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Green Machine teams up with community partners for Earth Day
Monday, April 16, 2012
(L-R) Holland College Transitions students Jonathan Pollard, Jennipher Doyle, and Sydney Stewart with some of the types of electronic gear that can be dropped off free of charge at the Holland College Green Machine Earth Day Electronics Roundup and Solar Barbecue Demonstration
Charlottetown, PE - The newly-formed Holland College Green Machine, a group of students and staff promoting sustainable practices, has teamed up with the Atlantic Canada Electronics Stewardship (ACES), Island Waste Management Corporation, the Atlantic Superstore, and Bluefield Natural Products for an Earth Day Electronics Roundup and Solar Barbecue demonstration slated for Friday, April 20.
"If you are like most of us, you likely have a collection of used batteries, printer cartridges, and old electronics that you don't know what to do with," said Joan Diamond, committee chair of Green Machine. "On April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., an ACES drop off will be located at Holland College's Prince of Wales Centre. There are no fees for materials dropped off at this event. We encourage everyone who's doing some spring cleaning and would like to get rid of old electronics to bring them on that day."
Diamond explained that her team has planned the event with students, staff and community in mind.
"We hope to see a good turnout from all sectors. It is a great opportunity to raise awareness about sustainable alternatives with regard to the energy and food we consume. The central drop-off location for old electronics will be convenient for all, but particularly anyone without transportation."
At noon, students in the new Energy Systems Engineering program will be demonstrating the efficiency of the solar barbecues they built as a class project. Free food and beverages will be provided from noon to 1 p.m.
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