Wednesday, April 27, 2011

AIM (Architects In the Making) Summer Camp at T2T

Subject: RE: AIM Architecture Summer Camp

AIA Fort Lauderdale C.O.T.E. Committee
AIM (Architects In the Making) Summer Camp
July 11-15, 2011  9am – 3pm
Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Studio~1064 NW 53rd Street, FTL 33309
Ages: 8-14, limited enrollment
Cost: $70/week, includes all materials
Lunch and transportation to be self-provided
Friday lunch, water and snacks will be provided
Our AIM camp will focus on developing the next leaders in architecture through the use of sustainable design principles for the built environment based on the integration of environmental stewardship, economic justice and social community building. Our AIMLeadership is to create solutions for tomorrow’s challenges today.”
Each day will start with a presentation by a local professional architect. Included is a fun and educational tour of the Trash to Treasure Creative Re-Use Center which is right next door.. Learning design principles while gaining leadership skills through sustainability will include interactive discussions, lessons and the opportunity to design and build your own model using recycled, re-purposed materials. The community garden next to the studio will provide for additional learning about water conservation and the environment. Come and join us, it should be ecosunsational!
For more information, please contact :Valerie Amor LEED AP BD&C, AIA Assoc.,  AIA Fort Lauderdale Summer Camp Chair, C.O.T.E. Co-Chair
* Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center offers workshop space to the community in order to promote programs that share the importance of art, education and the environment. T2T is a 501 c3. For more info call 888.828.8242

Monday, April 25, 2011

Camp Live Oak-Summer 2011 Jobs.

Camp Live Oak is currently hiring for our summer camp program, June 13 – August 19. Please share this information with your friends and colleagues as we would like to fill these positions as soon as possible. We have two locations; one in Ft. Lauderdale and one in N. Miami Beach and each position below is available at both locations. Staff trainings will begin in May, so please email me your resume ASAP if you are interested in any of the following positions:
  • Science Teachers
    • Must have SCIENCE TEACHING experience with children 5-13
    • Part time, hours vary from 24-35 per week
  • Lifeguard/Surfing and Paddle Boarding Instructor
    • Must be certified as a Lifeguard and have surfing and/or paddle boarding experience
  • Head Counselors
    • Our counselors are teachers with either elementary or middle school experience.
    • Part time, full time and substitute positions available
  • Leaders in Training
    • Must be 14 or 15 years old. This position earns community service hours in exchange for helping with the camp programs.
    • Minimum of 4 week commitment during the summer.
    • Small fee is required.
Please visit our website, and click on Employment to see the requirements for each position and to learn more about our program. All resumes should be emailed to WITH THE NAME OF THE POSITION THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE. If you have any questions about the program or positions, please call Monica McNerney at 954.491.2917.
About Camp Live Oak: Camp Live Oak has been offering award-winning, educational outdoor programs for over 20 years in two local state parks. Children ages 5-13 experience a traditional day camp with exciting activities including archery, canoeing, swimming, surfing, non-competitive sports, paddle boarding, hiking, fishing, arts and crafts, field games, hands-on science, photography, teambuilding, ranger-led programs, expert guest speakers, animal interaction, habitat preservation, beach exploration, field trips, sleepovers and more! In addition to meeting the ideal adult/camper ratio required for American Camp Association accreditation, our staff is comprised of highly qualified certified teachers, specialists, scientists, state guides, ecologists, environmentalists, and water safety instructors. We also adhere to over 300 ACA health, safety and program standards. We have two beautiful camp locations: Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 and Oleta River State Park, 3400 NE 163rd Street, N, Miami Beach, FL 33160.

Monica McNerney
Associate Director
Camp Live Oak

Executive Office:
1131 NE 45 Street
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Broward: 954.491.2917 / 954.491.2297 (fax)
Dade: 305.940.4748 / 305.940.9908 (fax)

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Couple of shots from the Earth Day event at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. I heard an interesting presentation from Gumbo Limbo about sea turtles and how much lighting affects them. Bonnie Nicholls was there for the Green League. Trash 2 Treasure was also featured in another booth near the Girl Scouts.

Thursday, April 21, 2011



JUPITER, FL (April 18, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University, and more specifically its Jupiter campus, recently earned Tree Campus USA recognition for 2010 for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. This is the first year FAU has been named a Tree Campus USA.

Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges, universities and their leaders for promoting healthy management of their campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental stewardship. Tree Campus USA is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation and is supported by a grant from Toyota.

“By encouraging its students to plant trees and participate in service that will help the environment, Florida Atlantic University is making a positive impact on its community that will last for decades,” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. “One goal of the Tree Campus USA program is to help create healthier communities for its citizens through the planting of trees, and the city of Fort Lauderdale will certainly benefit from Florida Atlantic University’s commitment to Tree Campus USA." [more . . .]

MEDIA CONTACT: Terry Gearing

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Volunteer Artists Needed Sat, 5/21 for Shipshape

Volunteer Artists Needed to Beautify Port on Saturday, May 21

Broward County's Port Everglades is inviting volunteers of all ages and talents to test their creativity and painting skills on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 9 a.m. until noon in a community service project to transform recycled petroleum drums into decorative trash and recycling bins that will be used throughout the Port.

In its second year, "Keep Port Everglades Shipshape" is a port-wide campaign to encourage recycling and cleanliness at one of the world's leading cruise and cargo seaports, Port Everglades. The event also coincides with National Maritime Day, which is a national celebration to honor and recognize the maritime industry and its benefits to our country.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to paint their own creative designs on recycled petroleum drums that have been cleaned and prepared for painting. After the drums have dried, they will be placed throughout the Port to be used as decorative trash and recycling receptacles. Although basic paint and supplies will be provided, volunteers may bring their own non-oil based paints (latex, acrylic) and brushes if desired for a tailored design. Awards will be given for the most creative drums.
Families, students, seniors and groups are welcome. The event will take place from 9a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 21, 2011, in Parking Lot #19 located in the center of Port Everglades.

Participants over the age of 18 must present government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport, at the entrance gates to Port Everglades. Please wear comfortable clothing that can become stained by paint.

For more information, log-on to the Volunteer Broward website at or contact Port Everglades Corporate & Community Relations at 954-468-3509 or .

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Clay Workshop April 16 and April 30 at Trash to Treasure Workshop

Trash to Treasure is pleased to announce a clay workshop with Mary Williams at our new workshop. 

Learn basic designs while creating fun projects from clay.  The workshop is two-part.  The first three hour session will be creating your piece.  Mary will fire the work in her kiln and return it for the second workshop where you will have an opportunity glaze and finish your piece.

Price includes clay and glazes. Please bring to first class: small plastic bucket, sponge, towel, basic pottery tools or Pottery Tool Kit (approx. $15), rolling pin, basic paint brushes.  Apron optional.

Whether you are new to clay or have have experience, this will be a great workshop.

See attached flyer.  Contact Mary at 561-315-4642 or for pricing and more information.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Billion Acts of Green

Check out "A Billion Acts of Green®" at

From greening schools to hosting town hall discussions on clean energy investment and green jobs, Earth Day Network leads its network in thousands of Earth Day events and actions worldwide each year. To catalyze global environmental activism, Earth Day Network has chosen A Billion Acts of Green® as the theme for Earth Day 2011. A Billion Acts of Green®–the largest environmental service campaign in the world–inspires and rewards simple individual acts and larger organizational initiatives that further the goal of measurably reducing carbon emissions and supporting sustainability. The goal is to register one billion actions in advance of the global Earth Summit in Rio in 2012.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Trash2Art 2011-September 10 to October 1


Trash to Treasure is pleased to announce the dates for our one of kind art show:  Trash2Art.  The dates will be September 10-October 1.  Once again, we return to ArtServe.

More details as we get closer to the event.

A very special thank you to two sponsors who have signed on early:  Citrix and Emerald Isle Recycling.

 For corporate sponsorship information, contact Casey Eckels.  Trash2Art is great way to be associated with one of south Florida's most unique and talked about art shows and is a major fund raising campaign to keep the our Center open.

Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the date.  In the meantime, you have all summer to create!

Trashy Wench: CD ideas

Our friend Susyn Stecchi offer up some ideas on what to do with old CD/DVDs at her Trashy Wench Blog.

Celebrating Earth Day 2011

Information for Earth Day Events:
National News:

Trash to Treasure will be at the City of Deerfield Beach's Earth Day, April 16. 

As special thank you to Girl Scout Troop 10317.  They will be working the Trash to Treasure art and crafts tables at Birch State Park's Earth Day.

Ft. Lauderdale: Earth Day Every Day - Saturday, April 23rd - Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd, from 9 am - 6 pm. See for more information.