More good works coming from the Burning Man Community at Large! Today we have a message from Scott London who created an organization called “ReVITALize.” Their goal is to bring the collective consciousness of Burning Man to the outside world. If you have school age children, this will be of particular interest to you. Read on….
“Our Mission is to take one of the principles of burning man, “Leave no trace” and use it to educate kids across the country on the importance of recycling plastic by recycling their TOOTHBRUSH.
The Toothbrush is an everyday item that many of us forget is often made from plastic. We are asking schools to participate in collecting old used toothbrushes to help us build a communal art project.
It’s estimated that over ONE BILLION toothbrushes make their way to landfills annually and takes several hundred years for these plastic toothbrushes to decompose into our soil. We are now in a full-blown plastic epidemic threatening our environment. Lets use our collective power in putting plastic in its proper place through recycling.
We have created a year round sustainable program for every school that participates in our art recycling project. It’s a great program where your school earns .02 cents for every piece of plastic they collect and recycle. In addition, our organization will be giving away a $5,000 grant to one school through a collection contest.
We need your help in spreading this campaign to your regional group of burners who have a child in school or have a direct relationship with a school. We’re looking for as many schools as possible to participate.
If there’s anyone who’s interested in getting their schools involved, they can E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process of registering. The process is simple. We’ll walk you through each step. Once your school is registered, they’ll receive a ReVITALize bin to start collecting toothbrushes.
Thank you for your help and participation.”