Today’s the day I broke the 500,000 cans and bottles recycled mark with the latest trip today to the recycling center. It’s taken me six years to recycle half a million plastic bottles, aluminum cans and glass containers. It’s a lot of work but I’m so happy to keep that out of the ocean and landfills. I recycle a lot of stuff that I don’t get paid for but the majority of what I take to the recycling center is plastic bottles. Thank you to all of my great customers who call me each week to pick up and special thanks to George at El Niguel Country Club for helping me save the planet. Next stop – 1 million cans and bottles! Here we come!
Today I hung out at the Sand Cloud canopy at the San Diego Earth Fair. It was an awesome day and I had a lot of people stop by to say hi to me and to take pics with me. My favorite though was meeting a new friend who follows me on Instagram. They are from Kyrgyzstan! They brought me a really cool hat from their country and a little souvenir house. Thank you Sand Cloud for hosting my meet and greet and thank you everyone who came and met me.
Today I received a really cool certificate from the EPA recognizing all the recycling I do. I’m going to hang this on the wall in my room. Earth Day is this coming Monday so I hope everyone picks up a piece of trash on the ground, recycles a bottle or can or plants a tree. Anything to help the planet is awesome. Thanks everyone for supporting me. 🙂
On this trip I connected two of my supporting partner companies. Busch Systems provides me with the recycle bins I use and they donated a bunch of them for me to giveaway to my friends at Sand Cloud! Sand Cloud is going to use them for their beach clean ups and events to make sure everything gets recycled correctly and doesn’t end up in the landfill. Speaking of recycling and Sand Cloud… stay tuned next week for a new announcement of something I’m doing with them and I can’t wait to share with everyone. Have a great week everyone and thank you Busch Systems!
Thank you Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA for the 2019 Young Hero Award today – it’s super cool and it’s going on my wall in my bedroom tomorrow. I got to take a behind the scenes tour and I met the divers who clean the tanks and feed the fish. I had a lot of my friends and family come cheer me on too. Thank you for supporting me everyone and thank you for recycling too.
My friends at Busch Systems gave me recycle bins to donate to anyone I wanted so decided to give 5 bins to Eastwood Elementary School in Irvine, California. One of the students had reached out to me to see if I could help them get a recycle program started and I thought this would be the perfect way to do it. Recycle Across America gave me the standardized bin labels so it’s easy to see what kinds of recycled items go in the bins. Thank you Gyan and Kavi for inviting me out to your school and you guys are my heroes for wanting to help clean up the planet and getting your school involved. Check out the video!
Zoomin.tv released a new video of me on Facebook as part of their LOCAL HEROES series. We had a LOT of cans and bottles to take to the recycle center and their video guy, Wade was with us all day filming. I think we made about $400 that day at the recycle center. Check out the video at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=373224813460798
Have a good week everyone!