Saturday, April 14, 2007

Park Slope Computer & Electronics Recycling Day

Saturday, April 21, 10:00 - 3:00 pm
JJ Byrne Park, Fifth Ave at Fourth Street

What can be recycled?
Computers, laptops, monitors, printers, cables, fax machines, PDAs, radios, adapters, cell phones, calculators, copiers.

Why should you recycle your old equipment?
The National Safety Council estimates that 63 MILLION personal computers in the U.S. became obsolete in 2005. Computers and other electronics contain hazardous substances that can get into ground water -- CRT screens alone contain up to EIGHT POUNDS of lead! These electronics will be headed to dumps in the next few years, unless we recycle.

Where will my stuff go?
To Per Sholas, a nonprofit in the South Bronx dedicated to bridging the digital divide for low-income families. Its three primary goals are:
- Bring affordable technology to disadvataged children and families
- Train underemployed and unemployed adults to become A+ Certified computer technicians
- Provide environmentally responsible recycling of end-of-life computer equipment

Sponsored by: RecycleThis! and the Park Slope Civic Council
www.recyclebrooklyn.com


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Gowanus Canal Water Quality Summit, Session 4

April 10, 2007
Green Gowanus Charette: How Do We Make it Happen?
This session will provide an opportunity for members of the community and interested public to develop and discuss ideas to make a Green Gowanus a reality. Each of the speakers will present their experiences of developing and implementing green projects in Brooklyn. Following the presentations, participants will be invited to engage in round table discussions to identifiy specific strategies, projects, or programs that could be implemented to overcome current obstacles.

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is dedicated to conserving, restoring and insuring maximum public access to the Gowanus Canal as an environment. Our efforts are focused on the canal’s natural environment (water quality, air, soil, flora, fauna and more), the human environment (man-made features that include the architecture, the unseen infrastructure, the street grids - including ancient ones, like the Gowanus Road - the historic environment embodied in landmarks official and unofficial) and the ambient environment (green space, street trees, peace and quiet and all the special qualities that define the place).

All sessions run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will be located at Polytechnic University;
Dibner Library, Room LC 400; 333 Jay Street, Brooklyn. Please visit www.poly.edu/directions" for directions.

Speakers:
Ms. Susan Boyle;
Big Sue LLC
Ms. Atom Cianfarani;
Habana Outpost
Mr. Ian Marvey;
Added Value
Ms. Robin Simmen;
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Gowanus Canal Conservancy 509 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231-3927 (718) 858-0557 tel www.gowanuscanalconservancy.com