Updated: Oct 25
We update this page weekly, to add new folks from the community we are working with. Our newest community connections range from our amazing volunteers from the Omicron Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, at Dillard University, to solar panel creators at FootPrint Project. It appears we are on the right path to engaging a wide arrange of communities in our crafting and recycling stations. What you can expect is an engaging and interactive experience that combines creativity with sustainability.
Video: volunteers from Omicron Chapter Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc
Pictured: Staff & teachers from The Net Charter School (Gentilly) participating in their school's crafting station experience.
This station serves as a hub for participants of all ages to learn about recycling, upcycling, and environmental conservation in a hands-on and enjoyable way.
Through this "Get Ready" grant The Recycle Challenge and our programs are better prepared to introduce our crafting & recycling station experiences to the New Orleans area.
Funding has been provided by NPN (National Performance Network), the grant allows us to contract stipend team members who will assist in accounting, administrative support, and building on locations stations for our crafting & recycling stations.setting up at locations.
This is an amazing opportunity for our organization.
At the crafting station, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about various recycling practices and understand the importance of reducing waste. Our knowledgeable team members or volunteers will be available to educate visitors on the types of materials that can be recycled and guide them through a creative recycling process.
RECYCLABLES WE ACCEPT:
We ask you to remember to bring something to recycle. See the below list of what to bring.
We accept a wide range of materials for recycling, including old Mardi Gras beads, unwanted jewelry, fibers such as bed sheets, material scraps, newspaper, paper bags, envelopes, magazines, cardboard, cereal boxes, plastic bottles, styrofoam, bottle caps, aluminum cans, and tabs, to name a few.
Video: Principal, Dr. Christina Hull brings in her recycling bag.
Our recycling process ensures that these materials are properly sorted, processed, and sent to either our repurposing and upcycling or forwarded to trusted recycling facilities. By recycling these items, attendees can actively contribute to reducing landfill waste and conserving natural resources.
IF YOU'VE REQUESTED A FOOD MENU WITH YOUR CRAFTING STATION
Please note that your dollars are supporting a local chef. The menu will feature a light menu for your crafting experience served towards the end of your session.
PUNCH CARD FOR YOUR RECYCLING
As an incentive for participation, we have implemented a punch card system to reward individuals who recycle with us. A participant receives a punch on their card for each separate visit. Once their punch card is complete, they can redeem it for a small reward or enter into a raffle to win eco-friendly prizes.
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Beyond recycling, our crafting station offers an opportunity for creative expression through the transformation of recycled materials. Attendees engage in various crafting activities, such as creating signs or banners, costume-making, hats, jewelry, creating artwork, or constructing unique decorative items from repurposed materials. This activity fosters a sense of resourcefulness and encourages participants to think outside the box when it comes to reusing and repurposing everyday items.
Participating in the crafting and recycling station provides a hands-on experience for attendees to explore the world of recycling and upcycling. It offers not only an educational platform to learn about sustainable practices but also a chance to interact with like-minded individuals and contribute to a greener future.