Sunday, October 5, 2014

Green Fair

   On a rainy Saturday Morning the Bogota Green team hosted a Paper Shredding event along with a Green Fair. The shedding truck was station in the Parking Lot of the Bogota Recreation Center. This had a steady flow of residents who needed to safely dispose of their personal documents. This was aided by a  couple of  Student Volunteers who would allow the driver to stay in their cars while the Volunteers place the documents in a bid to be shredded.  The shedding truck from the  Bergen County Utilities Authority allows residents to safely  dispose of any personally , or sensitive paper document they may have. This is also a more environmentally friendly way of disposing of those documents. Paper is feed into a secure truck while being shredded then the truck transport the shredded paper to a processor which turns the paper into a fine dust, or powder which is then recycled into various paper products. 
   The rain forced the Green Fair under the picnic shelter which cause  only a few number of people to visit the Green Fair. One of the vendors, Planet Aid,  was able to connect with Borough  Officials about placing a clothing bid within Bogota.  Planet Aid collects and recycles used clothing to be used in other parts of the world and free up space in landfills. Planet Aid also offers an online receipt system to allow for items to become tax deductible. For more information about planet aid  please visit their web site at:
 Other vendors that took part was Lewis Marx with some of his Pottery, Bogota Blog NJ selling original photos, and Bogota Beautiful showing how to use recycled item as arts & craft and even old cereal boxes as Post cards. Bogota Beautiful is also now trying to organize anyone who want to travel around the Borough during the Holiday Seasons to sing Carols. For more information,or to signup please go to their website at

Isabel Rodriguez (L) talking to Rosemary Gasiewicz

Daniele Fede adding to a "Wish Tree" poster

 Nova making a Caterpillar from old egg crates

Nevaeh  writing a wish for Bogota.

Mayor Tito Jackson (L) talking with Isabel Rodriguez

Lewis Marx (L) showing his pottery to Armua Bustamante
 & Councilman Chris Keleman

Rick Hennington (L) of Planet Aid talking with Councilman
John Mitchell about clothes recycling

Rick Hennington (L) of Planet Aid talking with Isabel Rodriguez
about what Planet Aid can do.
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