Everyday Green Expo, Quiet Waters Park

Wow, what fun we had creating the Everyday Green Expo Collaborative with so many children and adults. Pictured here is the work being held up by the four volunteers that were assigned to work with me on Saturday. Kudos to all of them.

We set up the table stations with large containers of prepared litter. 

The participants got to choose what pieces they wanted to add to the work. There were four canvases, and each one had a quarter of the tree logo painted so that is was easy to see where to “match” the color of the plastic to the color of the canvas. We when applied some “glue” and were ready to go… placing the pieces in just the right place to keep the integrity of the design in tack. It was a rather exciting couple of hours of intense activity and I believe the participants enjoyed the process, taking away a sense of being something bigger than themselves.

We are looking to have the grouping of four canvases hung either in one of the local libraries or government buildings.

Some of the more interesting pieces that were collected were some little toys, hair clips and parts of combs.  We also had a few toothbrushes, lots of bottle caps and thousands of pieces of small broken pieces of all colors that had no special identity to any particular product.

The variety of colors available in plastic made it easy to find something for each square inch of canvas.

Here’s a quote from one of the participants. She said, “This was a really cool thing to do. Wow, I never knew there was so much plastic on our beaches. Thank you so much, it was a lot of fun.”

J.M. Family, the Audubon Society of South Florida and the Broward County Parks Department are given many thanks for bringing this multi-faceted, worthwhile event to the community.

What can you imagine is a worthwhile pursuit? Contemplate that.