in celebrating sustainability!

Hope to see you there.

Recycle Brevard!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Creative Recycling Contest - Winners Selected

Many entries for our contest in partnership with Keep Brevard Beautiful were dropped off at the Viera Discovery Center, who kindly served as the drop-off location for the contest.

Four judges selected first, second and third places for each one of the four categories (grade groups) and also the most creative of all entries.

Among the judges were the wonderful Erin LeClair from Brevard County Solid Waste Department, and eight-year-old Melissa Booth, from Manatee Elementary Environmental Club.

Winner entries will be at  display at the 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at POW/MIA Park (on US1, just north of Pineda Cswy) from 10am to 2pm.

At the festival, the public will have a chance to vote for one of the entries and select one of them to receive the Best of Show prize.

So come out, see the winning pieces, and vote!

Recycle Brevard!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

3rd Annual Recycle Brevard - Sponsor Spotlight

We would like to thank Taylored Photography for sponsoring our 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/TayloredPhoto/
For more information about our sponsorship program, you may download our sponsorship packet or contact us at info@RecycleBrevard.org.
Recycle Brevard!



We really appreciate your support!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

3rd Annual Recycle Brevard - Sponsor Spotlight

We would like to thank Live Clue, Inc. for sponsoring our 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival.
We really appreciate your support!

For more information about our sponsorship program, you may download our sponsorship packet or contact us at info@RecycleBrevard.org.
 
Recycle Brevard!

 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Support to Recycle Brevard Festival is in the Air!


http://wfit.org/post/recycle-brevard-day-sustainabilityYesterday, WFIT kindly opened up the door of its studio to Recycle Brevard for a short interview about our 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival coming up next week on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10am to 2pm at POW/MIA Park on US1, north of Pineda Cswy.

The interview will air on November 11, 2013 at 7:35am and 5:45pm. Stay tuned!
http://www.facebook.com/WFITFM

Thank you for your support, WFIT! We really appreciate the invitation and the opportunity.

Recycle Brevard!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

3rd Annual Recycle Brevard - Sponsor Spotlight


We would like to thank LifeStyle Homes for sponsoring our 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival.


https://www.facebook.com/lifestylehomesLifeStyle Homes embraced solar power because, from every angle, it’s the right thing to do.

We really appreciate your support!

For more information about our sponsorship program, you may download our sponsorship packet or contact us at info@RecycleBrevard.org.

Recycle Brevard!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

3rd Annual Recycle Brevard - Sponsor Spotlight

We would like to thank Lighting Science for sponsoring our 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival. Lighting Science, located in Satellite Beach, FL, produces high-efficiency LED lighting products and was founded in 2005, as Florida Today reported.

https://www.facebook.com/LightingScienceGroup
We really appreciate your support!

For more information about our sponsorship program, you may download our sponsorship packet or contact us at info@RecycleBrevard.org.

Recycle Brevard!

3rd Annual Recycle Brevard - Sponsor Spotlight


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Palm-Bay-Kayaks-LLC
We would like to thank Palm Bay Kayaks for sponsoring our 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival. We really appreciate your support!

For more information about our sponsorship program, you may download our sponsorship packet or contact us at info@RecycleBrevard.org.

Recycle Brevard!


Monday, November 4, 2013

3rd Annual Recycle Brevard - Sponsor Spotlight


https://www.facebook.com/sunbayfitness

https://www.facebook.com/TheFixTherapy

We would like to thank Sunbay Fitness and The Fix Therapy for sponsoring our 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival. We really appreciate your support!




For more information about our sponsorship program, you may download our sponsorship packet or contact us at info@RecycleBrevard.org.
  
Recycle Brevard!


Sunday, November 3, 2013

3rd Annual Recycle Brevard - Sponsor Spotlight

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bob-Steele-Chevrolet/382725065638

We would like to thank Bob Steele Chevrolet from Cocoa, FL for sponsoring our event, 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival. We really appreciate your support!

For more information about our sponsorship program, you may download our sponsorship packet or contact us at info@RecycleBrevard.org.

Recycle Brevard!