Friday, September 20, 2013

Shop GFS Marketplace to Benefit Trash to Treasure

We have another easy no cost way for you to help Trash to Treasure.

We have received approval to be a part of the GFS Marketplace Fun Funds program. Get your free membership here:

When you shop, a portion of the money you spend will come to T2T! How easy is that?! And it will help us get closer to raising the $25,000 it takes for us to keep the center open every year.

When you sign up, be sure to print out two great coupons:  $10 off a purchase of $50 or more and a $10 donation to T2T when you spend more than $50.

Thank you in advance for signing up.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Eco-Schools USA

National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to Lead U.S. Eco-Schools Program
Eco-Schools is an internationally acclaimed program that provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainable principles throughout their schools and curriculum.

The Eco-Schools program was started in 1994 by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) with support by the European Commission. It was identified by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as a model initiative for Education for Sustainable Development in 2003.
The Eco-Schools program strives to model environmentally sound practices, provide support for greening the curriculum and enhance science and academic achievement.

Additionally, it works to foster a greater sense of environmental stewardship among youth.
Eco-Schools is currently being implemented in more than 50 countries around the world.

Learn more about Eco-Schools USA at:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities at Trash-2-Art 2013

Volunteers Needed for Reception on Friday, 12/6

As you know, Trash-2-Art is coming up soon.  (In case you would like more info, see
We are need volunteers to help with several different functions at the event. 
  • Greeters at reception desk, answering questions
  • Recyclers – making sure items placed in recycling bins/compost bins, etc. are appropriate; promoting various recycling activities with attendees
  • General Helpers – food/drink tables, helping with set up and decorations, clean-up afterwards
  • Photographer/Video – taking pictures for use in post event promotions
The Exhibit and Reception will be held Studio 18 in the Pines is located at 1101 Poinciana Drive in Pembroke Pines  (within Howard C. Forman Health Campus).
I-95 to Hollywood Blvd. / Pines Blvd.  Proceed west to University Drive and go left on University (south);   At first traffic light turn right into the Senator Howard C. Forman Human Services Campus.  Left on Cypress Drive; Right on Florida Drive.  Follow signs to Studio 18 in the Pines (on right)

We hope that you will consider helping out at this exciting event. To volunteer, please contact Pilar, our Volunteer Coordinator, at


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Coastal Cleanup 9/21

Broward County participates in the annual International Coastal Cleanup, sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. The Cleanup takes place in over 104 countries around the world and typically on the 3rd Saturday of September.

The next event is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9 a.m. until noon. Please dress appropriately for the weather, either rain or shine, as we will only cancel the Cleanup due to a tropical storm system resulting in a Watch or Warning. Call 954/519-1270 for cancellation information.

To participate, bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen and water to one of the cleanup site locations identified on the map below. 


Email to register for this year's cleanup event. Please include your name, contact information, organization, and number of attendees.

2012 Coastal Cleanup Results

In September of 2012, 2,458 people volunteered their time to help clean the beaches in Broward County as part of the 27th Annual International Coastal Cleanup. Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department staff worked with local municipalities and collected 7,171 pounds of trash from 13 cleanup site locations. Items collected ranged from baby toys to bio-hazardous waste. An estimated 82,000 pieces of trash were picked up with the number one trash item being cigarette butts. Over 34,000 butts were cleaned from the beaches and one site, which combined all the cigarette butts collected by the volunteers, filled a bag that weighed 10 pounds

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Looking for a few good Talking Heads

Presenters Needed

If you are comfortable with public speaking, we have opportunities for you to share news about Trash 2 Treasure with the community.  Sometimes, we are asked to make appearances at local events like a Girl Scouts event, green expo, a civic group, or an environmental event.

We will provide training on environmental, recycling issues and T2T.  Depending on the event, you may wish to take examples of repurposed materials with you to an event.

If you are interested in helping be our "talking head", please contact Pilar, our Volunteer Coordinator, at

Thank you.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New River Cleanup Event on 9/29

Help cleanup the New River on 9/29

At 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013, Florida Atlantic University’s Florida Atlantic Planning Society (FAPS) will again be hosting a cleanup of the North Fork.

Wildlife Research Team plans to be there. Please call Donna Kazo to reserve a seat in their black canoes: 954.474.8194 begin_of_the_skype_highlightingnd_of_the_skype_highlighting. She will be leading a brief Canoeing 101 class before the event. Community Service hours are available to students.
 Location:  Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park
2520 NW 6th Street (also called Sistrunk Boulevard) Fort Lauderdale FL 33311
Phone: 954.791.1036

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sign Up for GoodSwipe to Benefit Trash to Treasure

Our partners at GoodSearch are proud to announce a new way to help nonprofits without spending any money:  GoodSwipe.

Register the credit or debit card you use most frequently, designate Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center as your selected nonprofit and a percentage of the transaction will be donated to us.  It's that easy.  Nothing affects other rewards you receive from your card.  Retailers like Sears, Dunkin Donuts, and 7-11 are currently participating.

Here's an article with more information.

Thanks for your support.  Don't forget to make us your chosen charity.