RECYCLING DAY Sunday 12th October- email sent 11th Oct ’08

Posted on October 11th, 2008 in Events,Group emails past to present,Recycling by Kate Wade

Hi All,
Just a reminder it’s the culmination of my life’s work (OK- well the last 18 months then) tomorrow in the plaza with recycling day from 11- 5. Hope you can make it!!
Bring down any recycling (towels, blankets, household items, electrical appliances, plastics, metals, paper or anything you are unsure about and we’ll give you the answer) to enter the draw for some great prizes.

Our businesses have donated very generously with:
Hemingway’s – a dinner for 2
Zac’s – 12 bottles of wine
Mc Sorleys- 6 x $100 vouchers
Uncle Russ- 3 x 5 coffee vouchers
Dymocks- 5 x $100 vouchers
PnS or should I say Fusion- Ecover products
DB Green- 2 x Going Green in Hong Kong
– 3 kiddies books on the environment

We will have stalls about
– polystyrene from Tracey and Salina
– disposable nappies and batteries from Gaelle
– a display of recycled products you can buy in Hong Kong from Michelle
– an information table form the Ark Eden people from the other side of the hill
– a display for junk mail from Joan and a petition to sign to get rid of it
-Winson will be collecting all your recycling and you’ll be able to see exactly what can and can’t be recycled
-Dana or myself will be nearby to answer all your recycling questions with some pamphlets and lots of informative banners
-from Dana a “What is your village doing to help you recycle?” whiteboard display where you can see what village is being proactive- ….and which ones aren’t
– Winson will have a display telling us just how much we recycle in DB total and per unit- should be interesting to see if the villages with recycling bins in each rubbish room match the highest recycling- me thinks there will be a very strong correlation (proving it’s not OK for your village to say bins down the road are sufficient!)
– the residents club will have forms to convert your paper bill residents club bill to an e-bill
– a kids area showing the magic school bus episodes and some YouTube clips plus colouring in that we can stick up on display
-we have a display of our own trashed planet WALL-E style from the Discovery College students plus some ideas for painted rubbish bins from the art club
– a display of art work from DBIS and maybe something from the green fingers club..
– EPD has games displays and is giving a 15 min talk
-The story of stuff looping on a TV for you
and HEMINGWAYS is showing some kids movies so you can enjoy some lunch while the kiddies learn more about trashing our planet
-and the band Bambi
and I have probably left something out.

And if I haven’t got through to you at the end of this, that recycling actually happens and please get started, then there’s just no hope I’ll ever convince you!

I could do with some help around 10am to move displays from the city management office (opposite the loading dock for PnS) to the plaza and some help during the day for manning the displays- we’ll teach you everything you need to know while we get a bite to eat. Some volunteers to help with the designated kiddies drawing tables near Mc Sorleys would be good. Any older offspring might be ideal for an hour or 2.


Don’t forget to bring some thing for recycling!

Kate Wade.

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