Earth Day Activities

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/22/2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 

Community Hall,
Chinmaya Mission Boston,
1 Union Street, Andover, MA - 01810

Additional Details: 

Contacts:
Cell-Phones Recycling
Sangeeta Mahajan
sangeeta.mahajan@gmail.com
508.733.3396
Eye-Glasses Recycling
Gautham Krishnamurthy
g.krishnamurthy@gmail.com
978.490.0270
Event Contacts
Rathna & Shankar
amazingearth.reddy01@gmail.com
603-890-5419

Join us to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, 22 April, the official Earth Day.  What best way is there to celebrate than to implement energy & resources conservation activities. Please encourage your children to participate & volunteer in the activities - they are the future!
 
Earth Day Activities- Sun, 22 April
Cell-Phones Recycling: Bring your old cell phones with battery.
Accessories like chargers, headsets, etc. are welcome.
If possible, erase the data, remove ‘SIM’ card, & tie all accessories together.
Here is the link providing information to erase data from the cell phones. http://www.recellular.com/recycling/data_eraser/default.asp.
Any q’s, feel free to contact Sangeeta (sangeeta.mahajan@gmail.com, 508.733.3396)
Eye-Glasses Recycling: Bring your old eye-glasses with or without carrying case to donate to people in need.
Exchange of Books for Kids & Parents: Bring a book which you have read & in return take a book which you would like to read.
Cloth Bags Distribution: Goal is to eliminate using plastic or paper bags for All shopping. It is doable more easily than you think! Those of you who are not yet using cloth bags to groceries, take one bag/family & start NOW. If you have extra bags, please donate.
Pennies for Planet: Look for all the coins (pennies….quarters, quarters are better!) you have at home & donate (let your children do this). Money raised will go towards Earth Day and other Seva activities expenses.
Goals by next Earth Day, 22 April 2013
-Use cloth bags for groceries. Eliminate using plastic or paper bags.
-Reuse produce bags (thin plastic liner bags in grocery stores).
-For non-grocery shopping, avoid taking additional bag(s) - items are pre-packaged.
-Avoid gift-wrapping. Instead use gift bags and reuse them.
PS: Each Chinmaya family can save at least 10 bags/week. We are over 500 families at CMB. Together we can save 5000 bags/week & 260,000/year.
We can & we must do it.

Did we achieve last year’s Earth Day goal?
Yes!!! Thanks to Marci & ‘prasad’ team for replacing non-degradable styrofoam plates & cups with compostable plates & cups.

Conservation is ultimately a moral obligation of each one of us and
simply it is the right thing to do