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  • Lorelle VanFossen 1:27 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , class integration, consumerism, , faculty meeting, lunch, meeting, reducation, teach garbology, teaching garbology,   

    Garbology Faculty and Staff Book Club Friday January 16 

    The January Faculty & Staff Common Read Book Club is Friday, January 16, 2014, from 12:00 to 1:30PM in Cannell Room LIB 101. Bring your lunch, bring your mug – tea and light refreshments will be served.

    We’ll be discussing Garbology Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes and learning how others are incorporating the message of the book in their classes and departments.

    This month’s guest speaker: Erin Schoenlein, ABE Instructor, sharing how she used Garbology in her ABE class during Fall 2014, focusing on Consumerism, Waste & Reduction.

    Reading the book is not required. However, If you wish to read in advance – Chapters 3 and 12 of Garbology are suggested. Don’t have a copy of the book? Check one out from the TLC, in GHL 206.

    Mark your calendars – Future book club meetings will be held on:

    Feb. 20, Apr. 17, and May 15.

  • Lorelle VanFossen 2:20 pm on December 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , foam blocks, ,   

    E-Waste and Foam Block Recycling Event January 3 

    In case you missed the email sent to faculty and staff at Clark College from Rebecca Benson, January 3, 2015 from 9am to 1pm is an E-Waste and Block Foam Recycling Event at Fisher’s Landing Transit Center in Vancouver, Washington.

    Did you get new electronics over the holidays?

    If so, there is a recycling event on January 3rd for block foam and electronic waste.

    Rebecca Benson is the Clark College Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor, and she describes the recycling material as:

    Electronic Waste

    Accepts – Camcorders; cassette players and tapes; CDs; CD player; cellular phones; computers; computer books; manuals and software; computer parts; accessories and components; CRT monitors; digital cameras; DVD/VHS movies; DVD/VCR players; electronics testing equipment; fax machines; flat panel monitors and televisions (LCD/plasma); floppy disks; keyboards (computer); laptops; modems; musical instruments; PDA (Personal Digital Assistant); printers; projectors (Home Theater, LCD, overhead, slide and video); radios; rechargeable batteries; scanners; stereo equipment; telephones; video game consoles; video games and accessories.

    Does Not Accept – Household batteries, microwave ovens, smoke detectors, rear projection, DLP, or console TVs.

    Block Foam

    Accepts – Only clean white #6 block foam

    Does Not Accept – plastic-wrapped yellow urethane foam, spongy polypropylene foam, food trays, foam film, hot tub covers, packing peanuts, and foam with cardboard, tape or metal attached.

    Check your email for details or contact Rebecca Benson in Gaiser Hall.

  • Lorelle VanFossen 11:38 am on December 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , computers, , electronics, , , recycle program, special event   

    E-Waste Recycle at Clark December 5 by Phi Theta Kappa 

    Bring Us Your E-Waste Program: December 5, 2014, from 9AM – 1PM in the Purple Parking Lot

    Phi Theta Kappa W-Waste Recycling Event is your chance to securely dispose of sensitive data and obsolete or unwanted computers and electronics.

    Do you have any old electronics collecting dust in your basement or garage? We will gladly take them off your hands! With the help of the local non-profit Empower Up, we will collect and then ethically recycle or refurbish your used electronics. Prior to doing so, we will make sure all data is completely wiped or physically destroyed.

    This week is E-waste Information Week sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa. Events also include an informational presentation about the overall effort of Empower Up by Program Manager, Jhansen Cooper on Wednesday, December 03, 2014, at 11:00 am in Gaiser Student Center.

    2014 E-Waste Recycle Program Poster for December 5.

    For more information, visit Clark Phi Theta Kappa.

    phi theta kappa ewaste collection drive poster 2.

  • janetteclay 10:56 pm on November 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , clark event, , e-waste event,   

    Clark College Phi Theta Kappa E-waste Recycling 

    e-waste recyclying

  • janetteclay 11:32 am on September 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , museum,   

    Plastics Unwrapped Exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society 

    The Oregon Historical Society is currently showing a temporary exhibit titled Plastics Unwrapped. The exhibit gives a brief history of plastic, its usage in modern society, and also its waste and impact. Collection of plastic related garbage.

    The exhibit ends on January 1, 2015.

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