Electronic Waste Event
Friday April 19th 9 am to 3 pm.
The drop off will be in front of the Canyon Community Center
126 Lion Blvd. in Springdale
All Electronic items will be accepted with the exception of large appliances and tube T.V’s
There will be a $10 fee for Computer CRT monitors
All proceeds will benefit Zion Canyon Earth Day.
April 19th Kanab Earth Day Festival, event will be held from 1pm to 5pm on the lawn of the Kane County Office of Tourism, Contact Lisa Church (435) 644-1200 for more information. This festival is design around children and includes a treasure hunt and many more activities.
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION at SUU (351 W. Univ. Blvd.) in Cedar City, UT
“Make a Change” is the theme of the 2013 EARTH DAY, which takes place on April 19th 2:00-6:00PM on SUU’s Campus at the Business Quad (Inclement weather site: SUU living room). We’ll have informational/vendor booths, games, crafts, and entertainment for all ages to enjoy!
This Earth Day, Southern Utah University’s Center for Sustainability is encouraging you to make a change. Come enjoy our festivities. This is sure to be an amazing event! Listen to music, watch belly dancers, and visit Informational booths where various vendors will discuss ecological issues, engagement opportunities, campus, and community efforts in our region. Games and crafting will be available for all ages. A large paper drop off for documents to be securely shredded will be provided to all those in the area for the day. Recycling Drives: bring your mixed materials (plastics, metals, paper, & cardboard) to be recycled. Prizes will be awarded throughout the Celebration!
“This occasion is designed to educate, motivate, and inspire individuals to live more Earth-friendly lives. What will you do? There is change on the horizon, as Global Citizens what can we do to get engaged, to make a change? There are many opportunities to make sound economic and ecological choices that coincide with our daily and long-term endeavors. I urge you to create avenues to develop and enhance a ‘Green’ community. Join us in celebrating at our event and seeing what can be accomplished when we work together!” Exclaims Denise Tomer, SUU’s Sustainability Specialist.
To volunteer at our Earth Day Celebration or host an informational booth or activity highlighting your business, club or organization (to share experiences and knowledge) contact Denise Tomer at: email@example.com 435-586-7717 or 435-586-7828. You can also visit www.suu.edu to find out about other events happening around Earth Day on our campus.
You are invited to attend the 3rd annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit.
The summit aims to gather influential people from business, government, education, and the community in the same room. This event will take the sustainability conversation to the next level by offering planning policy and strategy resources, seminars, and a trade-show session where you can connect solutions to your sustainability questions.
When: Wednesday and Thursday, March 7th and 8th, 2012 -all day.
Where: The Weber State university Ogden campus, Shepherd Union.
Price: $60 and includes both days.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included with registration.
There will be two nationally renowned keynote speakers you don’t want to miss.
Eric Lombardi: Eco-Cycle, Executive Director
Eric Lombardi has had a long career in resource conseration, social enterprise development and non-profit organization management. Lombardi created the first curbside recycling program along with the first materials recovery facility in North Carolina (1986), co-founded the global “Zero Waste International Alliance”, and as the Executive Director of Eco-Cycle Inc, has facilitated it’s growth into the largest community-based recycling organization in the U.S. As a recognized recycling expert, Lombardi was invited to the Clinton White House in 1998 as one of the Top 100 USA Recyclers to advise on national recycling issues.
Jim Evanoff: Yellowstone National Park, Environmental Protection Specialist
Mr. Evanoff has been with the National Park Service for 29 years. His career has involved working in the Grand Tetons, Arches, and Mt. Rushmore National Parks before coming to Yellowstone in 1988. It would be difficult to find a more seasoned expert in sound environmental stewardship than Mr. Evanoff.
You can register for the summit at www.intermountainsustainabilitysummit.com
Each year the SURC hosts the Southern Utah Recycling Summit, bringing individuals, government agencies, and private businesses together to share current recycling information in southern Utah.
Where: The Crystal Inn at 1575 West 200 North in Cedar City, UT
Price: Registration fee of $15.00 per person. Free to SURC members.
This year the Southern Utah Recycling Coalition (SURC) received an EPA grant to support the construction of a 5 county rural recycling cooperative, establish end-user markets, and increase recycling education. People from all over the region are invited to participate in this year’s summit to learn more.
The public is invited to come be a part of this day that inspires change because of the efforts of everyday people.
Summit Discussion Topics
- Sustainable Rural Recycling Models
- Landfill Economics
- The National Parks and their Important Role
- Identify Current Local Resources (Breakout Session)
- Recycler of the Year Awards
Reservations preferred, but not necessary. Please RSVP to Jenifer Winward at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (435) 619-2152
The SURC is also inviting businesses and organizations to host an information table to showcase local recycling efforts. Please contact Tracy at (435) 628-4041 Information tables are Free for SURC business members.
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SUU’s Center for Sustainability and the Southern Utah Recycling Coalition are hosting the America Recycles Day Giveaway.
Where: Cedar City Smith’s Grocery Store Parking Lot near the Recycling Binnies.
This will be an event filled with free food, prizes, music, education and entertainment for all ages! Come check out our ‘Binnies’ and learn about the Recycling options available to you in this area. Do you have old electronics? Bring your outdated computers, monitors and appliances to our event for an E-WASTE DRIVE (Sponsored by Virgin Valley Recycling). Play games and test your knowledge of recycling! All participants receive prizes. (Prizes include: Brian Head Ski Pass, Shakespeare Festival tickets, SUU re-fillable bottles, buttons, stickers, shirts, pens, pencils and much more). Come enjoy a warm cup of Coco, have a hot dog & meet amazing people involved in your area. This day is sure to be rewarding and full of recycling opportunities to explore!
“We are very proud supporters of SUU’s Center for Sustainability’s America Recycles Day event and commend their efforts to promote recycling in Southern Utah. Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to save energy, conserve natural resources and create green jobs. Collectively, through events like these, we aim to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year,” said Brenda Pulley, Vice President of Recycling Programs at Keep America Beautiful and national program manager for America Recycles Day.
Sponsors: Robinson Recycling, Rocky Ridge Roll offs, Blue Sky Recycling, TURN Secure Shredding, Brian Head Ski Resort, Zion Lodge, Downtown Cedar City Merchant Alliance, Cedar Breaks National Parks, Brain Head Town & Cedar City and more.
Discount Tires of St. George, Smiths, Wal-Mart of Cedar City, Mi Pueblo Mexican Restraint, Sony’s BBQ Grill, SUU Shakespeare, Morris Accounting and other Southern Utah Merchants.
About America Recycles Day
America Recycles DaySM is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.
About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of over 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. To learn more, visit kab.org.
Virgin Valley Recycling, a southern Utah electronics recycler, and the Southern Utah Recycling Coalition held an Electronic Waste Collection in Beaver on October 8th. The event collected more than 660 pounds of e waste. The Beaver Student Council was on hand to help with the collection of electronic waste.
This was the first electronic waste collection held in Beaver County. Virgin Valley Recycling, based in Hurricane, collects computers, laptops, printers, telephones, stereo components and more. They are able to safely recycle electronic goods and keep electronic waste and toxic materials from our landfills. Any computers collected have their hard drives sanitized to keep all information secure.
Virgin Valley Recycling !cares about the world that we live in and is driven to help safeguard the environment by keeping electronic waste from reaching our landfills. Our goal is to reuse and extend the life of as many items as possible and to provide an acceptable alternative to e-waste in our landfills. Serving the St. George, Washington, Cedar City, Hurricane and Kanab metropolitan areas. Go to www.virginvalleyrecycling.com or call 435-705-8827 for more information.