Virtual museum whose mission is litter-prevention by ARTiculating litter with humor, art and kindness. Kind of like Greenpeace meets the Dalai Lama. Museum's Goal is to go out of business because there's no more litter to showcase. Litter-art sales fund awareness, education & events.
3 Monkeys, Cocoa Beach, FL now carrying Museum of Litter art
Our art is now in an adorable, eclectic, gift shop in Cocoa Beach, FL called 3 Monkeys. The owner, Lisa, has added our unique upcycled, recycled litter art to her fabulous selection of gifts. One of the pieces she selected is actually made from Cocoa Beach litter -- cigarette butts and bottle caps collected from the parking lot of Cocoa Beach Pier. If you're in the area, stop by, say hi and check it out. 3 Monkeys is at 24 North Orlando Ave. close to the landmark Coconuts, near A1A and Minutemen Causeway. www.3Monkeys.us
Litter Donations -- July 19, 2009 -- Lauderdale by the Sea, FL
This is the litter collected along the shoreline this morning. I started behind Windjammer at the Datura Portal, and headed north, ending just north of Anglin's Pier where the trash and recycling containers are located behind Aruba. The bag on the right is litter that was able to be recycled.
As I walked back south I picked up more litter. The stuff in the bag on the left I considered 'keepers.' I took it home, washed it, put it in the sun to dry and will upcycle it by making art from it.
Here's a sweet sign we saw on the fence of a home facing Fort Lauderdale beach. We thought who ever lived here must be pretty cool as it's a proactive, friendly, upbeat request to would-be litterers. Turns out he IS cool... he's our friend Ken Fisher.
Ran into Ken yesterday at lunch. As we were catching up, I told him about the new Museum of Litter. I had no idea Ken felt strongly about litter until he mentioned the sign on his fence. "Wait a minute," I said, accurately describing the location, "I just took a picture of your sign on Saturday. We've been admiring the creator of this sign for a while. I can't believe it turns out to be someone we know...you!" Small world, literally.
After lunch, Ken stopped by the shop to see the art we've been creating from litter. He loved it and bought four pieces!
Thanks Ken. Thanks for your own creative litter-prevention initiative, for "getting" what we're trying to do and for giving the museum your support.