Keep Orlando Beautiful Events

Hello Volunteers and Partners!

We are gearing up for our late winter and spring events for 2013:
  • Orlando Wetland’s Festival(volunteer spots filled, come enjoy this free event)-February 16th
  •  2013 Electronical Waste Collection  – Electronic Waste Recycling Event (we will take your old electronics AND you can enter to win a ThinkPad)-February 23rd
  • City Beautiful Waterway Cleanup (volunteers needed)-March 16th
I did not attach the Wetland’s flyer since it is such a large file, but you can visit their website at
http://www.orlandowetlands.org/
Thank you,
Jody (Goostree) Buyas
Keep Orlando Beautiful Coordinator
407.246.2752 office
407.254.4723 graffiti hotline

International/Florida Coastal Cleanup‏ September 15

Hello Volunteers and Partners,

Hope you all have been enjoying your summer.  We’ve been staying out of the heat, but are ready to get back out there in full force!  See flyer  for the annual International/Florida Coastal Cleanup coming up on Saturday, September 15th.  We have some new sites we have not included before.
National Public Lands Day is also coming up on Saturday, September 29th at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake.  We are currently gathering all the details and hope to have a flyer soon.  We plan to have a variety of outdoor activities planned, for free!
You can always visit our website at www.cityoforlando.net/kob.
Thank you,
Jody (Goostree) Buyas
Keep Orlando Beautiful Coordinator
407.246.2752 office
407.254.4723 graffiti hotline

www.cityoforlando.net/kob

Ivanhoe Spruce Up – June 23

Ivanhoe Village Main Street is teaming with Green Up Orlando, Keep Orlando Beautiful, and Summit Church to clean and green the Loch Haven Neighborhood Center and surrounding neighborhoods. We’ll be planting, mulching, painting, sprucing up — and having lots of fun! Water, light snacks and all needed supplies are provided.

We’re going to need your help! All ages may participate. This is a great family volunteer activity and students may earn community service hours. No children under 14 may participate without direct adult supervision. Those between 14 and 18 attending without their parent must have a signed minor release form from parent or legal guardian. A form may be requested and brought with child the day of the event.

Volunteer spots are limited and fill quickly, and you must register by June 20. Call Jody Buyas of Keep Orlando Beautiful at 407.246.2752 or e-mail her at jody.buyas@cityoforlando.net. Looking forward to a great turnout from the neighborhood!

Electronic Waste Recycling Event‏ This Friday 2/17 and Saturday 2/18

Hello Volunteers and Partners,
Keep Orlando Beautiful is partnering with the NBA All Stars to collect and recycle your old electronics,  see attached flyer here: 2012_Recycling_Flyer
Friday 2/17 and Saturday 2/18
Jody (Goostree) Buyas
Keep Orlando Beautiful Coordinator
407.246.2752 office
407.254.4723 graffiti hotline

Keep Orlando Beautiful September Events‏

Hello Volunteers and Partners,
Our annual Florida Coastal Cleanup is coming up on Saturday, September 17th!   I know many of you look forward to volunteering with us and have done so for many years.  If you never have before, come out and see what it’s all about!
Also coming up on Saturday, September 24th is National Public Land’s Day.  We are having a big celebration with all kinds of really neat demonstrations, activities, and giveaways…and it’s free!  We’d love to see you there.
Please see attacments for details or visit our website at http://www.cityoforlando.net/public_works/kob/specialevents.htm
Thank you for all that you do!

Jody (Goostree) Buyas
Keep Orlando Beautiful Coordinator
407.246.2752 office
407.254.4723 graffiti hotline

Graffiti Reporting and Removal

Lately there have been some incidents of graffiti in the neighborhood. Call the Graffiti Reporting and Removal Hotline at 407-254-4723. Managed by Keep Orlando Beautiful, this hotline streamlines the process for graffiti removal. Residents can also report graffiti online at cityoforlando.net/public_works/graffiti/Graffiti.aspx

E-PASS Shredding and Recycling Event, April 2‏

In recognition of Keep America Beautiful Month, E-PASS, along with several community partners, will host a shredding and electronics recycling event Saturday, April 2nd from 8 am to 12 pm. The event will be in the parking lot area in front of the Amway Arena near the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801).

This is a free event, open to everyone. Residents can bring their documents and watch as they are shredded. In an effort to reduce wait times, please limit your shredding to less than 10 boxes. Please note, there will be several shredding trucks on hand so there is no need to line up prior to the event time.

In previous events, E-PASS has shredded and recycled over 50,000 pounds of paper and recycled more than 40,000 pounds of electronics.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection staff will be on hand to discuss their Easy As One campaign and will collect retail plastic bags to recycle and used cell phones (working and non-working) along with stray chargers to donate to a local charity.

Participants who bring in 20 or more retail plastic bags for recycling will receive a reusable shopping bag. Those who bring a cell phone or paper for shredding will receive a day pass to a Florida State Park by visiting the Easy As One booth, while supplies last. For more information on Easy As One visit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/EasyAsOne.

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be on hand to stress the importance of document security and offer tips to help prevent identity theft.

In addition, participants can bring working and non-working electronics (excluding TVs) for recycling. See below for accepted items. E-PASS and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority are not responsible for any items dropped off during this event.

The following electronics will be accepted, working or not working: desktop, tower, laptop computers; CRT, LCD, plasma monitors/displays; printers/plotters; fax machines; telephone systems, switches; PDAs, radios; stereos; VHS/DVDs; video games; projectors, cameras; any kind of storage media. At this time, we CANNOT accept TVs.

For computers and other items like cell phones and PDAs, a private company will process the item for data destruction (three pass electronic erasure and Department of Defense level sanitization of hard drives). All identifying marks, stickers and labels are removed. If media cannot be securely destroyed electronically, physical destruction is carried out at their facility.

For more information, please call 407-690-5000 or email info@oocea.com.

The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority is a proud partner with the City of Orlando for this community event. Join Keep Orlando Beautiful and Green Up Orlando to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 16th with a project to plant trees, remove litter and beautify Lake Fran and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Keep Orlando Beautiful–Earth Day 2011‏

Hello Volunteers,

Earth Day is right around the corner and we are having our event a little early this year.  It is set for Saturday, April 16th.  Please see attached pdf for info and details.  We hope to see you there!

Thank you,

Jody Goostree
Keep Orlando Beautiful Coordinator
1010 Woods Ave
Orlando, FL  32805
407.246.2752 Office

321.231.8382 Cell
407.246.2241 Fax
www.cityoforlando.net/kob

Upcoming Keep Orlando Beautiful and City Events‏

Hello Volunteers,

Spring is just around the corner.  We have some great events coming up.  You can check out the direct link to our website:

http://www.cityoforlando.net/public_works/kob/specialevents.htm

Don’t forget about the FREE Orlando Wetland’s Festival in February (flyer on website).  Come and let us entertain you with tours, hikes, live music and lots of environmental organizations that will share all kinds of great information.

Also, here is  info for 2011 City Beautiful Waterway Cleanup and  Lets Cleanup Semoran!. (click on either link for the pdf).

We hope to see you at one or all of our upcoming events!
Thanks,

Jody Goostree
Keep Orlando Beautiful Coordinator
1010 Woods Ave
Orlando, FL  32805
407.246.2752 Office
321.231.8382 Cell
407.246.2241 Fax
www.cityoforlando.net/kob

“There is nothing more practical than the preservation of beauty.”  Theodore Roosevelt