Local nonprofit organization reCREATE has partnered with Roseville’s Environmental Utilities department to promote environmental awareness through reducing waste. ReCREATE collects unwanted materials, stock and manufactured by-products from local businesses and reuses the supplies in youth art programs. “This was a unique opportunity to help educate children about the importance of reuse and create an alternative to land filling reusable materials,” said Derrick Whitehead, director of Environmental Utilities in a news release. Plans are in the works for reCREATE to open a reuse store, gallery, green gift shop and art studio in Roseville. Currently, Rolling reCREATE, a mobile version of the program, visits local schools to offer environmental lessons and art projects. For more information visit recreate.org.