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HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US!

We did it! Earth Day celebrations occurred

from April 19th to 22, 2024, in New Orleans

designed to honor recycling, upcycling, and

repurposing trash over four-day, experimental experiences hosted by eight locations that introduce various ways to learn about recycling. 

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO ASSISTED IN MAKING THIS YEAR, THE VISION CLOSET TO THE DREAM!

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To obtain a better planet we will have recycling stations. We support and incorporate reusing, and recycling while reducing waste by featuring recycling stations. Bring shopping bags to purchase items. Drop off your organic food scraps to donate back to the earth.

DATES, TIMES & EVENT 

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW 

COMMUNE WITH GLOBAL COMMUNITY NIGERIA

Milliner's Association of Nigeria

Kick - Off Recycle Waste Hat Competition  

MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2024

2 PM 

Zoom

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024

11 AM - 1 PM 

BALDWIN'S BOOKSTORE 

SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2024

1 PM - 10 PM

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024

6 PM - 9 PM

GENTILLY

COMMUNE WITH GLOBAL COMMUNITY NIGERIA

Milliner's Association of Nigeria

Meet The Winners of The Recycle Waste Not Hat Competition  

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2024

2 PM 

Zoom

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024

10 AM -12NOON

SUNDAY, APRIL 21,  2024

1 PM - 4 PM

ALLWAYS LOUNGE

HI-HO LOUNGE 

KOLAJ INSTITUTE

COMMUNE WITH GLOBAL COMMUNITY NIGERIA

Artist Talk: John Odem Value Added In Upcycling For Durability & Sustainability  

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2024

10 AM  - New Orleans

4 PM - Nigeria

Zoom

THURSDAY

June 13, 2024

Saving the Planet: Art &
Environmentalism, at Kolaj Fest New Orleans. 

 

SYMPOSIUM
Phil Irish, Naomi White, & Madera Rogers-Henry
Thursday, 13 June 2024,

12:45PM -1:45PM

1:45 PM - 2PM

Rogers-Henry will compare a fashion show of recycled costumes and speak about how the project uses social practice and crafting as a way of building community around environmental issues in New Orleans.


Location: New Orleans Museum of Art

THURSDAY

June 20, 2024

Join Black Girl Environmentalist/New Orleans HUB for Recycling, Repurposing & Understanding the Connection to Eco-Conscious Consumerism

TIME:6:30PM-8PM

Location: The Recycle Challenge Headquarters

This interactive crafting workshop will explore the concepts of recycling, repurposing, and eco-conscious consumerism.

 

Using recycled materials fosters creativity and sustainability, while repurposing discarded items encourages environmental consciousness and waste reduction.

 

Bring your repurposeful items!

  • Newspapers

  • Plastics bottled/bags

  • Cardboards

  • Boxes

  • Cans

  • Magazines

  • Glass bottles

SUNDAY

June 16, 2024

CREATING COSTUMES, WITH COLLAGE 

Madera E. Rogers-Henry 

TIME:1PM-4PM

Location:Kolaj Institute 

SUNDAY

June 30, 2024

COMMUNE WITH COMMUNITY

TIME:1PM-3PM

Crafting Station, DIY workshops, plant & eco dying.

Location: Lower 9th Ward

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Recycling One's Life!

The recycle challenge festival the small festival with a big heart!

Recycle Challenge Parade & Festival: Shifting Awareness Through Art

As the CFO of the Literacy Project International program, I am proud to introduce our third The Recycle Challenge Parade & Festival. This event is dedicated to creating experiences that transform one's awareness of how simple it can be to purposefully reduce waste. What's truly remarkable is witnessing how that waste can be transformed into beautiful works of art.

 

Madera E. Rogers-Henry 

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The Recycle Challenge Parade on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

SCHEDULE  
COMMUNITY CRAFTING SESSION

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Reuben with crafters at KOLAJ Institute.

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Youth attend crafting POP UP sessions at The Marquis Apartments (fall)

MISSION: 

RECYCLING PROGRAMMING:

Through our recycling programming, we create services, events, and activitiesthat introduce effective ways to reduce landfill waste through repurposing and upcycling 80% to 90% of all donated materials into costumes, and new products.  

 

YOUTH PROGRAMMING:

Our overall mission is to empower and inform at-risk and underserved youth and communities by connecting them to real-world expectations, experiences, and assignments that enhance their reading, writing, oral presentation, and creativity. and critical thinking abilities. The Recycle Challenge Crafting Station and the Parade & Festival are programs of the Literacy Project International aka Whose Magazine? A Youth Publication and our fiscal agent, CCI (Collaborative Community Initiative).

Youth from The Material Institute (summer)

WHAT IS THE RECYCLE CHALLENGE?



                             



 

The Recycle Challenge is a global initiative campaign designed to encourage and motivate individuals, households, and communities to increase their recycling efforts. We celebrate the richness of diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that respects and values individuals of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. The aim is to create awareness about the positive importance of recycling and the positive impact it has on the environment and the human experience. Participants are encouraged to participate in challenges, track and document their recyclable waste and challenge others to do the same, spreading the message and inspiring others. It's a fun and engaging way to promote recycling intertwined with art, and fosters a sense of collective responsibility towards the planet. 

There's a celebration of culture and storytelling infused with a shared appreciation of diverse traditions and sustainable practices.  

CONTACT US:

Telephone: (347)735-1257

Email: therecyclechallenge1@gmail.com

STAY IN THE RECYCLE

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