Tina Frank, Author at Sender One Climbing
America Recycles: All Month Long

America Recycles: All Month Long

It’s November 15th, and it’s not just your average Monday because it’s time to celebrate America Recycles Day! But this year Sender One isn’t just celebrating for the day, we are celebrating all month long

What is America Recycles Day?

It's a national holiday dedicated to promoting recycling. The E.P.A (Environmental Protection Agency) promotes this holiday due to the many benefits of recycling:

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
  • Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saves energy
  • Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
  • Helps create new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States

For our month-long celebration, we're providing ways to play our part in this national holiday and global cause. 

1. Remember to Recycle

At all Sender One locations you’ll find recycling bins available throughout the gym. To strengthen our recycling knowledge, we’ve added info posters on the bins for quick reference on what you can recycle to help reduce waste!

While you're climbing at the gym, you may come across the perfect opportunity to add one of these to the recycle bin:

  • Yerba Mate, Health-Ade, and Voss Water Glass Bottles
  • Proud Source Water, Redbull, & Starbucks Nitro Brew Aluminum Cans
  • Muscle Milk, Gatorade, & Tropicana Juice Plastic Bottles
  • SendBlend & CRUXGRIP Liquid Chalk Plastic Containers (Rinse First!)


2. Participate in Upcycling

At all Sender One Climbing gyms we are collecting retired ropes for an upcycling project that will support fundraising for the Animal Wellness Foundation. If you aren’t sure where the collection bin is at your gym, ask a staff member!

The retired ropes that you donate will be cleaned, cut, and turned into dog leashes so they can be reused by our furry companions! If you’re interested in helping us assemble these leashes, stay tuned for volunteer sign ups in our newsletter later this month.

The finished leashes will be sold at the  all Sender One Climbing gyms  and 100% net proceeds donated to the Animal Wellness Foundation. The Animal Wellness Foundation is a large advocate for the animal wellness movement and supports the cause in the following ways: 

  • Raising funds for companion animals of low-income families and for the housing and rehabilitation of homeless animals. 
  • Rescuing & fostering animals found in situations of abuse, neglect or abandonment, as well as in city and county shelters. 
  • Funding spay, neuter, and vaccination programs so every animal in their care receives the medical treatment they need.
  • Supporting animal protection policies at the federal level, getting veterinary experts to the frontline of the animal protection movement.
Build New Habits

Take a few minutes of your day to reflect on your current recycling habits - you may already be recycling in more ways than you think!

Consider if there’s an opportunity to introduce one or more new ways to recycle this month to build a habit of it year-round

If you need some inspiration on ways to introduce more recycling habits into your day to day, check out these accessible options: 

  • Bring a reusable bag to the grocery store
  • Buy rechargeable batteries
  • Print paper double-sided or reuse misprinted papers to make notepads
  • Bring a reusable mug to your coffee shop
  • Flatten cardboard boxes so that you can fit more into your bin.
  • Most metallic items can be recycled, such as empty spray cans and tin foil, plus empty soda, fruit, vegetable and other food cans.
  • Stop by your local recycling center and drop off anything that was not picked up by your curbside service.
  • To help your recycling center keep down foul odors, wash food waste off of food containers before recycling. 
  • Bring your own food to the office in a reusable container to reduce packaging waste.
  • Save office supplies by keeping your markers, pens and glue sticks in a clean dry space as heat makes them dry out.
  • Reuse office supplies: use newspapers to wrap things for the mail instead of bubble wrap or use paper clips instead of staples.
  • Use email for most memos and office communications.
  • Convert old sheets, towels and clothing into wash rags
  • Repurpose glass jars as storage containers
  • Buy second hand furniture
Movember: Supporting Men’s Health

Movember: Supporting Men’s Health

Many of us are familiar with the season of the mustache referred to as ‘Movember’, when we may find our friends and family growing out their facial hair during November. This is all in support of the Movember Foundation which is a leading charity working to change the face of men’s health around the world. 

What Does the Movember Foundation Support?

With their funding, the foundation support Men’s Health in the following ways: 

  •  Mental Health Improving overall mental health and helping men build stronger social connections can reduce the risk of suicide.
  • Prostate Cancer In addition to funding critical biomedical research, Movember works with our global men’s health partners to break new ground.
  • Testicular Cancer From medical research to easy-to-use digital resources, Movember is making leaps and bounds in testicular cancer support.

Through innovative research and support programs that tackle these driving factors of the Men’s Health Crisis, the foundation enables men to live happier, healthier, and longer lives. 

Men who have fought, or know someone who has fought, one more more of these health issues have partnered with the foundation to share their stories. Below, brave men like Will, Hal, and Fraser share inspiring words on how they persevere and work to make a difference. Read more stories from the Movember Foundation

Will's Story: There Were No Bruises

"Give him a safe space to talk through everything. You never know how much you can change someone's life by double-checking that they’re okay."

Read the Full Story

Hal Stern: Make Your Own Luck

"Faced with prostate cancer, David again made his own luck in treatment, attitude, and a refusal to accept limits." 

Read the Full Story

Fraser's Story: Trust Your Gut

"By starting conversations and taking ownership of your health, you’re setting a powerful example for other men out there who may be going through struggles of their own."

Read the Full Story

How to Support Men's Health This Movember:

While mustaches may be hidden under masks this year, supporters all over the world are participating in Movember to raise awareness and funds for the Movember Foundation. If you're interested in taking action, you can support Men's Health through the Movember Foundation by donating, fundraising, or educating yourself on how to spot someone in need of help.

Donate through Sender One: 

Limited edition stickers are available for purchase on-site at all three Sender One locations! 100% of net proceeds will be donated to the Movember Foundation.

Spot the Signs:  

Helping a friend or family member becomes easier when you know how. Follow four steps using ‘A.L.E.C’ to let the conversation flow:  Ask, Listen, Encourage Action, and Check-In.

Learn more on using these steps from the Movember Foundation

Fundraise Independently: 

The Movember Foundation has a multitude of ways you can raise funds, or you can donate directly! Here’s just a few ways you can get involved: 

Grow a Mo Patchy, lopsided, itchy or epic – whatever Mo you grow this Movember, your face will raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

Move for Movember Commit to running or walking 60 miles over the month, at your own pace. That’s 60 miles for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world.

Host a Mo-moment Rally a crew and do something fun and easy. 

Learn more about getting involved with the Movember Foundation in their Support Us page. 

Ready to Get Started on Your Mo'? 

Here’s some tips to make Movember more manageable:

Be prepared: Aim for a style that will grace your face, but embrace the mustache that nature gives you, because whatever you grow will save a bro.

Be brave: The first few days, even weeks, can be uncomfortable as your Mo takes shape. Ride it out to encourage donations.

Ignore the itching: Remind yourself of the strong men facing these health issues. Try and push through the face tickle.

Shape your mustache: Get across all the proper grooming techniques. A great Mo comes down to great grooming.

Nurture it and keep it clean: Look after your Mo, and your Mo will look after you.

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