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!