Thursday, April 20, 2006

reduce clutter - help the earth

For Salt Lake area readers only (unless you're planning a trip to Utah this weekend)

Tomorrow, April 21 is the eve of the 36th annual Earth Day. So what? Well, it's an opportunity to do something that will improve the environment and clear some clutter out of your garage, basement or attic.

Actually it's a two-day opportunity.

Both tomorrow and Saturday, my associates at Utah Tech Corps are holding their annual Electronic Recycling Extravaganza at Rice Eccles Stadium. It's a great chance to get rid of your unwanted electronic junk, and to know you're doing it in a way that could help some kids and the environment. Here are all the details...

Earth Day Electronic Recycling Event

  • What: Drop off unwanted electronic equipment including computers, monitors, printers, cell phones, TVs and radios (in working condition or not), but no microwave ovens or refrigerators.
  • Why: Recycling saves landfill space and reduces toxic pollution from electronic waste.
  • When: Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. both days.
  • Where: University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot (southwest corner) near 1350 East 500 South
  • Who May Donate: Anyone with unwanted electronics (whether in working condition or not)
  • Who Benefits: Utah school kids who will have access to refurbished computers. Donors who get rid of stuff they don’t want and gain space they could use. All Utahns who seek a cleaner, less toxic environment.
  • Sponsors: Utah Tech Corps, Utah Education Network, Computers for Kids, Lowell Bennion Community Service Center , City Academy Charter School, and Lucency Corp Electronic Recycling

So, what are you waiting for. You know you didn't feel good about putting your old Mac-SE in a dumpster. Now you can give it a good home, or at least a good send off into another realm.

Monday, April 17, 2006

easter shopping reward

Originally uploaded by rfin.

My daughter needed some new clothes and so did I. So we headed to Sugar House late Saturday afternoon. After we finished someone had painted the sky and the little creek just south of Old Navy in a way I've never seen before. Fortunately I'd left my camera in the car. So many times the moment doesn't last, so I ran for the camera, and ran back to the spot and got this shot. I'm glad to have a new shirt and she's happy with some new shoes, and I think my camera was thrilled to capture image.