Every day, we’re faced with two choices when it comes to our waste: trash it, or find a new way to reuse or recycle it? To some, this question is second-nature. You know a myriad of ways prevent more materials being sent to the landfill. But the U.S. municipal recycling rate is only at about 34 percent – which means as a nation, we have a ways to go before every person has easy access to, or an easy understanding of, what it means to prevent waste.
America Recycles Day is a national holiday that provides a moment to pause and reflect on that moment when we choose landfill or recycling, the end or a new life, for our waste. Help grow the movement by taking the America Recycles Day pledge, and this Nov. 15, go celebrate at a local event where you can support your community goals to live more sustainably. Here’s a sample of some of our favorite events happening nationwide:
1. Florida Fashion
Florida International University’s CARTA program starts a brand-new tradition this year in observance of ARD. Architecture students will create incredible fashion from waste as all scraps and materials from the school’s studios will be put to use in a sustainable fashion challenge.
The public is welcome to enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and drinks at a fashion show where students will model their innovative creations. Students will model their outfits in a fashion show.
Reservations are required at this event as space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 13 if you wish to attend.