Monday, January 31, 2011

What do YOU do with YOUR milk jugs?

Every Tuesday morning my overflowing green plastic bin is taken to the curb along with my gazillion-gallon-sized garbage can, (which is usually only 1/3 full). After being a California and Washington resident for most of my life, I'm surprised that the responsibility of reusing and recycling has in many ways remained a habit of west coasters.

Since you're reading this, you probably know who Todd and Kiaralinda are, and you probably know how recycling and repurposing are important to them. So much so, that SHAMc is being designed by Grant Genova, an architect known for repurposing building materials.

You may be a lover of the arts; you may be the stereotypical NPR earthy type; or maybe you're a Fox News devotee who goes against your own stereotype and actually uses your green bin! Or, maybe you're like me and just doing your part to smash every box, rinse every milk jug, wash laundry soap out of its plastic container and put it all in the bin. I'm proud of you all, but the thing is, every Tuesday morning I notice only one other neighbor who puts their recyclables out on a regular basis.

But there is a bright side! People on the west coast don't wear their recyclables! Yes, we Floridians have a wonderful opportunity to view a gallery show in St. Petersburg to see how local artists are repurposing and recycling to create wearable art.

Kiaralinda and Todd recently attended Closet Artists: Florida Art to Wear and they sent me a few pictures. If you'd like to check it out it's showing until February 28, 2011 at:

Florida Craftsmen, Inc.
501 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Telephone: 727 821-7391

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