SalemRecycles is hosting their annual textile recycling event! Clean out your closets the green way - drop off USABLE and UNUSABLE textiles at SalemRecycles' fifth annual Clothing and Textile Recycling Drive. Look for the Goodwill truck in Riley Plaza (212 Washington Street, Salem). Usable items will be sold in Goodwill stores; unusable items will be recycled into new products.
In partnership with the Imagination Foundation, the Phoenix School will host its annual Cardboard Challenge at Armory Park in Salem. Join in the worldwide celebration of creativity and imagination where everyone is challenged to design and create using cardboard and recycled materials. The Phoenix School Cardboard Challenge is part of a global Day of Play around the world. The Phoenix School’s Global Cardboard Challenge is an opportunity for kids, parents, students of all ages, adults -- everyone!-- to join in the FUN!
SalemRecycles is hosting their semi-annual book and media swap. If you have items to drop off [videos, CDs, DVDs and books], you may do so on Saturday when you arrive or the Friday before between 5:30-7 pm. Volunteers will be available to help unload. No swap is needed in order to attend; participants can choose to donate materials, take materials or do both.
Tired of hitting the Big Box stores whenever it's time to give a gift? Learn about alternative gift making, share some ideas, and take something home at our sustainable gifting workshop. For teens and adults. Pre-registration required.
Get ready for Back to School, save water, save energy, do the planet some good and protect your electronic valuables all at the same time! Looptworks will be at the Cape Ann Farmers' Market in Gloucester and encourages you to come by and and check out their great iPad, iPhone, Tablet and laptop computer sleeves made of UPCYCLED excess wetsuit neoprene fabric. They're perfect for the summer, perfect for back to school, look great and are a perfect solution for protecting your beloved gadgets in a padded protective sleeve.
Have you ever wondered if there was some way you could recycle styrofoam trays and packaging? Well, there is! Join Newburyport artisan and re-maker Pam Farren teaches techniques to create one-of-a-kind prints using recycled styrofoam trays, paper and ink. Stop by and try your hand at making a miniature work of art! This is a Free program in the Children's Activity Room and all materials are provided, but you're encouraged to bring styrofoam trays from home to use or share.
Come help clean the beach at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Plum Island! This is a community effort to help clean up the Refuge beach and raise awareness about beach litter. Anyone wanting to participate should show up at Lot 1 between 9 am and 3 pm. The event will be held rain or shine. Participants should wear warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and bring work or rubber gloves. Trash bags are provided. Litter grabbers are available in limited quantities.