Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saved by Love Creations

Just found this great website, - Some amazing ideas to try.

50+ Toilet Paper Tube Projects to Make

50+ Things to Make from Toilet Paper rolls at #crafts #DIY #papercraftsThis is another one of those “You seriously made that from empty toilet paper rolls?” kind of round-ups. All of the metal filigree projects blow my mind. You will also find plenty of holiday decor ideas, from bats and mummies to Christmas tree stars. There is even jewelry. If you are anything like me, you
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Trash2Art 2012 Reception is a Zero Waste event.

Thanks to our partners for helping make the Trash2Art 2012 reception a zero waste event for the second year in a row.

By employing different tactics, we are able to eliminate any discards from entering the waste stream.

Our food sponsor Whole Foods, Fort Lauderdale is providing finger foods to reduce the need for dishes and flatware.  The dishes that we do have are reusable.

Choice, Broward County's facilities recycler, will recycle the traditional single-stream materials like wine bottles and carboard boxes.

Florida Atlantic University's Mission Green volunteers will be on hand to direct visitors what to do with their trash. At the end of the evening, they will take the compostable waste to their FAU compost facility to be used in their urban gardens.

Our plastic cups, left overs from the CityLink Beerfest,  will be upcycled by TerraCycle through our partnership with Broward College.  Revenue for the cups from TerraCycle funds an Environmental Science Schloarship.

Thanks to Rehrig-Pacific for providing carts for the event.

We'll see you at the reception, Thursday, August 16 at ArtServe 1350 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 6-8PM

Monday, August 13, 2012

Help "4 Children's S.A.K.E."

A local nonprofit organization is gathering school supplies for children in need, particularly children in foster care.  They would like to include 1" binders in their supplies.  Do you have any that you aren't using?  Please consider donating them to 4 Children’s S.A.K.E.

Background Information:
4 Children’s S.A.K.E., Inc. is committed to providing services, programs and activities for underprivileged, at-risk, medically needy, handicapped and/or special needs children/teenagers housed in foster care homes, shelters, medical facilities, therapeutic facilities and/or other such care centers in Broward County, Florida, as well as helping their caregivers, foster parents, birth families and ...
guardians with the many needs of the children/teenagers. We are dedicated to reducing the numerous impacts that poverty, violence, malnutrition, health risks and/or academic limitations have on the children/teenagers, as well as battling the effects of abuse, abandonment and/or neglect that are too often experienced.
****You can also find them on FaceBook.