Wednesday, October 26, 2011

“New Take on Textiles” Workshop Series: Plarn Saturday, November 19, 10-1, 1064 NW 53 Street, Fort Lauderdale



“New Take on Textiles” Workshop Series:
Crocheting with PLARN (yarn from plastic bags)
(bring G, H, I, J hooks if you have one)
Sat, Nov. 19, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Featuring: nanette saylor, and pilar battle
•    Ages 13 yrs and up
•    T2T members: $5 per wkshp, under 18 free
•    Others: $10 per wkshp, under 18 $3 ea
T2T Studio 1064~ 1064 NW 53rd Street, Fort Laud, 33309
(behind T2T Center)
RSVP please by Nov 16,2011 at: or 888.828.8242

Your support of these workshops tells us we are providing desirable experiences to our community. Commit to feeding your imagination and having some fun!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Trash to Treasure Expands Relationship with Better World Books

Better World Books collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than 8 million new and used titles in stock, they are a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic, and environmental value for all stakeholders.

Trash to Treasure takes in books.  If Better World is interested, we send the books to them for resale.  Better World pays Trash to Treasure a percentage when the books sell to help fund our operations.

Now, you can further help Trash to Treasure and literacy programs around the world by purchasing new and used books from Better World by clicking on the Better World banner on our web site.  T2T will receive a percentage on books sold through the link.

Take a look at what Better World Books is doing:


    * Raised over $10 million for Literacy including
           $5.5 million for over 80 literacy and education nonprofits
          $4.5 million for libraries nationwide
    * Contributed more than $2 million to college service clubs who have run book drives
    * Directly sent more than 5 million books to Books for Africa, the National Center for Family Literacy, and Feed the Children
    * Collected over 63 million books through active book drives at over 2,300 colleges and universities and collections from over 3,000 libraries


Better World never throws away a book. Any book that cannot find a proper home is recycled.  Better World has re-used or recycled over 70 million pounds of books - that's 57 million books!

Carbon Offsets

Every order has the option to be shipped carbon balanced for just a few cents extra.  So far, 23,000 tons of carbon offsets have been purchased.

Better World Books partners with 3Degrees, a leading green power and carbon balancing firm to secure verified carbon offsets and RECs from wind farms. Specifically they are using  carbon offsets to support the Tatanka Wind Farm, the largest renewable-energy project in North and South Dakota. This landmark wind farm will generate enough clean energy to power more than 60,000 homes!

So remember, head over to to get started.  Remember us this holiday season.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Vote for Broward College's TerraCycle Bin

Broward  College was recently selected as one of four finalists in a nationwide contest sponsored by TerraCycle. The contest challenged TerraCycle participants to design a TerraCycle waste collection station using discarded “upcycled” waste.  Broward College students came up with the idea of creating a bin out of VHS tapes.  BC's bin was selected as one of the 10 finalist.  

Now, the public will vote on a winner over the next couple weeks, ending October 27th.    Please vote so Broward College can be named the Grand Prize Winner. All proceeds will help benefit the Michelle Lawless Environmental Science Scholarship Fund.

As many of you already know, you can also drop off your TerraCycle items at Trash to Treasure.  Check out the latest list here.

Want to build with VCR tapes?  Trash to Treasure has plenty.  We got some samples in the warehouse.  Tapes and Liquid Nails is all you need.

Here are some pictures of the process.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shotgun Wedding at Trash2Art 2011

Thanks to Shotgun Wedding for performing at our 2011 Trash2Art event.

In case you missed it, here's a couple of videos.

Art, the freedom of expression, and the right to association are basic rights guaranteed to us under the United States Constitution.  They are specifically addressed in the First Amendment of the Constitution and have been under attack by the government, employers, home owner associations, and corporations.  Fight for your rights!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mandala Me, Mandala You Art Workshop, Saturday October 15 10:30-3:30, T2T's Studio 1064

mda008_0.bmpMandala Me, Mandala You
 Art Workshop
Instructor:  Lily Mazurek, M.A.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
10:30am - 3:30pm
Want a new perspective on your life?  Want to have a little fun at the same time?  Check out this colorful workshop! Mandalas are circular designs.  Their amazing power goes far beyond the idea of simple drawings.  They are used by cultures the world over because they transform and renew the body, mind, and spirit. 
Using a body-based technique, Ms. Mazurek will guide you through several processes including a PowerPoint, art exercises, meditation, and visualization leading up to the creation of your own Mandala.  Join us for a relaxing and fun time that is sure to provide insights too!  Reserve your seat and register now!  It’s also a great activity for couples to do together!  

article4.pngMedium: Colored pencil, crayon, paper.  No art experience is necessary to participate.  Art supplies are provided in class.  

Dates & Times:   Level I Workshop - Saturday – October 15, 2011, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring a light snack and drink for your break time and a yoga mat or towel.
Fee Per Person, Per Workshop: 
Adults:  $69 + $8 art materials fee = $77   NOW $55 including materials & $2 PayPal fee
Seniors and Students:  $58 + $8 art materials fee = $66 NOW $55 incl. materials &
$2 PayPal fee 

Note:  Reserve your place online at or register & pay at: PayPal preferred.  Or please make out your check to: Lily Mazurek.  Call instructor for mailing address.  No refunds are given unless class is cancelled.  Payment is due IN ADVANCE upon registration.  

candices_mandala_a2.pngLocation:  Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center, 1064 NW 53rd St., Ft. Lauderdale 33309
Center phone #: 888-828-8242
Instructor Phone #:  954-610-2163
Instructor Email:
Sign up today and join us for an enjoyable workshop that is as full of fun and surprises as it is of Art and seeing the world with new eyes.  We look forward to meeting you very soon!