Waco Friends of the Climate normally meets on the first Monday of the month at Poppa Rollo’s Pizza, at 703 N. Valley Mills Dr. in Waco, with a free buffet followed by a documentary film or a guest speaker.

To subscribe to our email list and learn about our meetings, campaigns and actions, please email anorthc@aol.com

To enter the 4th Annual Climate Crisis Art Exhibit in October 2020, please email anorthc@aol.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Drive-through STYROFOAM RECYCLING June 27, 2020

There was a great response by Waco citizens to Waco Friends of Peace/Climate’s fourth Styrofoam recycling collection.  Cars were lined up at 9:00 am, and the larger 26-foot UHaul truck was full at 10:45 am.  We suspect pandemic-related increased food take-out containers contributed to the huge styrofoam load of this 4th collection.

0ur apologies to people who came after we closed the door of the totally full truck. Please save your styrofoam for the next collection in about 3 months.

Greatest thanks to our very hardworking crew of Travis Hipp and Harrison Ward. Travis drove the massive truck and was an animal at unloading the styrofoam. Harrison was invaluable in receiving the plastic, as cars formed long lines, beginning before 9:00am

The generosity of those dropping off styrofoam was amazing and deeply appreciated. The funds donated will help offset the considerable expenses of renting the truck and paying for fuel.

The donation building at Dart Corporation in Waxahachie was absolutely full to the ceiling and we piled the plastic in the front of the structure.

Please save your styrofoam for the next collection in about 3 months:   help fight plastic pollution and the climate crisis (fossil fuel required to produce new plastic).

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

EVs in the Juneteenth Parade

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate participated in the Waco Juneteenth parade on Saturday, June 20th.  FOP/C members drove four EVs in the parade, which began at Paul Quinn College and wound up at Heritage Square.  FOP/C joined the parade in support of Juneteenth and to promote interest in electric cars.

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Styrofoam Recycling Day

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate’s third Styrofoam recycling day, originally scheduled for February, has now been rescheduled for June 27th, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.  It will be at the parking lot on the corner of Valley Mills & Waco Drive, in front of Ocean Buffet.  Look for the UHaul truck in the parking lot with the recycling sign.

For safety, please stay in your vehicle & wear masks.  We will remove styrofoam from your trunk, preferably,  or your back seat.

Accepted are styrofoam cups and take out containers, larger molded pieces and blocks.  Not accepted are peanuts and lids.  Please place smaller pieces in bags.

We transport the collections for recycling.  We receive no money for the Styrofoam.  Donations will be accepted to defray truck expenses.

Address questions to anorthc@aol.com.