Monday, October 18, 2010

Green Halloween For All

Sick of having to go and buy your costumes? This year you can go green with halloween. Maybe you want to give it a shot this year! Grab some junk laying around the house to turn into the best halloween masterpiece! Turn cardboard scraps into the most horrifying mask or take soda tabs and colorful caps and transform them into a glamorous necklace or bracelet. Not only are you going to have a fun and an amazingly interesting costume but at the same time you'll be saving the planet and your environment. Another idea is to take empty juice boxes, clean them and use the reverse side for body armor and a shield. Just pull out your glue gun and glue it together..... much greener than duck tape or aluminum foil. It's more important than you think. It takes a village to clean a village and halloween can be even more fun when you know your helping your world.



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SKRAPTACULAR! will bring it back home to Washington Heights for the kick off of the 9th annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 9th at 12:30 with a SKRAPTACULAR! Parade reminding the Washington Heights community how they can do their part to make less garbage.

SKRAPTACULAR! Will take to the Harvest Festival stage with Skraptacular Rapatacular performing their rap and

The Girls in Action cheering about saving our environment.

Visit our SKRAPTACULAR! table and take a ride on the SKRAPTACULAR! Re-cycle

Skraptacular Takes 1st Place at Maker Faire!

Inwood-based not-for-profit draws attention to recycling through art

By: Tammy McKillip
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Photo By Tammy McKillip

Congratulations to Inwood mom blogger, photographer and enviro-artist, Michelle Del Guercio. Her recycling-based art booth won three blue "Editor's Choice" ribbons at this past weekend's World Maker Faire in Queens. The not-for-profit, which started five years ago to help raise money for the victims of Katrina, has maintained an active presence in Inwood and Washington Heights--teaching school children how to turn bits of garbage into works of art and encouraging neighborhood residents to volunteer for worthy causes and recycle, reuse and reduce the amount of waste they produce.

Visit SCRAPTACULAR at their Facebook page for more information on how your kids can turn trash into treasures, or check out her photography site to read her lastest blog.