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January 6th, 2009

Surf the web, fight global warming @ 10:39 am

The Environmental Defense Fund has a new toolbar that you can download for your browser (both Firefox and IE). The toolbar has a search engine feature where you can generate money for EDF every time you search. So give the Earth some extra moxie while you’re online




Take back My TV @ 10:34 am

Do you have CFE? My boyfriend has recurring CFE. I have occasional CFE. Millions of Americans have CFE! No, CFE isn’t the latest pharmaceutical gimmick, though it can cost you a fortune to alleviate your symptoms. CFE stands for Chronic Flatscreen Envy, and yes it’s sweeping America. But if you’re one of the lucky ones with a flatscreen what did you do with your old, but still good, TV? Did you junk it?-I hope not! But plenty of communities are without proper electronics recycling programs. Hence, www.takebackmytv.com, where consumers urge big TV makers (Panasonic, Sony) to take back the old TVs and recycle them to prevent them (and their toxins) ending up in the dump. The site also has resources where you can find out how and where to recycle your TV (or other electronics) in your area. One bonus the Web site offers is a cartoon titled “Revenge of the Return of the Undead Toxic Televisions,” which can probably rival some 1950s horror movies in its scariness. I’ve hotlinked the movie so you can watch it here, but check out their Web site.


December 19th, 2008

"Gross! You stepped in him!" @ 10:55 am

Down in Buenos Aires, the Argentinean Red Cross is using some snazzy guerilla marketing techniques to spread the word about global warming. Sitting in a puddle of himself, a guy hands out literature on how to fight global warming by giving tips to passersby. I’m still trying to figure out how the heck the puddle works. Is he in a manhole? Did they dig a hole in the concrete? I need to know!

Read more about it here: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/29/activism-climate-change-argentina-victim/ . But if you’re fluent in Espanol, check out the Argentinean Red Cross Web site here: http://www.cruzroja.org.ar/cruz_roja/index.php?carpeta=informacion_general


December 18th, 2008

December 17th, 2008

Answer the call @ 10:34 am

I have had only four cell phones. I’m one of those people who would rather duct tape the phone back together than to shell out $$$ to get another one. Despite this, I have been holding on to two of my old phones for years because I don’t know what to do with them. They live in a box, taking up space, along with their old chargers in my closet. Sound familiar?

Lucky for us, The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is launching a national campaign to recycle cell phones. Get this: they will not only tell you where to ship your old phones (and PDAs, beepers, battery chargers etc.), they will PAY for your postage. Simply fill out the form on this website (http://answer-the-call.net/recycling/recycleform.php) and they’ll email you the label. Remember to remove your SIM card and clear personal information before you send the phone off.

Cell Phone Facts (from EMA website):

·         The average consumer replaces a cell phone every 9 months.

·         75% of those phones are sitting around gathering dust.

·         There are hundreds of millions of phones waiting to be recycled.


December 15th, 2008

Want to be a STAR? @ 10:43 am

N.C. DPPEA is teaming up with Time Warner Cable to create a new RE3.org commercial. To shoot this commercial, we need actors (aged 18-21) to spread the recycling word on screen. If you're interested in being in this commercial, please:
- Provide us with your name, birth date and contact information.
- Take a picture of yourself with a recycling bin. If your entry is among those selected, you can star in our commercial!

*Submit your information and picture by noon on January 5, 2009 to Clare Estes at clare.estes@ncmail.net or Clare Estes, N.C. DPPEA, 1639 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1639.
*Filming will take place in Raleigh during the month of January 2009.
*Call (919) 715-6536 with questions.

Legal stuff -
-You must be 18 years old and have a valid driver's license or other state-issued identification.
-You will be required to complete a release allowing the use of your picture, likeness, photograph and voice in the commercial.
-N.C. DENR DPPEA and Time Warner Cable will not provide any monetary compensation for being in the commercial.
-N.C. DENR DPPEA and Time Warner Cable assume no responsibility or liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from the making of the commercial.
-N.C. DENR DPPEA and Time Warner Cable are not responsible for late, lost or misdirected entries. All entries become the property of N.C. DENR Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance and will not be acknowledged or returned.


RE3.org's Live Journal @ 10:30 am

Current Location: Raleigh, NC
Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

hello live journal users! this is RE3.org! RE3.org is is North Carolina’s second recycling campaign and the “older sibling” of the Recycle Guys. Using social marketing techniques, the N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance designed RE3.org to increase participation in recycling through positive behavior change. RE3.org reaches from the mountains to the coast encouraging people to recycle – and not just at home. This campaign develops recycling behaviors at the office, at parties, at ballgames and anywhere else North Carolinians go.

This live journal is going to be a hodge podge of things. It's going to include things specific to RE3.org and upcoming events or activities you might be interested in. It's also going to be a discussion of the RE3: REduce, REuse, REcycle. But I hope you use it as a forum to discuss green ideas or topics that you have an interest in!

So I hope you stick around! It should get exciting soon.