Author Archives: Verde Mom

About Verde Mom

Public Speaker, Nature Advocate, Lover of Pen and Paper, Author & Happy Hockey Mom

Recycle Pallets – Prevent Pollution, Get Paid

Construction and demolition is costly to our environment, with the majority of debris and waste being lawfully destined for a landfill. Most materials are delivered on wooden pallets, so they are at the core of the pollution pile. My teenage son … Continue reading

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Recycling Around The World

Think Outside the Bin just hit 200,000 all time views, and the entire globe is watching us! Thank you for all your support and recycling interest and efforts. People from Alaska to Australia, Sri Lanka to Slovakia, and Zimbabwe, too…are … Continue reading

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Art Project: Decorate Your Recycle Bin

At a recent visit to Hollins University for the Tinker Mountain Writer’s Workshop, the beautiful campus welcomed me with surrounding mountains and rolling hills. Among the traditional collegiate columns and brick buildings, colorfully decorated recycling bins added flavor and flair … Continue reading

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Keeping Watch on Earth Day Events

Keeping Watch In partnership with historians, writers, scientist, environmental experts and artists, the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and College of Arts & Architecture have begun a three-year initiate that profiles natural environmental issues. It is designed to bring a higher … Continue reading

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Sustain Me Baby Recycles Plastic Toys

Sustain Me Baby Combining the work of two artists, this display is traveling to many cities, and currently presides at the Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte’s Center City, in Charlotte, N.C. Joyce Dallal’s “The Other Toy Story” is a … Continue reading

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Clean the World: Recycle toiletries and soap

Join in the 2014 Spring Clean Soap Drive to support the Graduate Business Association! Take your extra toiletries, sample/travel soaps, shampoo, lotion, etc. and drop them off at the Charlotte, NC Projective Eye Gallery, at the corner of Brevard and … Continue reading

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Donate Vehicles to Bart Starr’s Rawhide Boys Ranch

RAWHIDE BOYS RANCH Years ago, I had the honor of working for Bart Starr in his real estate development company in Alabama. He and his wife, Cherry were two of the kindest people I ever met in my career. My … Continue reading

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Rainforest Alliance Thinks Outside The Bin

RAINFOREST ALLIANCE At a local coffee house recently, I noticed a cute little green frog.  Not an actual frog (that would have been alarming beside my Mocha Latte), but a certification seal on a sign.  It accompanied the proud announcement … Continue reading

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Think Outside The Bin at Organic Fest

ORGANIC FEST Look for us at the Organic Fest in Asheville, NC this weekend…we’ll be “thinking outside the bin” and offering solutions to help the planet get healthier!  We are also going to be featured speakers on stage talking about … Continue reading

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Donated sewing supplies help newborns

PREEMIE PROJECT Ready to retire your sewing supplies?  Your donations could help critically ill infants and their families, at the Preemie Project in Iowa City.  Volunteers make handcrafted booties, hats and blankets for the newborns and deliver them to the … Continue reading

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