Welcome to Eco-Erek, a place to share eco-ideas! I’m 13 years old and I LOVE to recycle. I hope you do to. Helping to save Planet Earth’s resources is important to me.
I like to read about ways that we humans can be resourceful with our stuff. Not everything can and should get thrown in the landfill. There is only so much room for all of our garbage! I don’t like when I see things that we throw away, especially plastic, end up in our oceans and rivers and trees. It has to stop.
Have a look around my site and help me, help our planet!
●Communicate importance of recycling.
●Show how easy recycling is.
●Promote resourcefullness in people.
●Promote conservation of Mother Earth.
(animals, oceans, rainforests,
arctic region, mountains, etc.)
●Try to Reuse, Reduce, or Recycle ONE item a day.
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Background drawn by Erek.
4,477 items of denim &
4,269 pairs of shoes
Collection Totals through 2013:
Erek in Wash DC at the Guiness World Record Ceremony for the “Largest Collection of Clothing to Recycle”.
2013 Eco Drive Totals
4,477 denim items
4,269 pr. shoes
as of December 31, 2013
Getting Ready for 2014!
EcoErek is once again an approved collection site for denim on behalf of Blue Jeans Go Green.® in 2014. The collected denim is shredded into cotton fibers and remanufactured into housing insulation to benefit communities affected by natural disasters. In the past, the denim insulation has gone to Habitat for Humanity to help communities devistated by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region. For more information about this process, go to www.BlueJeansGoGreen.org
Once again, EcoErek is an approved collection site for shoes in 2014 through a partnership with USAgain (www.usagain.com).
The shoes are sent to USAgain in Chicago, then sorted. Those that are in good condition are re-directed to those who need them, and shoes in poor condition are ground to make raw material for sidewalks, running tracks, carpet underlayment and playground mulch. It’s a Win-Win for everyone involved.
With your help, we can keep these textiles out of our Northwest Ohio Landfills!
Shoes to USAgain in 2013- The shoes collected for recycling in 2013 were delivered successfully to USAgain in Chicago, IL on Dec. 15, 2013. Over 4,000 shoes were loaded and delivered in the snowy mid-west weather. That equates to approx. 4,900 lbs kept out of landfills. See gallery.
EcoErek honored - Erek was selected as a Finalist in the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes in September 2013. Each year- the Barron Prize honors twenty-five young heroes, 10-15 Winners and 10-15 Finalists. Finalists are applicants that made it to the final round of judging, but were not selected a Winner. Although not selected as a Winner, the Finalist stands out from over the over 400 nominees between the ages of 8 and 18 who applied.
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Not set, Saturday
June 14, Saturday
April 22 thru Sep 3
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M-S 10-8, Sun 12-5
M - Th 8:30-9,
Fri 8:30-6, Sat 8-4
M - Th 9am-8pm,
Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9-3pm
Toledo Zoo (Anthony Wayne parking lot)
Earth Day celebration “Party for the Planet”
Town Center at Levis Commons
Perrysburg - outside in front of Cinemas
The Future Wave
3324 Navarre Ave., Oregon
Parking Lot (419) 698-9283
Once Upon a Child
194 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg
5644 Monroe Street, Sylvania
The Future Wave salon
3324 Navarre Ave., Oregon
CC Bella salon
530 Commerce Blvd, Northwood