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Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Work

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 21, 2013

It’s time once again to celebrate Earth Day by participating in activities that show our appreciation for the natural beauty of our planet and our commitment to combating environmental pollution. Your workplace may not seem like the place to celebrate or discuss Earth Day, but in fact it is the perfect environment.

Make it important  to your employees to celebrate or recognize Earth Day in some way. Here are some ideas.

Team Building through Recycling- Make recycling a team building affair. With new office recycling bins for each team, see which team can recycle the most. See which team can recycle more various items, too with prizes for all categories. Then bring your recyclable materials to a nearby recycling facility. Which team saved the most money through recycling? Recycling processes are fascinating and fun to watch.  Your group will earn some extra change and you can buy lunch for the employees after!

Sit down and set specific goals for recycling and saving energy- It’s often as easy as changing your light bulbs, being more conscientious with water conservation, or making a routine trip to a nearby recycling bin.

Plant a tree - Besides being a fun activity, planting trees help to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and they provide a habitat for a variety of other plants and animals. Go to your local nursery, and pick out the perfect tree for around the office.

Plant flowers near your entry or parking lot - Each day as you enter the office, you and your employees will be thrilled when you see the beautiful grounds.

Go on a nature hike at lunch- Nature hikes are a great way to appreciate the beauty of our planet. Pick a park or nearby trail, or visit a new place as a team every year on Earth Day.

The Fibrex Group wishes you a happy Earth Day. We hope that some of these ideas are helpful in your work celebration of Earth Day.


Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 18, 2013

What better way than to get a jump start on Spring than with Play Mart’s outstanding sale prices on select items! The Fibrex Group is proud to be the exclusive manufacturer’s rep in the states of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia and New Jersey.

Play Mart is the leader in recycled plastic commercial playground equipment for schools, parks, day cares, churches, military installations and much more. We also offer early childhood equipment, site amenities, and fitness equipment. We extrude our structural material - Recycled Structural Plastic (RSP) - using reclaimed #2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene). In simple terms, we make playground equipment from garbage milk jugs.

Save up to 50% on some items!

  • NEW Mega™ Fire Engine Playground
  • Mini™ Hillcrest Playground
  • Mini™ Stoneybrook Playground
  • Mini™ Noah's Ark (or Beach Boat) Playground
  • Play-Fit™ Flagstaff
  • NEW Kid's 6FT ergo-EcoBench (4FT shown at link)
  • Nature of Early Play™ ModBox - 24" x 8"

Call 1.800.346.4458 or email us at so we can help you design the playground of your children’s dreams!!
**We only design, sell & install for commercial customers. No residential inquiries please.

Grant Money Available for a Rocket Composter for Schools

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

While the Fibrex Group does not sell composters, we truly believe that it is a most valuable tool for schools and educators in a public setting. Composting is a practice that enhances our soil and can benefit the Earth. Rocket Composters are simple to use and easy to maintain.

The wide range of Rocket Composters can recycle all quantities of food waste (or green or animal wastes) quickly and quietly without any mess or smell. The Rocket uses nature's own processes and some of its own clever technology to turn your waste into lovely compost in just two weeks.

State Farm Insurance is now offering grant money to qualified schools for the purchase of a Rocket Composter.

Grant funding money is now available for purchasing a Rocket Composter which will help you :

  1. Educate students incorporating the Rocket into the school’s curriculum
  2. Recycle your school's food waste to eliminate disposal costs
  3. Reduce your facility's carbon footprint and increase your recycling rates
  4. Produce useful compost for your facility's landscaping needs

Primary applicant should be either an educator who currently teaches in a public K-12, public charter, or higher education institution, or a school-based service-learning coordinator whose primary role is to coordinate service-learning projects in a public, charter, or higher education institution.
The following web link describes the State Farms Insurance grant program for K-12 and Higher Education schools and for other not-for-profit educational groups.
This funding can help you with the purchase of a Rocket Composter. The deadline for all grant applications is May 3rd, 2013.

But wait - before you compost that food waste, you might want to also consider recycling bottles, cans & paper at your school. Check out for budget friendly and attractive recycling containers for your school’s recycling program!