Past Events


Some events Recycle Brevard! has participated or organized. We will never forget...

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Sunday, November 4, 2018




Waste Me Not Recycled Art Show featured art from Brevard County K-12th grade students who submit their artwork to participate in our Recycle Art Contest.

The Recycled Art Show was held on Sunday, November 4th at the Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce at The Avenue Viera from 2-5pm

All artwork was judged by local artists. Prizes and certificates were awarded at the event. Congratulations!

We were able to document the show in a few photos of participants and art during the event.







Awards were presented to the following participants:






Saturday, September 22, 2018

  3rd Annual Wild About Nature


Wild About Nature is a family-friendly event celebrating all things outdoors. This is green event and a fun environment for families to learn about nature, wildlife, as well as about actions that can be taken to conserve our natural resources and protect our animals and our environment.

We will have animal and wildlife exhibits, vendors, live music, face painting, a bounce house, and treats for the kids.

Vendors related to nature or selling natural, green products and various environmental organizations are invited to this annual event.


Saturday, September 16, 2017



 Our second annual Wild About Nature at The Avenue Viera.

A Certified Green Event to promote learning about nature and wildlife, and actions that can be taken to conserve our natural resources and protect our animals and the environment.

It was a fun environment for families. Besides educational exhibits, we had live music, bounce house, face painting, trains, multiple vendors, raffles, and other activities for families.



Saturday, October 1, 2016

Wild about Nature at The Avenue Viera
Central Park - 12-4pm

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 Our inaugural event at The Avenue Viera to celebrate and help protect our wildlife and our environment. We had guest speakers, activities for kids, food samples, and local exhibitors.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:30-6:30pm




We invited all children from K-12 Brevard County schools to use their creativity and participate in the 2017 Waste Me Not Recycled Gift Show, A Valentine Friendship Gift.

Each participant made a project to donate to a retirement home of their choice.

This event was in partnership with Shining Starr Learning Academy and was free and open to all in the community.








Sunday, November 22, 2015



The Recycled Art Show was on Sunday, November 22nd at the Avenue’s from 2-5pm. We had entries from schools throughout Brevard County and were privileged to meet many young talented artists.

The inaugural Waste Me Not Recycled Art Show featured art from Brevard County K-12th grade students who submitted their artwork to participate in our Recycle Art Contest.



PRIZES included gift certificates from Pizza Gallery & Grill, tickets to Brevard Zoo to see Washed Ashore exhibit, gift certificate to classes from the Art Gallery of Viera, honor of having artwork at display at one of our partners' location and more!

Our inaugural Recycled Art Show was a fundraiser for Recycle Brevard/3Rs and Beyond to make possible putting on events like this one as well as support creating and carrying out various community projects.


Some of the WINNING ARTWORK

K-3rd 1st Place
Samuel Marquis
3rd Grade
“The Eye for Rock Boom”
Roosevelt Elementary 
     







4-6th 1st Place
Gabi Castro
6th Grade
“Jellyfish In Motion”
Suntree Elementary



 


 7-8th 1st Place and Most Creative
 Renell Test
8th Grade
“Color Horse”










9-12 1st Place
Meredith Butts
10th Grade
 “Koi”
Viera High










Saturday, November 15, 2014


4th Annual

A Celebration of Sustainability

In an effort to increase awareness of sustainability, of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) and the impact that disregarding this practice may have on the natural resources in Brevard County, we organized the 4th Annual 3Rs and Beyond Family Festival (former Recycle Brevard Festival) - A Celebration of Sustainability in partnership with Preserve Brevard, a Florida non-profit, is a 501(c)3 organization that focus on education, recreation, and preservation.  

The festival consisted of various informative exhibitors and educational, family-friendly activities. It was held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10am to 2pm at the POW/MIA Park, 5995 N. US Highway 1 Melbourne, FL 32940, just north of Pineda Cswy.

Our goal is to provide information to get all individuals involved and committed to the practice of the 3Rs as well as share information about our Indian River Lagoon, wildlife, environment, sustainability, recycling, pollution, and so on.


We had booths, music, films, guest speakers, and hands-on activities throughout the festival and all FREE of charge.

As part of the festival, we coordinate our traditional toy swap and collect gently used toys, clothes and shoes to donate to our local  Devereux, a Florida non-profit organization that provides child welfare, behavioral health, and intellectual/ developmental disabilities services.

The collection of recyclables and other reusable items was done throughout the event and opportunities to participate in hands-on experiences was  plenty. We offered clean-up by kayak, oyster-mat making, creative play, Earth-friendly crafts, park clean-up, bio-dome making, among others.

We also had a collection station for various Terracycle Brigades that Recycle Brevard participates in. If you would like to help upcycle items that are not normally recycled, you has the opportunity to bring them to our collection station. To see the complete list of items that you can bring with you, visit our Terracycle page and start collecting now!



At the event everyone was invited to vote for the best artwork in our Creative Recycled Art Contest organized in partnership with Keep Brevard Beautiful, and also to use your imagination to create and play with reusable materials brought to the festival by our local Reusable Resources Adventure Center.

During the festival we also presented awards to three teachers participating in our first ever No Child Left Inside Environmental Education Award organized in partnership with Space Coast Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC) to recognize the work teachers do with their classes to instill love of nature and spread the knowledge about our natural world in each child. The winning project was from a teacher from Longleaf Elementary School.


All had the opportunity to enjoy a FUN family day out and learn how you can help our community, our county, our environment!

This event was FREE and open to the public.

















Saturday, November 16, 2013


3rd Annual 


In an effort to increase awareness of sustainability, of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) and the impact that disregarding this practice may have on the natural resources in Brevard County, we organized the 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival, which this year is part of A Day of  Sustainability that we created in partnership with Parks & Recreation and our local Reusable Resources Adventure Center.

The festival supports the celebration of America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative, and was held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10am to 2pm at the POW/MIA Park, 5995 N. US Highway 1 Melbourne, FL 32940, just north of Pineda Cswy.

Every year, our goal is to provide information to get all guests involved and committed to the practice of the 3Rs as well as share information about our Indian River Lagoon, wildlife, environment, sustainability, recycling, pollution, etc.

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We had booths, music, and activities all free of charge.

As part of the event, we coordinate our traditional toy swap and collect gently used toys, clothes and shoes to donate to Brevard kids in need through Friends of Children of Brevard County, a Florida non-profit organization that helps to provide for unmet needs of abused, neglected or abandoned children in Brevard County.

The collection of recyclables and other reusable items was done throughout the event and opportunities to participate in hands-on experiences, like a clean-up hosted by the Shodas, the family who organizes Keep Brevard Beautiful’s beach clean up at Pelican Beach Park, was plenty.

We also had a collection station for various Terracycle Brigades that Recycle Brevard! participates in. If you would like to help upcycle items that are not normally recycled, you can bring them to our collection station. To see the complete list of items that you can bring with you, visit our Terracycle page and start collecting now!

At the event all were invited to vote for the best piece of work in our Creative Recycling Contest organized in partnership with Keep Brevard Beautiful, and also to create a piece of work with our local Reusable Resources Adventure Center that will be there bringing various sorts of reusable materials to contribute to the unique look of your creation.

All enjoyed a family day out while learning how to  help our community, our county, our environment!

This event is always FREE and open to the public.


Saturday, September 29, 2013



We collected unwanted bins and we will have use for it!

Since recycle bins were being replaced by the county in the whole of unincorporated Brevard, we were out collecting spare recycle bins (and trash cans!) that families did not wish to keep.

The goal was to collect those unwanted bins to reuse in local schools, preschools, farmers market, and
recycling projects.

The event was such a great success. We collected over 350 bins between recycle bins and trash cans. Thank you to our wonderful community, a lot of bins will be put to very good use.




Saturday, May 18, 2013




Recycle Brevard was part of this free family event to help celebrate healthy eating and promote healthy choices on Food Revolution Day. We brought information and activities on recycling and composting, and had kids help create our bottle cap art.


More information about this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/560718657295793/

We took some photos during the event and documented our first use of our car tray to transport bigger things in our small car.






Sunday, April 28, 2013
Day of the Dolphin Festival

Recycle Brevard participated in the Day of the Dolphin Festival this year and brought activities to engage and inform kids and families about recycling and how that affects nature and animals. Our bottle cap project was well appreciated, and the water table for yogurt-bottle dolphins was a hit!

A few photos from our table and activities show how fun our table was!





Saturday, April 6, 2013   


Recycle Brevard was at the All Kids Can Family Festival to bring information on recycling and interactive activities for the kids. We did a demonstration at 10:30am to help kids reuse what they have at home to make a cool toy: a parachute out of a plastic bag and a lid. Super!

This event, formerly called "Autism Awareness," is geared toward Brevard County families and their children. Local companies and nonprofits participate in showcasing their products, services, resources, and activities to families of children with disabilities and for typical developing kids, too!

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Some photos of our table at the event.




Saturday, March 2, 2013


Brevard County Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Brevard County Public Libraries, hosted “A Seussical Celebration,” featuring stories, performances, games and activities based on the creations of Dr. Seuss.

The event was held from 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at McLarty Park, 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge.  Following the activities, the movie, "The Cat in the Hat," was on the Outdoor Movie Screen at 6:30 p.m. It was a very nice evening out!

 Recycle Brevard was at the event collecting recyclables and promoting education about the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle - through interactive activities based on The Lorax. Kids created a Lorax using bottle caps and learned about a very interesting message the Lorax had in regards to recycling, too.



We took some photos at the event to share with all how glorious this whole event was!






Saturday, February 16, 2013


Brevard County Parks & Recreation hosted My Florida Festival, Past, Present, and Future to celebrate Florida and its history at F. Burton Smith Park (Cocoa) on February 16th from 10:00am-4:00pm. This was a FREE family event that made the day a fun filled day with activities, interactive exhibits, and displays. 

Recycle Brevard was at the event collecting recyclables and promoting education about the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle - through interactive activities like the spinning wheel of recycling wisdom and a bottle cap collage.

A few photos of the event were posted on Facebook.




Saturday, February 8, 2013



Recycle  Brevard was at the Zumbathon communty event to collect water bottles discarded by zumba dancers. We also kept some of the table covers to be reused and paper to be recycled. Two causes working together. Great atmosphere and fantastic teamwork!

A few photos of our set up and the event.




Weekend of November 17th and 19th, 2012


Our second year participating in the Festival of Trees, this time at Viera Regional Park Community Center.

We made a tree out of recycled and natural materials: old ribbons, cuts of water bottles and egg cartons, reused Christmas lights, and real pine cones. The tree was seven foot tall this year and was saved from being thrown in the trash.

It was named "Green Christmas" again to carry on with our tradition and sold for over $120.00 at the Junior League of South Brevard FOT. Not bad at all for something that was being thrown away!




Saturday, November 10, 2012



America Recycles Day, organized by Keep America Beautiful, happens every year on November 15th.

 Our Annual Recycling Fun - Toy Swap and Drop Off event focuses on the reuse concept through a toy swap/drop off. In 2012 the event was on November 10th from 2-6pm at Viera Regional Park - Rotary Pavilion.


Toys dropped off at the event benefited Brevard kids in need through Nana's House. We were able to collect two vans full of toys that the community and Brevard Montessori School brought to donate to Nana's House.

Friends of Children of Brevard County was also there to collect gently used clothes, shoes, and duffle bags to give to children who they help. They got some of the toys at the event too and other toys that did not fit in the vans were taken to Friends of Children of Brevard County after the event together with some more clothing and various child items.

Thanks to our community, volunteers, and participants, this was another great America Recycles Day!



Saturday, June 30, 2012
 


The Knowledge Exchange in Palm Bay organized Celebrate America in June to celebrate 4th of July.


A lot of families participated in the event and kids had fun decorating half water bottles in a patriotic way: reusing ribbons and adding red, silver, and blue star stickers to them.


The event was from 10am to 3pm with many attendees and plenty of things to do. We placed a recycle bin in the cafeteria and had another one by the table where the craft was being done. What a happy celebration of 4th of July!




Sunday, April 29, 2012


From 10am to 2pm, Space Center Early Intervention Center had over 40  local agencies & resources available for families dealing with special needs and autism spectrum disorders outside of FIT.

We had a table with information, resources, and a craft (weaving in a half-bottle) to help with little one's fine motor skills. At 11am we did a demonstration on what can be recycled and what has to go in the trash can. That started with reading a story ("Why should I recycle?" by Jen Green) and was followed by separating trash from recyclables. We also brought a game (bottle-cap tossing) for the kids to work on their aiming. It was a great event to meet families and get the kids (even the ones volunteering at the event) into reusing and recycling!



Saturday, February 18, 2012



Sykes Creek Adventures was from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kiwanis Island Park. It happens every year and it is a family eco-festival featuring opportunities to explore and enjoy the natural resources of Brevard County. Attendees were able to meet people and organizations involved with environmental aspects of the county, delve into the history and archaeology of the Indian River Lagoon, attend workshops, make oyster mats and try geocaching. There was also guided river boat tours on Sykes Creek for an additional fee.

We were there from 12 to 3pm and brought a ring-toss game (made of recyclables) and our educational spinning wheel for the kid in you. We shared a table with Keep Brevard Beautiful and had fun talking to other vendors and attendees. It was a gorgeous day to spend at the park!




Weekend of November 19th and 20th, 2011


We made a tree out of recycled materials to feature at the King Center's Festival of Tree. The tree was donated by Virginia Gaylor, from Keep Brevard Beautiful Central Chapter, and the other ornaments were made mostly with items collected by Manatee students who participated in the America Recycles Day scavenger hunt activity.  The "Green Christmas" tree was taken to King Center (3865 North Wickham Road - Melbourne, FL) the day prior to the event that ran from Saturday, November 19th 10 a.m.- 5 p.m through Sunday, November 20th 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Green Christmas had a few bidders and the highest bid was of $50.00. Recycle Breveard message was there and we managed to raise funds for the Junior League of South Brevard. What a fantastic result!




Tuesday, November 15th, 2011


For America Recycles Day we organized our first Recycling Fun (Toy Swap & Drop Off) to benefit 4 The Kids of Brevard. Participants included the Brevard Zoo Green TeamSuntree/Viera Public LibraryKeep Brevard Beautiful, and Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department. The event was co-sponsored by Brevard County Parks & Recreation and supported by the Rotaract Club of Cocoa.

We used VolunteerSpot.com to organize our volunteer sign-up process and that was a great help.

The office of the Brevard County Board of Commissioners sent Marcia Newell, Aide to Commissioner Mary Bolin, to read our America Recycles Day proclamation and once more reiterate all the recycling efforts in the county.

Manatee Elementary K-3 students also participated by collecting reusable and recyclable items through a scavenger hunt activity.  Almost all classes had their students engaged in the activity and the kids got really into the spirit. Congratulations to the winning classes and all the ones that participated!

The event was a great success and we had two long picnic tables covered in toys that were donated to 4 The Kids of Brevard. Thank you, Brevard!





Saturday, October 15, 2011


We have participated in the stroll with RecyCrow, our recycle crow, and we were also at the Harvest Festival with Keep Brevard Beautiful. Our scarecrow was at display outside Viera Voice's office at 7630 N. Wickham Rd., Suite 105, Viera, FL 32940 for a week. On Saturday, October 15th, we were at the festival at Viera Hospital Courtyard from 10am to 3pm. We collected recyclables and shared information with the community. A really good day!




Saturday, April 16, 2011





Our first event ever! The Central Area of Brevard County Parks and Recreation hosted an open house on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rotary Park Nature Center at Rotary Park , 1899 S. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island.

The open house featured crafts for children, educational programs, and music performances by local students. Susan Boorse invited us to participate and we brought information gathered from the Brevard Zoo, Brevard County Solid Waste, Keep Brevard Beautiful and Brevard County Public Library. All set up on a desk in the Nature Center, making information available to all!