Earth Day 2007: Think Globally…Act Locally
This Sunday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. Earth Day was started in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) in order “to spark a revolution against environmental abuse” according to Earth Day Networks.With that spirit in mind, the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce (hometown CoC for Cisco HQ) is organizing an e-waste recycle day for its members and for the community at large this Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Spartan Stadium parking lot on South Seventh Street in San Jose. It is FREE for all.In partnership with GreenWaste Recovery Inc., E-Recycling and Spartan Athletics at San Jose State University, they will be taking computers, toasters, VCR’s — just about any electronics with a plug – for recycling. Acceptable items include working or non-working computers, monitors and televisions. Items that will not be accepted include large appliances such as stoves, dishwashers and ovens. Materials from the electronics are then recycled and eligible for state funds generated from environmental fees on electronics sales. Proceeds will go to the Chamber’s Community Education Foundation, which funds grantsfor deserving students and educators in our community. That’s what I would call a win-win situation. More information is at www.sjchamber.com. So, if you are located in the greater San Jose area, please put this on your “to do” list for your weekend errands…and let your friends know as well.To find out what your community might be doing to celebrate Earth Day, visit Earth Day Networks website where you can find a local event or post your own event. Happy Earth Day.