Monthly Archives: June 2012

Harriott Grace: Using Found Wood

I recently found this really beautiful story of Nikole Harriott and her father, Lance. Lance is a wood worker who uses found, reclaimed wood. Definitely worth a watch.

What happens when you have the chance to turn your passion into your second career? We follow Nikole Herriott as she visits her father Lance on his first day of retirement. He has said goodbye to his ship welder past to focus his considerable talents on his lifelong passion: wood.

Herriott Grace from Supplemental on Vimeo.

(If you have trouble viewing the video, you can also watch it on Vimeo’s website.)

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June 2012: Board of Directors Meeting

June 6, 2012 at 6:30pm
Directors Present: Angela, Harley, Rebecca, Kaci
Visitors Present: Kami, Harley’s Mum
Meeting Minutes Recorded by: Angela

Meetings
We will begin having formal agendas
Start doing committee reports to submit before Board of Directors Meetings; Each committee to share their monthly notes via Google Docs

Upcoming Meeting Dates
June 19: Volunteer Meet-up (Angela to confirm Twin Oaks Library; Harley to provide tea or snacks?)
July 10: Board of Directors Meeting
July 26: Volunteer Meet-up at Recycled Reads (Angela to confirm location)

Finances
Need to file 990 report in August
Board of Directors Insurance – Harley printed apps from Greenlights and made phone call

Board Retreat
Possible dates for 2 day board retreat tentatively scheduled for August 19th and 20th.

New Board of Director Members
Kami voted yes 4/0 to join board

Digital Committee Update (Kaci)
Writing blog posts for items ACR does not accept and how they can be responsibly discarded
New website is live

Homework For Next Board Meeting
Review Whistleblower Policy and Records Retention Policy for approval at July meeting
Angela to bring all signed Conflict of Interest docs to July BoD meeting and scan to Google Docs

What can I do with… oil-based paint

Photo by Drb62

I know what you’re thinking. It’s spring time. You have a whole garage full of oil-based paint that you’re looking to dispose of, but you know you don’t want to plop that in your regular ‘ole trash to be carried away to the landfill. Let me personally applaud you for thinking outside that garbage can box!

Unfortunately, Austin Creative Reuse cannot currently accept any oil-based paint, but here are some places you can take your left over oil-based paint:

As always, try Freecycling or giving away the left over paint for free on Craigslist.

You can also have it properly disposed of by taking it to The Household Hazardous Waste Facility. They will properly dispose up to 30 gallons of hazardous household materials for free. Anything beyond that and you may be required to pay a disposal fee.

Tip: In the future, you may consider a latex or acrylic paint for your painting needs. These paints are much easier to find a reuse home for (we accept paint that isn’t oil-based!) and they’re better for your health and the environment.

Thanks, again, for finding a proper home for your materials!

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