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E-Cycle with Eastside and Westside Earthwise High Schools

Posted by on March 1, 2012 | Comments Off on E-Cycle with Eastside and Westside Earthwise High Schools


[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.

For more information, visit the Albuquerque Recycling Inc. website www.albuquerquerecycling.net.

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48 Hour Go Green, NM

Posted by on February 24, 2011 | One comment

48 Go Green Film Challenge Voting Has Officially Started!

On time and under budget, Albuquerque ‘Save Energy’ entry, Energy Tap Out is on the ballot. Set up a quick account on 48gogreen.com to view and vote!

All the 2011 entries are ready to watch in the Screening Room

More from NM:
‘Save the Forest’ – Canopy
‘Save the Animals’ – The Last Animals
‘Save the Planet’ – The Sages of Eidolon

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1/2 Mill. for NM Landfill

Posted by on September 12, 2010 | Comments Off on 1/2 Mill. for NM Landfill


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

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Re-purpose True Grit Winter

Posted by on May 13, 2010 | One comment

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.

Local business Green Production Resource (GPR) strives to do just that, green production:

“GPR exists to supply knowledge, products and equipment to lessen the impact of film and event production on the planet.”

To learn more about what they do and what you can do to reuse existing production materials or repurpose your own please contact
Holly via email at: holly@greenproductionresource.net

In the mean time there are “miles of smiles” worth of True Grit faux “snow” available for reuse.

Check the NM Film Office web site for more green film making resources.

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Ped-tastic General Mills, ABQ

Posted by on November 6, 2009 | Comments Off on Ped-tastic General Mills, ABQ

General Mills Corporate Commitment to the environment recently got a nod from the League of American Bicyclists. The corp’s Albuquerque Plant has earned the org’s Silver Award as a Bike Friendly Business.

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.”

Kudos! Cheerios & Lucky Charms GM!

Thanks TIG

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FYI: Can’t Curb It? Mail It

Posted by on November 2, 2009 | Comments Off on FYI: Can’t Curb It? Mail It

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).

Earth 911

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Trade Your Greens for Green

Posted by on September 20, 2009 | Comments Off on Trade Your Greens for Green

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Not unlike the glorious Village Harvest above, the new website Veggie Trader strives to eliminate the waste of the natural or home grown vegetation all around us.

Veggie Trader allows registered users to tap local resources to buy, sell and trade area fruits and vegetables. In “these tough economic times” you have to ask yourself, “got fruit?”

There’s hardly a neighborhood in the Q where you can walk a block without passing the decay of apple, apricot or even grape yard “crops”.

We’ve done the leg work for you and found that within 100 miles of the metro there are in fact currently a total of 7 listings for herbs, flowers, fruits and veggies – more than we expected.

So if you need a little green or just strive to be so, harvest the crops around you to spare them from becoming waste and you can donate, sell or trade ’em. We wish you good farming!

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This Is How You Do It, NM

Posted by on September 4, 2009 | Comments Off on This Is How You Do It, NM

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.

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What Your Momma Learned Last Night

Posted by on April 22, 2009 | Comments Off on What Your Momma Learned Last Night

Earth Day 2009

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.

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Beauty On the Cheap

Posted by on March 19, 2009 | Comments Off on Beauty On the Cheap

Essential Oils

Essential Oils can be used in your basic moisturizers, soaps and sprays for their cosmetic, therapeutic, aromatic and medicinal purposes.

Depending on their intended/suggested uses some can be effective cleansers or dietary supplements.

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Diet On the Cheap

Posted by on March 19, 2009 | Comments Off on Diet On the Cheap


More spice in your life can curb the salt, sugar & fat in your diet.

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Deco On the Cheap

Posted by on March 19, 2009 | Comments Off on Deco On the Cheap

Industrial Revolution

Go Industrial

From shelves to seating, storage, dining and decorating – Hardware stores, Industrial Surplus and Office/Hotel Liquidators are LOADED with cost effective and creative decorating/furnishing items.

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