Sunday, April 29, 2012

Volunteers Invited to Paint Drums at Port Everglades, May 19

The 3rd Annual Keep Port Everglades Shipshape is an opportunity for volunteers of all ages and talents to test their creativity and painting skills in a community service project to transform recycled petroleum drums into decorative trash and recycling bins that will be used throughout Broward County’s Port Everglades. Awards will be given for the most creative drums. WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2012 SCHEDULE: Painting from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. with judging from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Port Everglades in Parking Lot #19 inside the Port SIGN UP: Register with HandsOn Broward at or contact Port Everglades at 954-468-3509 or .

Friday, April 13, 2012

Earth Month 2012

April is Earth Month!  Here is a guide to the best events going on around town:

Broward College South Sustainability Week (4/16-19)

Trash to Treasure and Broward College South are teaming up to put on a full week of activities. The week will feature speakers including Broward County Vice Mayor Kristin Jacobs, an environmental fair, and movies such as Garbage Dreams.  The public is welcome to attend.

Earth Day, Every Day 4/21 Birch State Park

We are teaming with the Girl Scouts to provide Kid's Crafts at this event.

All About Recycling and Trash2Art West 4/21 Broward County West Regional Library

Check out the information booth and activities from Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services. West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Bvd., Plantation then head upstairs to the art work from repurposed materials at Trash2Art West sponsored by Trash to Treasure.

And don't forget, Trash to Treasure is open our regular hours on 4/21.

Monday, April 2, 2012

If You Believe that Trash to Treasure is Important to the Community

IF you believe that Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center is important to the community…please read this.

May 2012 will mark the 5th year anniversary of Trash to Treasure. We have operated both the Warehouse center and educational outreach programs for the last five years almost exclusively on a volunteer basis. Memberships have lagged behind our estimates partly due to the school board slashing of arts programs, a poor economy and environmental awareness challenges in South Florida in general.
We are holding a meeting ~Location to be determined by attendance
Thursday,  April 26th at 7:00 pm, AND Friday, April 27th at 11:00 am
PLEASE RSVP, ASAP to attend if you care about the continuation of this special place in our community. The agenda will include: 
  •  Increasing the number of volunteers and training them to operate the Center on Fridays and Saturdays; 
  •  The need for increased memberships and membership renewal commitment 
  • The need to encourage those who donate material and /or use the Center for recycling to make financial donations as well.

Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center has always been about grassroots community building and sustainability. T2T belongs to everyone.  At this crossroads, it will take a unified effort from all of us.
If you think it is important to have a place that advocates for creative expression and boundless imagination and that wisely honor’s our Earth’s abundantly bestowed resources, then I hope you will attend and be ready to step up to the plate to help Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center continue and prosper.
Rsvp at 954.655.9662, or email Casey.