Monday, June 20, 2016

GO DEEP! A Children and Parents Workshop at The Box Gallery!


GO DEEP! 
Developing Engaged Environmental Problem-Solvers
A Children and Parents Workshop at The Box Gallery!

Saturday, July 2, 2016 | 3-5 p.m.

The Box Gallery
In the Heart of the West Palm Beach Cultural Corridor

811b Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
www.TheBoxGallery.info
786-521-1199

Please contact us if you plan on attending!
PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com


Special Children and Parents Workshop!
Resource Depot and Nadia Utto present
"Solving by the Slice”
at
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

In Partnership with our"#CulturalCorridor" neighbors The Box Gallery and Resource Depot will host a
Children's Hands on Workshop on
Saturday July 2, 2016 at 3 p.m.
"Solving by the Slice” 
*suggested donation $5 per family

WHAT TO EXPECT....
Participants will create a three-dimensional plastic pizza/pie slice out of assorted plastic and paper “waste” and other petroleum-driven disposables often consumed by families.
Each individual slice creation will be combined to make a whole pie(s), representing 6 things your family can start to do to reduce plastic waste consumption in your household.
These pizzas/pies can be delivered to key decision-makers in the community, offering slices of solutions that can be implemented at a larger level.

( Resource Depot -GO DEEP Program (Developing Engaged Environmental Problem-Solvers )


Solving by the Slice
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE: This workshop focuses on eliminating the waste (specifically plastic waste) created by take-out food and beverage containers by using reusable containers, silverware and smart buying choices.
Did you know that: The American population tosses out enough paper bags and plastic cups, forks and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times (www.cleanair.org).
The waste stream of take-out food waste is typically plastic, but could be recyclable or non-recyclable. While some of this waste is likely recyclable plastic, the transportation and processing of recyclables is an energy use that could be eliminated entirely by not creating this waste in the first place. (http://www.threeactionsproject.org/Actions/Eliminate-To-Go-Food-Packaging-Waste.php)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: Reduce/Eliminate-to-go-food-packaging-waste--To-go food containers, including coffee cups, water bottles and take-out food containers contribute to a large portion of every day waste.

ENGAGEMENT: Participants will create a three-dimensional plastic pizza/pie slice out of assorted plastic and paper “waste” and other petroleum-driven disposables often consumed by families. Each individual slice creation will be combined to make a whole pie(s), representing 6 things your family can start to do to reduce plastic waste consumption in your household. These pizzas/pies can be delivered to key decision-makers in the community, offering slices of solutions that can be implemented at a larger level.

GO DEEPER DAILY: Here are some other things you can do:
Bring food and drink from home (meals and snacks) in reusable containers
Refuse take out disposables…such as straws, lids, extra napkins and utensils
Bring your own reusable containers, utensils, drinking containers and “to go bags”
Buy bulk and avoid the “single serve” options as it is a lot of extra packaging
Buy in-season, local produce…it has to travel less from farm to table and it will be fresher

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