ReUse-apalooza is such a big event, it deserved to be the tip for both Day 2 and 3 of Earth Month! Celebrate sustainability at one of the best reuse centers in Cincinnati – Building Value. They are hosting their 2nd Annual ReUse-apalooza this Friday, April 8 from 7pm until 11pm. As their website describes, “This second annual event celebrates Cincinnati, community, camaraderie and environmental consciousness with an evening of eclectic entertainment, music and fun; bringing Building Value’s mission to life.” Live performances will be entertaining the crowd all night including Bollywood Dancers, Drums for Peace and Jake Speed and the Freddies. Bid on reuse creations by local designers, and even participate in “Minute to Win It”. ReUse-apalooza supports Building Value and Easter Seals Work Resource Center. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Visit their website for more details. ReUse-apalooza will take place at Building Value, 4040 Spring Grove Ave, Northside.
Founded in 2004 by the Easter Seals Work Resource Center, Building Value salvages reusable building materials headed for the landfill, and resells them. This process creates jobs, preserves architectural details, provides quality materials and helps reduce the amount of material going into the landfill. Talk about being green! Building Value and the Easter Seals Work Resource Center has contributed greatly to numerous projects at the Cincinnati Zoo. One project includes building recycling bins made out of reused material for cell phone and Zoo map collection. Another project involved deconstructing three vacant homes on the corner of Forest Ave. and Vine St. to create a beautiful green space and welcome into Avondale. Join us and Building Value for this great celebration sustainability!
April 4, 2011 No Comments
Many of you may be looking for ways to dispose of electronics that were replaced with new ones this past holiday season. This Saturday, January 15, Whole Foods will be offering a FREE E-Cycling Event at most of their stores. Recycling your e-waste (any electronics) is great for the environment, as it recovers valuable materials to make new products, decreases greenhouse gas emissions, reduces pollution and saves energy and resources. Event details are as follows:
E-Cycling Made Easy!
Saturday, January 15, 10am – 3pm
Whole Foods Cincinnati – 2693 Edmonson Rd.
Whole Foods Mason – 5805 Deerfield Blvd.
Possible acceptable items include:
Desktop computers, keyboards and mice
Mainframe computer systems
Cathcode Ray Tubes (CRT’s) and Monitors
Modems and telephone boards
Hard drives, floppy drives and CD ROMs
Phones, fax machines & telecommunications hardware
Computer boards, CPUs & memory chips, circuit boards, connecting wires & cables
Kitchen electronics such as blenders, food processors, etc.
Please note, they cannot accept televisions for recycling. Any hard drives in computers will be removed, scrubbed and destroyed by their partners at Esquire Environmental after collection.
January 12, 2011 1 Comment
Come Party, Recycle and Win with Al the Can
Did you know that the beverage can is celebrating its 75th birthday? In honor of the recyclable aluminum beverage can, you are encouraged to challenge your schools to see how many beverage cans they can recycle per capita between America Recycles Day (November 15) and Earth Day (April 22), 2011. It’s an extraordinary opportunity for schools to show their true green spirit and environmental leadership by stepping up to the Great American Can RoundUp School Recycling Challenge.
The Can Manufacturers Institute, the national trade association of can manufacturers and their suppliers, is giving away a total of $56,000. Your school could win up to $6,000, plus the value of the cans and the chance to win $50 pizza cards. Have your area schools go to www.cancentral.com/RoundUp and register by November 30 to be eligible for the School Recycling Challenge. There you will find everything needed to build recycling enthusiasm and rally the community for the win.
At www.cancentral.com/RoundUp you will be able to compare your schools’ recycling progress by state, region and nationally. Environmental educators will also appreciate grade appropriate, free interdisciplinary curricula and worksheets for the classroom to continue the discussion of the positive impact on the environment through aluminum can recycling.
Please contact Jenny Day at 202/232-4677, or by email email@example.com with any questions or ways we can help.
November 29, 2010 No Comments