Monday, February 17, 2014

Broward Art Guild

Want to help out in the arts?

The Broward Art Guild is looking for many volunteers
in any number of capacities...

There are Open-Call Volunteer meetings coming up, where representatives from the various committees on hand to explain their needs, answer any questions, and help you decide the right fit for volunteering with the Broward Art Guild.   Refreshments will be served. 

 Monday, February 17th @ 6:30pm 

Saturday, February 22nd @ 9:30am

Available opportunities:

  • General Office Help (Filing and/or online research etc.)
  • Gallery Attending (Greeting customers, light office tasks)
  • Exhibits (Art intake & organization, show prep)
  • Hospitality (Food preparation & reception setup)
  • Events (Fundraising & other event coordination)
  • Children's Activities (Workshop assistance, etc.)
  • Workshop Assistance (Setup/breakdown, assisting)

Broward Art Guild
3280 NE 32nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Girl Scout Cookie Boxes Take a Green Trial Run

A change in packaging

Today marks the start of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, and we don’t know about you, but we’re pretty stoked. And this year, we have more to look forward to than the cookies.

. . .

Instead of a paperboard box covering, three cookie varieties will come packaged in a thin film shaped like a box (the little plastic tray that keeps the cookies nice and organized also helps the film hold a box shape). The new packaging cuts 150 tons of paperboard
and allows more cookies to fit on a truck, saving fuel.

The Girl Scouts have been tinkering with the new lower-waste design for several years, but this year the packaging will be found on more varieties. The Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lot and Cranberry Citrus Crisps will be wrapped in the low-waste packaging.

For more information, see

Vancouver Rolls Out Extraordinary New Program

Recycling Program for Cigarette Butts 

The city of Vancouver, British Columbia, is taking on the single biggest source of street litter in the world. And it’s ready to kick some serious butt.
In November, the city became the first in North America to initiate a program to recycle cigarette butts. As part of the campaign, they mounted 110 “Butt Bins” on light poles throughout the city to encourage residents and visitors to toss their cigarette butts in the fireproof containers.

With help from TerraCycle Canada, this unique program — called the Cigarette Waste Brigade Program — will not just keep used butts off the streets, but will keep them out of landfills as well. Smokers are being asked to save their cigarette butts at work and at home, then send them in for processing.

TerraCycle already has consumer-based cigarette-butt recycling programs, but this marks the first time it’s been done at a municipal level. TerraCycle provided underwriting for the Butt Bins, asking the city to pay just C$1 per container — which means the entire recycling program is costing the city of Vancouver a mere C$110.

For more of the article, see

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Got Household Hazardous Waste? Get Rid of It Safely!

Collection Schedule  - Broward County press release

If you’re a resident of a city participating in Broward County’s Household Hazardous Waste disposal program, and you have an old TV, computer, keyboard or monitor to dispose of, or batteries, chemicals, paint or aerosol products to properly throw away, mark your calendar! A convenient, environmentally sound way to safely dispose of items containing toxic materials is coming to a neighborhood near you.

Just show proof of residency, such as a photo ID with current address and accompanied by a utility bill, vehicle registration or a trim notice/tax bill, in one of the following cities to dispose of household hazardous waste and used electronics for free: Cooper City, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Margate, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Sea Ranch Lakes, Unincorporated Broward, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors. If you reside in any of these cities, you may drop off items at any of the events below:

See a list of
accepted items that residents of participating cities may bring. Events will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at these dates and locations:  
  • February 2, Weston, 2599 S. Post Road (Public Works Complex)
  • February 9, Wilton Manors, 2100 N. Dixie Hwy. (Municipal Complex)
  • February 23, Unincorporated Broward, 2841 N.W. 11 St. (Roosevelt Gardens Park)
  • March 2, Deerfield Beach, 200 Goolsby Blvd. (Deerfield Beach Environmental Services)
  • March 9, Lauderdale Lakes, 1 block west of State Road 7 and N.W. 36 St. (Parking lot across from Parks & Recreation Sports Complex)
  • March 23, Cooper City, 10300 Stirling Road (Sports Complex)
  • April 13, Margate, 7055 N.W. First St. (Oriole Park)
  • April 27, Hollywood, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. (City Hall)
  • May 18, Weston, 2599 S. Post Road (Public Works Complex)
If you reside in a city that is participating in Broward County’s Household Hazardous Waste program, you may also drop-off your household hazardous waste and electronics every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 2780 N. Powerline Road (north of Copans Road) in Pompano Beach; 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. (east of U.S. 441), West Park; and 5490 Reese Road (off of Davie Road), Davie. 

For further information, please call 954-765-4999 or visit