Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Earth Day Clean Up

Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  Image from: http://greatpacificgarbagepatch.info/
On April 20th, the skaters of Toxic 253 Roller Derby Project got together to clean up our hood.  In less than two hours we collected 8 large bags of trash. What we ended up gathering the most was plastics bits and cigarette butts (bits and butts or B&B for short).  This lead us to talk with our JR Toxic 253 Skaters about the Pacific Garbage Patch and what this means for wild life, water life, and our world.  It was a sad but important conversation to have. I think we were all surprised at the amount of plastic we encountered, and it made a few of us consider how we can start to live our lives with less plastic and more glass.

We wanted to share our day with our friends, family and fans - Flip through the album by clicking on the image below! 

Trash, Trash, and we aren't talking about our skaters!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day with Toxic 253

There is only one good Toxic and that is Toxic 253 Roller Derby Team!  So, don't be toxic to the earth, but come out out and help Toxic 253 members clean up for Earth Day!  We will meet up at the roller rink at 11AM on Saturday, 21st, and make a clean sweep.  We plan to clean up the waterfront, as we remember and think of all those who suffered from Japan's earthquakes and tsunami last year. Afterwards, let's all have a skate at the public session (1-4) Rollin' 253 Skate and Community Center!  We will be selling earth day themed baked goods. Yummy!  Toxic loves our environment (hehe, yes we get the irony) :)  And we love our fans.

Pubic Skate session is $5 and skate rental is $3.

Toxic 253 loves our Fircrest and Tacoma, WA community!