Albuquerque Eco-friendly living
Friday, August 17th 9am - Saturday, August 18th 4pm. The City of Albuquerque is hosting a Tech Recycling event at the Balloon Fiesta Park.
Electronic recycler Natural Evolution will accept most broken electronics. Check out the City of Albuquerque website for more details about what can and can't be donated. The cost is free and residents can bring their unwanted items on Saturday. Friday is for businesses to donate. Help keep Albuquerque clean with responsible disposing of your electronic trash.
Solar Alternatives to electricity
How about those cell phones, cameras, and mp3 players? They use a lot of energy to keep charged. Here are a couple of greener alternatives.
Solio - This universal charger will charge many different items using various tips. It will charge your equipment at the same rate as a conventional charger. Just expose the Solio unit to sunlight for 8-10 hours and you will be able to charge your cell phone at least two times.
Dump the batteries! Or, at least switch to rechargables.
There are several options:
- Standard battery charger. Will charge most standard sizes of batteries. Great for cameras, handheld games, and mp3's.
- Solar battery charger. Will charge AAA, AA, C, and D as well as 9-volt. Will work on AC power as well as a solar panel.
Switch from Cordless phones to Corded phones.
- Uses less energy.
- Won't interfere with other devices.
- Won't lose service during a power outage.
- Keeps more electronic trash out of landfills (no batteries to worry about).
Eco-friendly resources from around the nation:
- Keeping Clearwater Beach FL Clean and Beautiful - Jack Haydon
- Clearwater Beach FL Goes Green | Blue Wave Protects Beaches - Cyndee Haydon
- Eco Friendly Pest Control Soluton for Tampa Bay Homes - Leah Ross
- Our ski resorts are now 100% wind powered (almost) - Joanne Hanson
- Green Building in Houston TX - Stephanie Edwards-Musa
- Going Green in Brea ~ Or You Call,...They Haul! - Lynda Eisenmann
- Ventura County Leads the Way in Green Waste Recycling - Mana Tulberg
- Tankless Water Heaters, an Eco-friendly Solution! - Chris Tesch
- Home Depot Goes Green in Clearwater, FLorida - Cyndee Haydon
- High Performance Home vs. GREEN Homes - Stephanie Edwards-Musa
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