Sunday, June 17, 2012

Trash2 Art 2012 August 13-September 7, ArtServe Fort Lauderdale


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It's time for our annual art event.  What started out as an idea to raise money and awareness for our organization has become the premier repurposed art show in South Florida if not the nation.

We return to ArtServe again. For the second year, this will be a juried exhibition with  cash prizes to the winners which includes professional, amateur, and student categories.

Intake is Saturday, August 11, 10-2.  Commit early by paying on-line and save $5 on the entrance fee.  Adults commit to a Trash to Treasure membership and your entry is half price.


The reception is August 16, 6-8.  Our reception fills the ArtServe parking lot.  Please consider carpooling and mass transit.

This year we are excited to have Richard Brookens & Yellow Bell Music performing at the event.  This World Fusion group has been performing concerts in the South Florida area since 1998.


No event like this is possible with out sponsors.  This year's sponsors list is particularly rewarding to us at Trash to Treasure.

This year artist who have exhibited in the show and  T2T members are providing support:
 Music Art Love
Advanced Productions
 Dettman Apartments
Edge Recycling 

We are also grateful for on-going support from:
 Choice Environmental
Whole Foods Fort Lauderdale
Emerald Isle Recycling
Edge Recycling 
Rehrig Pacific

Additionally, this year past and present Directors of the organization have stepped up to the plate:
 Cheryl Miller
Nanette Saylor's Wise Well Woman
Chris Martin's Emerald Isle Recycling

Welcome to our new sponsors:
 Green Scene Consulting

Interested in joining our growing group of sponsors or want more information about the show?  Click here to send an email.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Miramar opens eco-friendly Vizcaya Park

After several years of delays, Miramar's Vizcaya Park is finally open. [ . . . ] One of the city's selling points for the park is its environmentally friendly construction that follows the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. Signs throughout the park and inside the community center tout the energy savings that come from using the LEED standards, including a 50 percent reduction in potable water use and a 40 percent reduction in annual energy use. About 20 percent of the building is constructed with recycled materials. The introduction of environmentally sustainable construction excites City Commissioner Wayne Messam, a LEED-certified contractor. "We need to build facilities that cost less to construct and maintain," Messam said. The park is at 14200 SW 55th St. For more information, call 954-602-3167. Source: Chris Guanche, Forum Publishing Group, who can be reached at

Sunday, June 10, 2012

US Postal Service

Did you know that the Postal Service is working on Sustainability and has eco-friendly stamp designs?  See for more information.

These Go Green (Forever®) stamps illustrate simple things we each can do every day to save the environment. Go Green, a sheet of 16 stamps, is the Postal Service's social awareness issue for 2011. Award-winning animator, filmmaker, and illustrator Eli Noyes worked with Art Director Derry Noyes on his first stamp project, using a colorful, playful style to convey the message that every American can take simple actions to conserve energy and improve the environment. These Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate. >