Happy Earth Day!
We recently partnered with Earth Friendly Products to help celebrate the opening of their newest plant in New Jersey. The company was holding on to 300 overprinted t-shirts and decided to upcycle them into 150 giveaway bags for their launch event. We loved this project so much that we also teamed up with a local golf tournament sponsor to make similar bags to hold golf tees for their players.
So, in the spirit of Earth Day and our recent projects, we pulled together a list of our favorite ways to repurpose that old stack of t-shirts you have sitting at your home or office:
Picture this: You just arrived at your first conference of the season. Before the keynote starts, you make your way to the exhibit hall, where you are bombarded with pens, stress balls, and coffee mugs from exhibitors. What do you do with all of those giveaways? Chances are, you have a few sitting at your desk, but the rest were thrown away before you even left the conference.
In a recent press release, we announced our latest project with the Portland Timbers, Oregon’s Major League Soccer team. We gifted their most loyal fans with a small piece of Timbers’ history to start their 2015 season.
Read the full press release here.
Relan turned 12,000 square feet of old Timbers’ banners into document cases holding season tickets for members of their 2015 Axe Society.
We are back talking with Kari Brizius of Relan. Relan is the social enterprise that works to reduce waste by repurposing banners and billboards into promotional bags and accessories. Kari answers some question about some of the unique characteristics of Relan and sustainability before going through the lightning round Q & A’s.
What is one Social Enterprise that we should all check out?
What is one piece of advice you give to an aspiring change agent?
- Do you research on what you think you believe in and then follow your heart
What is your favorite fun escape?
- Yoga and anything with my kids
What is one book we should all start reading?
The first thing we can all do right now to start changing the world?
- Stop talking about things and start taking any kind of action.
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We here at GreenSportsBlog love the Waste Management Phoenix Open. It is Zero Waste. It is the model for greening all golf tournaments. Plus they have a caddie race during the actual tournament (more on that later). And now, the Waste Management Phoenix Open is getting even greener.
How can the Waste Management Phoenix Open get any greener? It’s already Zero-Waste. In fact, the best attended tournament (500,000+ fans annually) on the PGA Tour has diverted 100% of its waste from landfill in 2013 and 2014, via recycling, composting and waste-to-energy programs. You read that right: 100% diversion from landfill!
So, we ask again: How can the greenest golf tournament in the US get greener? By water conservation/restoration, that’s how! According to a story in yesterday’s Environmental Leader, the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, which takes place Jan 25-Feb 1, will sponsor Change The Course, a “first-of-its kind water…
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