King’s Green Team reducing e-footprint
November 12, 2012
Earlier this month, King’s Green Team joined up with Huron College and Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) to organize an E-Waste Drive. This is one of the many events held this year that aims to secure a sustainable future for King’s.
The Green Team is a volunteer program that organizes events to promote awareness on environmental and sustainable choices while raising money for local charities. Members include: Andrea Joliffe, Chris Bishop, Corey Cooke, Debbie Gibson, Jason Austin, Julie Siverns, Mike Dahms, Stephanie Stewart, Sarah and Todd Morrison.
“The Green Team is striving towards a greener and healthier King’s community,” states Julie Siverns, co-chair on the Green Team. “We have been engaging with the King’s community to improve the campus by fostering and promoting new ideas.”
The E-Waste Drive collected old electronics that would be donated to OES in exchange for a charitable contribution to the United Way campaign. OES reuses most material and properly disposes the leftovers. They do this in order to prevent valuable products from being wasted in landfills.
Other events organized by the Green Team this year include plant sales/swaps, campus cleanup day, tree planting with ReForest London, and restoring green life in the Wemple courtyard.
Save your electronics because the Green Team anticipates running another E-Waste Drive during spring cleanup in April.
To recycle printer ink cartridges, cell phones and batteries, please visit the drop-off buckets in the Carter Library.
For more information on OES or to donate, visit http://www.ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca/