Friday, March 29, 2013

Make your own daisies

I saw this project on Saved By Love Creations.  They suggest using paper.  I'm wondering how Styrofoam would work.  It would be something to use all those take-out containers for.

http://savedbylovecreations.com/2013/03/easy-diy-paper-daisies.html

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

T2T Closed for the Weekend of 3/29 - 3/30

Due to a lack of volunteers to manage the Center and the Easter holiday, the Center will be closed both Friday, March 29th, and Saturday, March 30th.

If you are interested in volunteering in April (or later), please contact Pilar, our Volunteer Coordinator, at
pilar@trash2treasurefl.org

We look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Girl Scout Creations

Check out this great note we got from Girl Scout leader, Heidi Miller.


Hello,
   We wanted to say a BIG thank you to all of you at Trash to Treasure.  On one of my many trips there, i picked up bows made from ribbon which you had in plastic bags.  One of your volunteers said she might have something that would interest us and she did - little embroidered flowers packed in plastic bags.  This was a perfect find for us along with the black fabric and rolls of velcro.  We made our vests, aprons, and belts from the black fabric and lined it with the black velcro.  Then the girls hot glued the bows, flowers, and beads onto the velcro strip.
   Our Girl Scout troop utilized all of these items (as well as some other items you had) at our Area 3 World Thinking Day event this past Saturday.  Our troop represented Romania and its holiday of Martisor.  We made our costumes from all the stuff we found at Trash to Treasure and some items we had on hand.  We were one of the best representing troops there and we couldnt have done it without you!
   Attached is a picture of our girls at World thinking day.  Thank you again for everything!
 
Ps - in a side project for my son, my daughter brought home some small airplanes from T2T and we made a mobile for above his bed. =)
 
Thank you sooo much,
Heidi


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fave Crafts - Green Crafting & Earth Day

Looking for project ideas.  Check out these links from FaveCrafts.Com. 


http://www.favecrafts.com/Green-Crafting

http://www.favecrafts.com/Green-Crafting/11-Earth-Day-Projects/ct/1

Florida Forever Land Acquisition Program


Florida Forever is Florida’s premier conservation and recreation lands acquisition program, a blueprint for conserving natural resources and renewing Florida’s commitment to conserve the state’s natural and cultural heritage. Florida Forever replaces Preservation 2000 (P2000), the largest public land acquisition program of its kind in the United States. With approximately 9.9 million acres managed for conservation in Florida, more than 2.5 million acres were purchased under the Florida Forever and P2000 programs.  Information from: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/fl_forever.htm

To learn more about the issue, try the following links.

Florida Forever Coalition   http://floridaforevercoalition.org/category/in-the-news/

The Nature Conservancy   http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/florida/howwework/florida-forever-saving-the-best-of-florida.xml

Gov. Scott
http://www.flgov.com/?s=florida+forever&x=0&y=0

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Broward Water Matters Day

Broward Water Matters Day is this Saturday, March 9, 2013, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at Tree Tops Park, 3900 Nob Hill Rd. (SW 100th Ave), Davie. Admission to Water Matters Day is free, but the park's weekend and holiday admission fee of $1.50 per person will be in effect. Children five and under are free. This is the biggest annual conservation event hosted by Broward County.

Learn what to plant, how to plant, where to plant, and receive free trees and plants for learning! Music! Food! Fun!  The County's educational program that helps us understand our role in water management and water conservation.

Stop by the Sierra Club Broward Group table and say hi.

More info, see http://www.broward.org/watermatters/

Monday, March 4, 2013

Trash to Treasure "Get Juiced" on Volunteering, Saturday, March 9, 4-7

Whether you have been volunteering with us or have been think about volunteering, you are invited to our "Get Juiced on Volunteering" event.  Join us Saturday March 9, 4-7 PM at the Center.

Volunteers tell us and others about your experiences, good and bad, while you enjoy juice and snacks.  If you are looking to volunteer, stop by and learn about our opportunities or tell us about something you would like to do for us. Or click this link to learn more.

Contact Casey  to RSVP.



  Thanks to Whole Foods Fort Lauderdale for their continuing support.



Sunday, March 3, 2013

Green Business Chamber

Resource Available:

Green Business Chamber and Their Mission: 


Chambers of Commerce throughout the country are using our innovative program to help their members become more aware of the advantages of incorporating green business practices in their businesses in order to reach full green certification.

The Green Business Chamber of Commerce is a nation-wide program designed to promote members and provide helpful information which can assist them in the 21st century.

As custodians of the earth we should be environmentally responsible and rational. As intelligent business people we can be both.
. . .
 
As a result of our collaboration between Chambers of Commerce throughout the country, it became apparent that Chamber members needed a way to promote their going green commitments. We want to help.

Along with local Chamber programs that are designed to promote their going green members, it was determined that a national presence was required to promote these members and to reach a much wider national audience. This is our objective in a nutshell.