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Orange County solid waste manager David Gregory stands in front of a pile of recycling at the Materials Recycling Facility. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Reduce, Reuse and Be Sure To Recycle Correctly


You might think you’re doing the right thing by recycling those bottles, cans, plastic containers and cardboard boxes, but put enough of the wrong stuff in the bin and it could be your load and a whole neighborhood’s load of recycling that heads to the landfill instead. Orange County started a pilot program called “Think Five” to educate residents on what is and isn’t recyclable. Dawn McCormick, Director of Communications for Waste Management, and Professor Fazal T. Najafi, engineering professor at UF, join us to talk about the importance of recycling.
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Spotlight

Art Space, Trains, Recycle and MLK Jazz Cookout


The Art Hives Network connects small and regenerative community arts studios together in order to build solidarity across geographic distances.  This effort seeks to strengthen and promote the benefits of these inclusive, welcoming spaces known as “public homeplaces.” These spaces create multiple opportunities for dialogue, skill sharing and art-making between people of differing socio-economic backgrounds, ages, cultures and abilities. This will be the topic of the Creative Placemaking Symposium being held at UCF Saturday 9:30 to 4 at 4143 Andromeda Loop. For more information go to artsforhealthflorida.org. Large train layouts, a real train that kids can ride, Scale Model Railroad Items for Sale and more can be seen at the 51st Annual Florida Railfair and Model Show Saturday and Sunday …
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