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  • Lorelle VanFossen 11:40 am on February 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Next Book Club February 20 

    The Clark College Garbology Book Club meets next on Friday, February 20, 2015, from 12-1:30PM in the Cannell Library (GHL 205) (note there is a room change). This is the first book club meeting open to students.

    Lorelle VanFossen and members of her Fall WordPress Class (CTEC 160) will be presenting and discussing their work on the Garbology Common Read Project at Clark College student site as well as develop ideas for student participation and interaction.

    This is a great opportunity for you to learn how you could lend your expertise to the Common Read project as well personally, professionally, and through your classes.

    See you there!

  • Lorelle VanFossen 1:27 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , class integration, consumerism, events, 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
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    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
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    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 11:32 am on September 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: events, , 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.

  • Lorelle VanFossen 11:09 pm on September 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: announcements, , book club meetings, events, garbology book club, ,   

    Garbology Book Club Meetings Schedule 

    The Clark College Garbology Book Club will meet on Fridays from 12-1:30PM in the Cannell Library (LIB 101). It is open to faculty and students.

    Dates are:

    • Oct. 17
    • Nov. 21
    • Jan. 16
    • Feb. 20
    • April 17
    • May 15
  • Lorelle VanFossen 10:36 pm on September 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Event: Let’s Talk Trash Series at Portland Art Museum 

    The Portland Art Museum is hosting the Let’s Talk Trash series beginning at 7PM on Monday, November 10, 2014, at the Museum in the Whitsell Auditorium.

    Oregon Metro is working with local filmmakers to develop short films related to garbage including the life cycle of garbage, where does it go when you are done with it, technology’s impact on garbage, and why we even need garbage or garbage handling. The top prize is $500 and the audience at this gala event will watch the short films and help pick the winner.

    Here is more information on the film contest.

  • Lorelle VanFossen 1:27 am on June 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: author, conference, edward humes, events, , garbology book, , , pdx, speaking,   

    Author Edward Humes Bringing Garbology Talk to PDX 

    July 10-11, “Garbology” author, Edward Humes, will be speaking at the PDX Metropolitan Group’s Let’s Talk Trash event.

    The event brings together thought leaders and experts from among the city garbage management services including industry stakeholders, community partners, and community members.

    It would be great to have Clark College represented at the event, or at least someone participating and bringing back information for our project.

    • rhughesatctec 10:11 pm on June 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Outstanding! I couldn’t find too many details here. Unfortunately have something on the calendar already

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