Global Youth Service Day Project: KIDS RECYCLE DAY, Saturday, April 22, 2017,  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

LiveThrive Atlanta: CHaRM Center
1110 Hill St SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest service event in the world that activates and celebrates the millions of children and youth who find their voice, take action, and have an impact on vital issues. Pebble Tossers was selected to serve as a Community Agency for Youth Service America.

Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta presents 2017 Kids Recycle Day, an event on April 22, 2017, which will mobilize kids throughout Metro Atlanta to actively engage in recycling and reusing items and ultimately benefit the environment. This fun event will take place at Live Thrive Atlanta’s CHaRM facility. The goal is to have families and kids go into their rooms and gather all of the items they no longer need or are hard to recycle; (school paper, art projects, art supplies, books, clothes, sports equipment, musical instruments, bikes, helmets, and electronics) and bring them to us. The youth volunteers serving that day will receive these donated items and explain how they will be reused or recycled.  This service celebration will include face paining with organically made paints from a local artist, delicious snacks, and all registered volunteers will receive t-shirts made from recycled bottles.

FullSizeRender (1)If you would like to join our Committee to engage schools, local communities, kids, scout troops, youth groups, etc. Please contact Jen at [email protected]  There will be two volunteer shifts on Saturday, April 22, 2016:  8:45 am – 11:00 am, 10:45 am – 1:00 pm. Volunteers will receive training on how to accept donated items and learn how the recycling processes for the different materials.  Click here to volunteer for one (or all of the shifts).

Kids Recycle Day features a week long event ending on Saturday, April 22nd to recycle those hard to recycle materials such as paint, equipment, styrofoam, plastic toys, etc…  Past Kids Recycle Days have collected: 1000 books, a 55 gallon drum filled with batteries, 20,000 pounds of electronics, 1 pod of clothing and shoes, 20 gallons of crayons, 600 pounds of paper, and 20 bikes.  All schools, businesses and families are encouraged to clean out their spaces and bring down all that stuff you say “What do I do with this?!” CHaRM will take it and recycle it properly!

 

nadine-abdel-rahim-1st-place-3-5In conjunction with our Kids’ Recycle Day, Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta are hosting an Illustrated Poem Contest asking kids to submit an illustrated poem with the theme “Clean & Green”.

ILLUSTRATED POEM CONTEST GUIDELINES

Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta present Global Youth Service Day 2017 Kids Recycle Day, an event on April 22, 2016, which will mobilize kids throughout Metro Atlanta to actively engage in recycling and reusing items and ultimately benefit the environment. The event will take place at Live Thrive Atlanta’s CHaRM facility. The goal is to have kids go into their rooms and gather all of the items they no longer need; (school paper, art projects, art supplies, books, clothes, sports equipment, musical instruments, bikes, helmets, and electronics) and bring them to us. The youth participating in GYSD will collect these items and explain how they will be reused or recycled.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

Congratulations to the winners of our Kids’ Recycle Day Illustrated Poetry Contest:

> Nicho Sindone, 4th grader at Midtown International School
> Gracie Rosenberg, 7th grader at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School
> Justin Nettles, 8th grader at Peachtree Charter Middle School

There were many fabulous entries and the decision was difficult! Prize packages will be awarded at noon during our Kids Recycle Day 2017 at Live Thrive Atlanta‘s CHaRM facility on April 22nd.  Prize packages include: $25 cash, LiveThrive swag, and a Pebble Tossers lanyard.

Join us on April 22nd to see the rest of the wonderful entries and for our #GYSD celebration of #EarthDay.

 

 

 

 

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Top entries will be displayed at the Dogwood Arts Festival EcoVillage on April 7-9, 2017. Winner will be announced April 7th 

Details: Write and illustrate a poem using the theme: “Clean & Green”. Poems must be no more than 40 words and written in one of the following styles: haiku, limerick, ode, ABC poem, free verse, end rhyme, and blank verse. Participants are encouraged to explore topics related to: Recycling – Reusing items – Repurposing items – Environmental awareness – Composting – Trash to Treasure – Green Initiatives, etc…

Contest Rules:

  • Poems must conform to a particular style. No poem may be longer than 40 words.
  • The topic of the poem and illustration must be related to GYSD Kids Recycle Day 2017 theme: “Clean & Green”.
  • All entries must be original works without aid from others.
  • Each poem must be submitted and illustrated on an unlined sheet of paper (any type) not larger than 11”x14”. The illustration must be created by hand using crayons, watercolors or any type of paint, colored pencils, or markers. The text of the poem should be easy to read and may be printed with a computer, before the hand-drawn illustration is added, or the poem may be pasted onto the illustrated.
  • One entry per student will be accepted.
  • All entries must include the entry form on the back. (Do not staple)
  • All illustrated poems and/or digital representations of the poems become property of Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta.

Entries to be judged based upon:

  • Word choice and imagery
  • Adherence to poem style
  • Colorful artwork
  • Relevance to and incorporation of theme
  • Originality and creativity
  • Overall presentation 

Acceptance of prize constitutes consent to use winners’ names, likenesses and entries for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes.  Entries due by April 1, 2017. Mail in a flat envelope to Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe | 3901 Whittington Dr. | Atlanta, GA 30342

Click here for important documents: Poem contest entry form 2017 GYSD poem contest flyer 2017, GYSD Poetry Rubric

BRING ITEMS TO RECYCLE!

We will have youth volunteers to receive items and give you more information about how it will be recycled.

Items with No Fee

  • Plastics/clean, dry, empty plastic bags/ film packaging/grocery bags
  • Plastic food containers #1-#2-#5, clean and dry
  • Paper: magazines/office paper/newspaper/phone-books
  • Glass bottles and jars (food grade only)
  • Metal (steel, iron, brass, aluminum, or copper)
  • Metal food cans(please wash)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard
  • Printer cartridges
  • Textiles
  • Styrofoam(please wash)
  • Batteries(Zinc Carbon, Button,Lithium,Rechargeable, Car)
  • Household fats/oil/grease
  • Carpet/Padding
  • Waxed Cartons (Broth, Milk, Juice)

Items for ReUse (No Fee)

  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Musical instruments
  • Sports equipment
  • Bikes
  • Textiles
  • Furniture in usable condition
  • Household items in usable condition
  • Clothing
  • WonderRoot Creative Reuse –Arts and Craft Supply

Items with Material Processing Fees

  • Paint – latex and oil base  (First five 1-gallon cans free, each additional $2. First two 5-gallon buckets free, each additional $3.)
  • Household chemicals  (First two gallons or pounds are free. each additional $1 per gallon or pound)
  • Electronics (TV’s and monitors $10)
  • Tires (First two no charge, each additional $2 unless a council member event. YOU must unload.)
  • Mattresses ($10 per set)
  • Propane Tanks ($10)
  • Large Appliances ($10, Freon MUST be removed.)
  • Thermometers ($5)
  • Smoke Detectors ($5)
  • Alkaline Batteries ($1 per pound
  • Bulbs ( First 2, 4ft & 6ft Fluorescent are free each additional $.50)
  • CFL Bulbs (First 5 are free each additional $.50)

 Items NOT Accepted

  • Packing peanuts (take to UPS or shipping stores)
  • Coat hangers (plastic or wire, take to your dry cleaners)
  • Rigid Plastic
  • Building materials, wood (contact Lifecycle Building Center)


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Global Youth Service Day April 15-17, 2016

KIDS RECYCLE DAY, Saturday, April 16, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

LiveThrive Atlanta: CHaRM Center
1110 Hill St SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest service event in the world that activates and celebrates the millions of children and youth who find their voice, take action, and have an impact on vital issues. Pebble Tossers was selected to serve as a Lead Agency by Youth Service America.

Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta present Global Youth Service Day 2016 Kids Recycle Day, an event on April 16, 2016, which will mobilize kids throughout Metro Atlanta to actively engage in recycling and reusing items and ultimately benefit the environment. This fun event will take place at Live Thrive Atlanta’s CHaRM facility. The goal is to have families and kids go into their rooms and gather all of the items they no longer need or are hard to recycle; (school paper, art projects, art supplies, books, clothes, sports equipment, musical instruments, bikes, helmets, and electronics) and bring them to us. The youth volunteers serving that day will receive these donated items and explain how they will be reused or recycled.  This service celebration will include face paining with organically made paints from a local artist, delicious snacks, and all registered volunteers will receive t-shirts made from recycled bottles.

FullSizeRender (1)If you would like to join our Committee to engage schools, local communities, kids, scout troops, youth groups, etc. Please contact Jen at [email protected]  There will be three volunteer shifts on Saturday, April 16, 2016:  8:00 am – 10:00 am, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  Volunteers will receive training on how to accept donated items and learn how the recycling processes for the different materials.  Click here to volunteer for one (or all of the shifts).

Kids Recycle Day features a week long event ending on Saturday, April 16 to recycle those hard to recycle materials such as paint, equipment, styrofoam, plastic toys, etc…  Past Kids Recycle Days have collected: 1000 books, a 55 gallon drum filled with batteries, 20,000 pounds of electronics, 1 pod of clothing and shoes, 20 gallons of crayons, 600 pounds of paper, and 20 bikes.  All schools, businesses and families are encouraged to clean out their spaces and bring down all that stuff you say “What do I do with this?!” CHaRM will take it and recycle it properly!

nadine-abdel-rahim-1st-place-3-5In conjunction with our Kids’ Recycle Day, Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta are hosting an Illustrated Poem Contest asking kids to submit an illustrated poem with the theme “Reuse & Recycle”.

ILLUSTRATED POEM CONTEST GUIDELINES

Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta present Global Youth Service Day 2016 Kids Recycle Day, an event on April 16, 2016, which will mobilize kids throughout Metro Atlanta to actively engage in recycling and reusing items and ultimately benefit the environment. The event will take place at Live Thrive Atlanta’s CHaRM facility. The goal is to have kids go into their rooms and gather all of the items they no longer need; (school paper, art projects, art supplies, books, clothes, sports equipment, musical instruments, bikes, helmets, and electronics) and bring them to us. The youth participating in GYSD will collect these items and explain how they will be reused or recycled.

Contest Deadline: Poems must be received by April 5, 2016.  Mail in a flat envelope to Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe | 3901 Whittington Dr. | Atlanta, GA 30342.

Prizes: One winner per grade categories: K – 2nd, 3rd– 5th, 6th– 8th, 9th– 12th

Top entries will be displayed at the Dogwood Arts Festival EcoVillage on April 9-10, 2016. Winner will be announced April 9th.  Winners will receive $100 to be divided: $50 to the student and a $50 micro-grant to the nonprofit of the student’s choice. 

Details: Write and illustrate a poem using the theme: “Reuse & Recycle”. Poems must be no more than 40 words and written in one of the following styles: haiku, limerick, ode, ABC poem, free verse, end rhyme, and blank verse. Participants are encouraged to explore topics related to: Recycling – Reusing items – Repurposing items – Environmental awareness – Composting – Trash to Treasure

Contest Rules:

  • Poems must conform to a particular style. No poem may be longer than 40 words.
  • The topic of the poem and illustration must be related to GYSD Kids Recycle Day 2016 theme: “Reuse & Recycle”.
  • All entries must be original works without aid from others.
  • Each poem must be submitted and illustrated on an unlined sheet of paper (any type) not larger than 11”x14”. The illustration must be created by hand using crayons, watercolors or any type of paint, colored pencils, or markers. The text of the poem should be easy to read and may be printed with a computer, before the hand-drawn illustration is added, or the poem may be pasted onto the illustrated.
  • One entry per student will be accepted.
  • All entries must include the entry form on the back. (Do not staple)
  • All illustrated poems and/or digital representations of the poems become property of Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta.

Entries to be judged based upon:

  • Word choice and imagery
  • Adherence to poem style
  • Colorful artwork
  • Relevance to and incorporation of theme
  • Originality and creativity
  • Overall presentation 

Acceptance of prize constitutes consent to use winners’ names, likenesses and entries for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes.  Entries due by April 5, 2016. Mail in a flat envelope to Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe | 3901 Whittington Dr. | Atlanta, GA 30342

Click here for important documents: GYSD poem contest entry 2016  GYSD poem contest flyer 2016,  GYSD Poetry Rubric

 

BRING ITEMS TO RECYCLE!

We will have youth volunteers to receive items and give you more information about how it will be recycled.

Items with No Fee

  • Plastics/clean, dry, empty plastic bags/ film packaging/grocery bags
  • Plastic food containers #1-#2-#5, clean and dry
  • Paper: magazines/office paper/newspaper/phone-books
  • Glass bottles and jars (food grade only)
  • Metal (steel, iron, brass, aluminum, or copper)
  • Metal food cans(please wash)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard
  • Printer cartridges
  • Textiles
  • Styrofoam(please wash)
  • Batteries(Zinc Carbon, Button,Lithium,Rechargeable, Car)
  • Household fats/oil/grease
  • Carpet/Padding
  • Waxed Cartons (Broth, Milk, Juice)

Items for ReUse (No Fee)

  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Musical instruments
  • Sports equipment
  • Bikes
  • Textiles
  • Furniture in usable condition
  • Household items in usable condition
  • Clothing
  • WonderRoot Creative Reuse –Arts and Craft Supply

Items with Material Processing Fees

  • Paint – latex and oil base  (First five 1-gallon cans free, each additional $2. First two 5-gallon buckets free, each additional $3.)
  • Household chemicals  (First two gallons or pounds are free. each additional $1 per gallon or pound)
  • Electronics (TV’s and monitors $10)
  • Tires (First two no charge, each additional $2 unless a council member event. YOU must unload.)
  • Mattresses ($10 per set)
  • Propane Tanks ($10)
  • Large Appliances ($10, Freon MUST be removed.)
  • Thermometers ($5)
  • Smoke Detectors ($5)
  • Alkaline Batteries ($1 per pound
  • Bulbs ( First 2, 4ft & 6ft Fluorescent are free each additional $.50)
  • CFL Bulbs (First 5 are free each additional $.50)

 Items NOT Accepted

  • Packing peanuts (take to UPS or shipping stores)
  • Coat hangers (plastic or wire, take to your dry cleaners)
  • Rigid Plastic
  • Building materials, wood (contact Lifecycle Building Center)