Ada Vista Green Team

Reducing, Reusing & Recycling!

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Listen Up America: You Need to Learn How to Recycle. Again.

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[08/26/15]   Vote for Ada Vista in the Meijer/Colgate Playground Challenge. The winning school will win a $40,000 playground!

http://www.meijer.com/content/content.jsp?pageName=freshideas_colgate

Colgate is excited to partner with Meijer and TerraCycle to bring you the opportunity to earn a playground for your school! To win, you must earn the most Playground Credits by the end of the promotion.

A school must be a member of the Colgate® Oral Care Brigade™ program to be eligible, and they may earn Playground Credits through daily votes and shipments in the program. Each vote and each shipment will count as one (1) Playground Credit.

All eligible participants are subject to the Colgate and Meijer Playground Giveaway Rules.

[09/19/14]   Terracycle is closing the Cheese and Dairy Tub Brigades on October 31 and the last shipment will be sent on October 23rd. Please be sure to drop off any cheese or dairy packaging by October 22nd. Thank you for collecting Terracycle!

[06/02/14]   Anyone with some free time tomorrow is more than welcome to help Marla and I do the final pack and ship of Terracycle for the year. We will be there starting at 11:00am. Also, if you have any Terracycle items at home send them in with your kids or bring them in tomorrow morning!

[05/28/14]   This is the last week for Recycling and Terracycle at Ada Vista. Please bring any Terracycle you have been collecting at home in by the end of the week!

[12/16/13]   If you have Terracycle items at home, please bring them to school by Thursday. We will be shipping it all out on Friday. Thank you and have a Green & Merry Holiday Season!

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The Naked Grape Cork Brigade® | TerraCycle

Check out the new Terracycle Brigade!

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[11/01/13]   Happy Halloween! Don't forget to Terracycle your candy!

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Brita® Brigade® | TerraCycle

New Brigade!

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[08/23/13]   Does anyone you know want some volunteer hours? Do you have students who would be interested in collecting chip bags at the Ignite the Night event that will be happening next Wednesday, August 28 from 4 - 7:30pm at Union High School? GRPS is planning to provide sandwiches, chips, and bottled water at the event. They are ordering enough food for 700. This could be a great way to get kids out and about, using Spanish, engaging with the community, and educating people about terracycling. It doesn't have to be anything formal. A bunch of kids/adults with garbage bags in hand and possibly wearing an Ada Vista shirt would be sufficient. Chip bags also are great because they will not make a mess. Please contact Jill Vyn if interested.

[08/21/13]   If you have been collecting Terracycle over the summer and would like to get rid of it, please drop it off tomorrow at Ada Vista. We will have boxes outside the school, labeled by brigade, to sort your Terracyle into from noon to 6pm.

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Brita® Brigade® | TerraCycle

New Terracycle Brigade

terracycle.com TerraCycle® has teamed up with Brita® to find a new use for used Brita® pitchers, dispensers, bottles, faucet systems, all filters, and filter packaging. Giv...

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Di No a los Plasticos

Check out the video the Club Verde students made to kick off their Say No to Plastic campaign. They are selling reusable bags for snacks and sandwiches for $7.00 each for the next two weeks. You can buy the bags at the table near the offi...ce before school or during lunch in the cafeteria. If all the kids at Ada Vista used a reusable bag for one snack and one sandwich daily, we could save 177,498 plastc bags from going into our environment each year!

Club Verde video "Di No a los Plasticos"

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Hot Cereal Brigade | TerraCycle

New Brigade Ada Vista can collect for...hot cereal.

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[02/09/13]   New Brigade AV is collecting for: Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade accepted waste: toothpaste tubes, toothpaste caps, toothbrushes, floss containers, mouthwash bottles, mouthwash caps, deodorant containers and caps, plastic soap wrappers.

So far, this school year, Ada Vista has collected 46,625 items that were shipped to Terracycle, saving 712 lbs. from going into a landfill and raising $762 for Club Verde projects. Way to go Club Verde, Ada Vista Staff & Students and Parent Volunteers!!!

[01/11/13]   Anyone willing to volunteer to take batteries and an bunch of electric cords, etc. to a scrap metal place?

[01/09/13]   Terracycle has a new Brigade...Hummos containers. You can still bring Terracycle into Ada Vista but due to the lack of volunteer manpower we ask that you sort it yourself. Thank you to all who do collect at home and sort at school!

[12/23/12]   Have a Very Merry & Green Holiday Season!

A big HUGE thank you to Laura, Ingrid, Maggie and the Club Verde kids for helping get all the Terracycle out today!

[12/12/12]   Most used shoes are perfectly clean and re-usable and TerraCycle wants to help you find a second home for pairs of shoes that you no longer want or need.

By participating in the Paired Shoe Brigade, not only are you diverting this waste from landfills and getting TerraCycle points, but you’re also helping someone in need by giving your shoes a second life.

If you’re having trouble collecting paired shoes, here are a few helpful suggestions:
*Look in your closet for any shoes that may be too small. A smaller foot will greatly appreciate your smaller shoes.
*Think about the shoes that you hardly wear. Could they be put to better use on someone else’s feet?
*Ask friends and family for any old shoes they may have lying around. If a family of four has three pairs of shoes each. That could mean there could be up to eight extra pairs of shoes in your household.
*Host a shoe drive at your school or organization. Imagine all the paired shoes that you could collect from your entire community.
*With this Brigade in particular, please remember that these shoes will be going to another person, so please refrain from sending any shoes that may be overly dirty or falling apart.

Happy collecting,
The TerraCycle Team

[11/11/12]   So far, this school year, the Club Verde kids have helped to divert over 300 pounds of trash from going into a landfill!

[10/30/12]   Don't forget to Terracycle all those candy bags & wrappers. Have a safe and happy Halloween Ada Vista families!

[09/09/12]   We are in desparate need of help for the Green Team during lunch, please contact [email protected] if you are willing to help out.

[09/04/12]   Back to school...Bring your summer Terracycle collection in this week!

[07/24/12]   If you are going to the Ada Farmer's Market today, please drop off your Terracycle and any Campbell's Labels in the box at Ada Vista.

[07/17/12]   Terracycle announced they are closing the cookie brigade on August 1. Super sad day for me, as many of you know it was my favorite! Please bro g your Terracycle to school or one of the other drop off locations by next Tuesday. Thanks!!

[07/13/12]   Recycle your used binders at Staples®
From now until August 31st, simply bring your old, empty binders to any Staples store location, and a store clerk will reward you for your eco-efforts with an exclusive coupon towards the purchase of a new binder.

[07/10/12]   Please rinse your juice pouches or put them in a ziplock type bag before placing them in the bin at Ada Vista. They are making a sticky mess that is attracting ants. Thank you!

[07/02/12]   Don't forget to Terracycle those "Red Solo Cups" after your holiday celebrations!

[06/28/12]   As of July 1, Terracycle will no longer accept shipments of GUM or PAPER PACKAGING. Please drop off all Terracycle items in the box at Ada Vista by Saturday. Thanks and happy summer!

[06/05/12]   Teachers, don't forget to Terracycle all your pens, markers, glue bottles, glue sticks & wipes containers as you are cleaning out the classroom!

[06/02/12]   We are approaching the last week of school. Please bring in all your Terracycle prior to Thursday. We will be accepting items over the summer but will be sending in a final shipment for the school year on Thursday.

Do you have any hazardous waste you need to get rid of?

Kent County residents: Gather your unwanted household chemicals on Saturday morning and stop by the North Kent Transfer Station on Ten Mile Road in Rockford (across from Meijer). We'll be there from 8:30am to noon. Check our website for a list of what we can accept and directions! www.accesskent.com/hhw

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Flip-Flop Brigade® | TerraCycle

Doing some spring cleaning? Bring your unwanted shoes & flip flops to Ada Vista to be Terracycled!

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[05/05/12]   Did you check out the Green Team Newsletter attached to yesterday's listserv? It has the ArtPrize winners and the most up to date Terracycle Brigade information.

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Paired Shoe Brigade® | TerraCycle

The newest Terracycle Brigade we are collecting for...Shoes.

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[04/22/12]   Happy Earth Day Ada Vista Families!

Club Verde ArtPrize 2012

4,000 + paperboard boxes!

There is still time to bring in Paperboard boxes today!

[04/09/12]   Great job Ada Vista families...we have reached our goal (5 boxes per kid/2565) for the Kent County Earth Day Recycle Challenge!

Now let's win one of the benches...between now and Friday bring as many paperboard boxes into school (or in the outside Terracycle box) as we can. One school has turned in over 8,000 boxes so we have a ways to go.

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Method® Refill Brigade® | TerraCycle

Great news! Starting April 1st, the Method Refill Brigade will become the Cleaner Packaging Brigade, and will expand the program to accept pumps, triggers, wipes, pouches, caps and almost any cleaner product packaging, regardless of brand! Start collecting.

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[03/16/12]   Today we went over 50% of our goal...keep it up!

[03/15/12]   This paperboard contest is great for our Clip and Save collections...we have found a bunch of Boxtops, Spartan Brand UPC's and Campbell's Labels for Education! Today's count brings us to 1120 or 43% of our goal.

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