On a recent vist to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center we spotted littered water bottles collecting on top of mangroves. It can take 400 years for plastic to biodegrade in nature. What a shame. We rescued these little guys and recycled them. Two down and millions more to go.
The One Bottle One Dream district kickoff party was held at McKitrick Elementary on November 7th 2011. The amazing PTA board members purchased a class set of books, “When Will We Be Recycled, Momma?” for all 3rd and 4th grade teachers! You can watch the video highlights here http://www.redlasso.com/entertainment/school-teaches-kids-recycling/
Joining One Bottle One Dream was Worm’s Way, a local organic gardening supply store, who donated composting kits and will provide a matching program for schools to complete their gardening and science projects.
Stephanie Armenia’s goal, through sponsorship, is to gift teachers a class set of books with a Curriculum Activity Guide that corresponds to the Sunshine State Standards. Teachers then temporarily gift one book per student to use throughout the year, creating ownership and driving home the important message that their choices matter. Students are then allowed to take the book home and share the story with family members to promote a green household. Books need to be returned to school and will be regifted to students next year to keep this important conversation alive between teachers, students, and parents.
If you are interested in helping this project grow, please log onto www.OneBottleOneDream.com and gift books to your local school or camp.
Jack and Juju give a big shout-out to, “Keep Dorchester County Beautiful” in South Carolina for purchasing “When Will We Be Recycled, Momma?” to gift to students visiting their facility and during educational school visits. They have also shared a unique way to recycle their plastic bottle caps into works of art. As November brings National Recycling Week into focus we hope other states will join Florida, New York, and South Carolina to help kids take the vow to keep plastic out of our landfills. If you would like to take the recycling vow log onto www.OneBottleOneDream.com
Jack had a front row seat today as Erin Ray and Sue Haganey lead the tour at Single Stream Processors in Lecanto Florida. Single stream recycling allows you to put all recyclable products into one disposal bin so cans and bottles can be recycled together with newspaper, cardboard, etc. This makes recycling easy.
The highlight of the tour was their exciting on-site learning center for kids and families. Hands-on activities help kids make an important connection with recycling. They also want kids to take the recycling vow and purchased “When Will We Be Recycled, Momma?” to gift to students visiting their facility and during educational school visits.
William Ray says, “Total Recycling” is a big vision. This means recycling 100 percent of our waste and not wasting anything. Check out the Ray’s website for more information at www.fdsdisposalinc.com
If you are interested in gifting a child with a recycling book in their hand and a passion for a greener tomorrow in their heart, log onto www.OneBottleOneDream.com and gift books to friends and your local schools to save our planet, one bottle one dream at a time.
Fox News followed One Bottle One Dream to the YMCA Give Camp last week as campers vowed to recycle plastic water bottles. Check out the story on the news link below.