[Albuquerque, NM] – The Cibola High Student Council and the Eldorado High Eagle Earth and Reality Project, in partnership with Albuquerque Recycling Inc., will accept electronics for recycling from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the schools: Cibola, 1510 Ellison Dr. NW; Eldorado, 11300 Montgomery NE.
The event is intended to provide community members with an opportunity to bring their e-scrap for recycling at a convenient time and location.
“It is very important for our students to take control of their own futures as well as the Earth’s,” said EHS teacher and Eagle Earth sponsor Eric Holmes. “Proper recycling of electronic components translates into a healthier environment. They are our future professionals and many will make decisions that will have a major impact on our world. There is no doubt that good habits adopted now will transfer to their adult lives.”
Associate sponsors of the Eldorado event include the National Honors Society, Language Honors Societies, Key Club, DECA, Best Buddies and FEA.
Free hard drive wipe and data destruction will be available. There will be a $5 fee for CRT computer monitor disposal. All other electronics can be recycled free of charge.
Electronics and other items accepted for recycling include desktop computers, monitors, laptops, servers, printers, scanners, stereos, satellite equipment, rechargeable batteries, UPS batteries, phones, cell phones, cords and wire, computer keyboards and peripherals, ink and toner cartridges, palm pilots, lead acid batteries, motors, microwave ovens, cameras, computer game assemblies, CD and DVD players, CDs and DVDs, pots and pans, specialized electronic equipment and Christmas lights.
Got gas? Yes we do ABQ and now we’ve been given a federal grant to do something with it – for a fraction of the misappropriated APS budget Albuquerque’s Cerro Colorado landfill is to convert methane gas generated by decomposing materials into usable energy for the city.
U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall recently announced the $500,000.00 in funding which will come from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Showcase Communities initiative for use in increasing the cities energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse emissions and saving money.
“First, the project will use the gas to fire a new kiln at a glass recycling facility.
Then the program will pipe the gas to Bernalillo County’s detention facility to fire heating and hot water boilers.” – Bloomberg Business Week
Like winter itself the NM portion of the Coen Bros production of True Grit has gone. But the cotton batting that served as the snowy back-drop for the film during some of its time here is available and useful.
According to Commute by Bike dot com, “BFB winners provide amenities such as secure bike parking and shower facilities and motivations such as incentives to commute by bike, company bike rides and clubs, and bike to Work Week promotions.”
Is it or isn’t it? Polystyrene is a plastic and it can be recycled. Though Albuquerque’s curbside recycling program does not accept Styrofoam (polystyrene), there are mail-in locations all over the country that take care of the nasty, lightweight, air-puffed waste material. Including CO, CA and TX.
If you miss curbside recycling day (paper, cardboard, plastic, tin, aluminum) or if it isn’t available in your neighborhood here is a list of the Q’s recycle drop-off locations (curbside does not accept glass, but the drop-off locations do).
Unlike the paltry national average of 33% household recycling, University of New Mexico sports arena, The Pit shines in the heart of ABQ. as an example of how it’s done. With a “hard hat and a…smile” (zexy), UNM athletics director, Tim Cass boasts the facts and figures that an astounding 93% of the 43 year old deconstructed arena will be recycled. RECYCLED!
Oklahoma based construction co. Flintco is charged with and executing the green demolition, recycle and reconstruction. The building is required by the University to achieve a silver level of LEED points (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), but Jim Lloyd, project manager of Flintco-West here in Albuquerque is goaling for the gold standard.
“Michael Grant, president of Albuquerque-based Grant & Associates Mechanical, says his company will minimize energy lost to repeated opening and closing of Pit external doors by providing hydronic in-floor radiant heating, created by boiler-driven hot water.” – source
Watch a virtual walk through of the finished product here. Completion is scheduled for the glorious Fall season of 2010.
Green-up: The EPA reports that 75% of what’s in the average garbage can is recyclable. Visit Earth911 to go green.
Happy Earth Day yesterday, today and tomorrow – if geologically speaking you wish to have one.
On Mama O’s Earth Day special she didn’t exactly teach me a lot – but she preached and hopefully opened some eyes in Oprah Nation with riveting footage of the “Texas Swirl” in the ocean made of our decades and decades of plastic waste. Sad seals, turtles and birdies all going the way of the rest of us, just much quicker in that specific locale.
It’s our planet people, NOT a disposable cup – our ONLY planet.