And what about plastic?

According to the Solar Impulse Foundation it’s more than a challenge with 300 million tons produced every year and much ending in the ocean.

Watch this informative video about potential solutions produced by Solar Impulse Foundation:

K Fair 2019

And what about #plastic? 🤔 It's more than a challenge with 300 million tons produced every year and much ending in the ocean. #1000solutions #K2019 ▶️ solarimp.co/plastic-fair-fb

Posted by Solar Impulse on Monday, 14 October 2019

Source: Solar Impulse Foundation, Facebook, 2019

 

GoGreen-EcoBins took our Clean Streets Movement to the Rolling Loud Music Festival

GoGreen-EcoBins took our Clean Streets Movement to the Rolling Loud Music Festival this year and provides a Clean & Green message to the over 80,000 attendees. Rolling Loud celebrated their 5th Anniversary as the largest hip hop and rap festival in the world!!! The Rolling Loud Message displayed on our EcoBins along with our sponsor Body Balanced Remedies, was to Recycle Paper and Plastic, Not Rap Bars. Thanks to Val, Kelvin, Big Jon Events and all the other great people at Rolling Loud for having us. Next year, we will be back, bigger and better!!!

GoGreen Ecobins was proud to partner with the City of North Miami, to host a Green Awareness Fair

This fun and educational event for people of all ages had nonprofits and vendors with booths offering educational activities, giveaways, and more. Drop off for e-waste, paint, and paper recycling wax available, as well as shredding services and learning about the many sustainability actions the City is tackling.

The Green Awareness Fair was be held on April 27th from 11am to 2pm in Ben Franklin Park (13400 NW 12th Ave, North Miami, FL 33168).

GoGreen Ecobins was proud to participate in the City of Doral’s 2019 Earth Day festival

This year it was two great celebrations on one day! The first annual Earth Day & Art Walk event brought together over 60 local exhibitors, art displays, live music, DJ & FUN raising emcee, raffles, food trucks, a flash mob dance crew, and a diversity of activities for the entire family. Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, presented the Earth Day Proclamation, upholding the City’s commitment to protect the environment and continue encouraging sustainable practices and calling for our community to get involved and continue to attend events that provide residents with the opportunity to be educated on the preservation and protection of the environment.

More than 1,200 attendees enjoyed innovative displays by local artists, live musical performances, giveaways from eco-friendly exhibitors, and samples and activities from sponsors. One of the art vendors, “Embajadores del Arte”, had five international artists working on a live painting demonstration on a 36” x 60” canvas. Also, the Kids Art Zone, sponsored by Color Motion Art Studio, exposed kids to acrylic paint and allowed them to create their own canvas. This activity was very popular throughout the event and gave the kids an art keepsake to bring home. Kids were also able to drop some love in the “Jar of Hearts” by painting hearts on a giant canvas. “Jar of Hearts” is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children overcome trauma through creative art expression.

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, and was organized by Denis Hayes, an environmental leader and renewable energy expert who is also the author of “The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair.” In his Guide, he discussed our individual and collective choices which can help prevent, diminish, and cease the emission of green-house-gas (GHG) in our atmosphere. Throughout the years, over 20 million Americans have participated and contributed by creating awareness of key environmental issues. The creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the passing of landmark cases such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act have all contributed to support and strengthen the movement. Now over one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world. The theme for the 47th Anniversary of Earth Day, as per the Earth Day Network, is the newly launched campaign for global environmental and climate literacy. Their intent and goal is for every graduating high school student around the world to take action and be a voice for change, serving as environmental and climate literate citizens.

GoGreen sponsors the Eco Village for The Ultra Music Festival in Miami 2019

GoGreen was a proud sponsor of the Ultra Music Festival’s Eco Village for 2019.  Aligned with other wonderful organizations like Lean Orb, Unify, The New Tropic, Lady Green Recycling, Namo, SurfRider Foundation and others, the Eco Village spread the following message: 

In an effort to engage the community in joining us on this mission, we are pleased to undertake the following initiatives:

·        Engaging attendees in our Mission: Home environmental initiatives through our onsite Mission Control team.

·        Expanding the onsite Eco Village to provide increased environmental education and awareness content.

·        Introducing an environmental volunteer program through Clean Vibes in which volunteers can assist Clean Vibes with our recycling and composting programs as well as our Leave No Trace initiatives.

·        Participating in education, restoration and cleanup events on Virginia Key after our event.

·        Educating vendors, staff and crew on Ultra’s sustainability initiatives.

LBGT Stonewall Festival

GoGreen was proud to be the only curbside recycling choice at the annual 2018 Stonewall LBGT Festival in Wilton Manors Florida.  All attendees recycled responsibly throughout the weekend festival.  Our EcoBins provide the community with the perfect recycling option during festivals, or any other day of the year.  Thank you to all our sponsors for helping our clean streets initiative.

Municipal Elected Official’s strong support for our EcoBins

GoGreen launched its clean streets initiative in the City of Wilton Manors, right in the heart of Fort Lauderdale in South Florida.  During the launch, we tested the exterior and interior of the eco bin which prompted several design changes and improvements.  We also engaged with the community to educate them on how to use the eco bin and why it was important for the community.  We were overwhelmed by the support from local businesses who pledged sponsorship for periods  from 1 to 3 years.  The Clean Streets initiative proved that the community can and will take ownership of their environment when given the chance.  Illuminated recycling logos and deposit doors caught the attention of the pedestrian traffic and alerted them to recycle responsibly.  

Stainless steel is a green product

Stainless steel is a green product. It is 100% recyclable, as it is not coated with any toxic material it does not produce toxic run-off. A huge difference can be made by companies and individuals by simply choosing stainless steel over non-recyclable materials. During production, stainless steel uses scrap metal as its primary raw material , with up to 70% of the product coming from recycled material. Increased efficiency in process technology has also decreased the amount of energy required to manufacture stainless steel. Even if stainless steel is not recycled and it does find its way to a landfill or disposal site, it will have no detrimental effect to the soil or groundwater. Stainless Steel is the preferred material for green building throughout the world. Its impact on the environment is minimal when compared to other materials and its life impact reduces significantly as it used and recycled.

LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat. This is compared to fluorescent lights which convert 95% of energy to heat and only 5% into light! LED lights also draw much less power than traditional lighting; a typical 84 watt fluorescent can be replaced by a 36 watt LED to give the same level of light. Less energy use reduces the demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.

A glass bottle that is sent to a landfill can take up to a million years to break down

A glass bottle that is sent to a landfill can take up to a million years to break down. By contrast, it takes as little as 30 days for a recycled glass bottle to leave your recycling bin and appear on a store shelf as a new glass container.  Glass containers are 100-percent recyclable, which means they can be recycled repeatedly, again and again, with no loss of purity or quality in the glass.  Recovered glass from glass recycling is the primary ingredient in all new glass containers. A typical glass container is made of as much as 70 percent recycled glass. According to industry estimates, 80 percent of all recycled glass eventually ends up as new glass containers.  Every ton of glass that is recycled saves more than a ton of the raw materials needed to create new glass, including ,300 pounds of sand; 410 pounds of soda ash; and 380 pounds of limestone. Making new glass means heating sand and other substances to a temperature of 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit, which requires a lot of energy and creates a lot of industrial pollution, including greenhouse gases. One of the first steps in glass recycling is to crush the glass and create a product called “cullet.” Making recycled glass products from cullet consumes 40 percent less energy than making new glass from raw materials because cullet melts at a much lower temperature. Because glass is made from natural and stable materials such as sand and limestone, glass containers have a low rate of chemical interaction with their contents. As a result, glass can be safely reused, for example as refillable water bottles. It can even be used to make fences and walls. Besides serving as the primary ingredient in new glass containers, recycled glass also has many other commercial uses — from creating decorative tiles and landscaping material to rebuilding eroded beaches.