Friday, April 22, 2005

DPW To Hold Two E-Cycling Events This Spring

From Logan Circle's listserv
DPW To Hold Two E-Cycling Events This Spring

Residents may bring computers and other items for environmentally safe
recycling on either April 23rd or May 14

As part of the District's celebration of Earth Day, the DC Department
of Public Works and the Clean City Office are partnering with federal
agencies, George Washington University and the Dell Corporation to
sponsor a special electronics-recycling event on Saturday, April 23
from 9 am - 3 pm at Carter Barron Amphitheatre on 16th and Kennedy

A second e-cycling event will be held in conjunction with DPW's
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off on Saturday, May 14th from 9 am -
pm, also at Carter Barron.

Old computers and accessories, office equipment, TVs and other
electronics comprise a rapidly growing segment of America's waste
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, more than 3.2
million tons of electronic waste is laid to rest in landfills each

Many types of electronics contain significant amounts of potentially
hazardous materials such as arsenic, lead and mercury. In the U.S. it
is estimated that approximately 70% of the toxic metals in landfills
from discarded electronics. Pollution and the potential for adverse
affects from improper disposal of electronics are becoming serious

Additionally, almost all of the materials in electronics -from
and glass to precious metals can be extracted and reused.

E-cycling your end-of-life electronics keeps their harmful components
out of landfills and supports the recovery and reuse of valuable

Residents may bring televisions and audio-video equipment, cell
home office equipment, computers, computer parts and computer
components for
end-of-life disposal or recycling. All computer monitors and TV
screens must be intact - not cracked, punctured or shattered.

Peace and Blessings
Shireen Mitchell

Monday, April 18, 2005

Truxton, Eckington, LeDroit meet up

From the TC Dispatcher:
Friday's TC Happy Hour was fantastic. Over 30 people attended. It was great to
meet so many of you. If you couldn't make it...don't fret. Several locations
were discussed for another HH some time mid-May.


Donna B. suggested we re-attempt gathering pet owners in the park at First and
Florida, NW. With nice weather and daylight on our side...I say let's do it!

Bring your dog, cat, ferret... whatever and let's meet between 6 and 6:30ish.
Don't have a pet? No worries. I got a couple to spare.

Truxton/Florida Park is centrally located to Bloomingdale, Eckington and Truxton PLEASE pass this on to your neighbors.

See you tonight.


Sunday, April 03, 2005

BACA meeting: Preservation and Green things

oh you know I'm showing up to this one.
Anyway, from our great leader Jim:


In addition to the folks who are coming to talk about the benefits of
historic preservation, I have invited DPW Inspector Brooks and Raman
Bhatia, from an organization known as Community Greens, to make remarks
I'm sure you all know who Inspector Brooks is, but you may not have
heard of Community Greens. Specifically, Community Greens is a partnership
between Ashoka: Innovators for the Public and The National Trust for
Historic Preservation. Their work is supported by the Fannie Mae
Foundation, Graham Foundation, and the Kodak American Greenways Awards. They
received initial seed funding from HUD. The mission of Community Greens is to
catalyze the development of shared green spaces inside residential
blocks in cities across the United States. At this point, thery are trying to
focus on neighborhoods across the country that have limited access to
quality green spaces.
Hope to see you tomorrow!
Jim Berry




Guest Speakers Include:
Rebecca Miller
DC Preservation League


Patsy Fletcher
Outreach Coordinator
DC Office of Planning
Historic Preservation Office

Monday, April 4, 2005
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
3rd and Q Streets, N.W.
Rooms 1 and 2
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.



Forestry Grant Writing Workshop:

The Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) in the District Department of
Transportation (DDOT) offers competitive matching grants from $1,000 to
$10,000 for community re-greening projects that increase and improve
the District's urban forest while DC residents learn more about and take
ownership of the trees in their urban environment. These Green Grants
are offered to local government units and schools, 501(c) 3 non-profit
organizations or other local community tree volunteer groups. Projects
must be located within Washington, DC and require a 1-1 match from
non-federal funding sources.
To assist potential applicants, UFA is holding a proposal writing
workshop Saturday, April 9th at the Reeves Center 6th Floor Conference Room,
2000 14th Street NW from 9am to 2pm. Interested persons should RSVP by
calling Toni Jefferson, 202-671-5133.
Applicants must submit a complete application package to the Urban
Forestry Administration by May 31st, 2005.
UFA is the local government entity responsible for managing the
District's street trees. UFA works in close cooperation with its federal partner,
the USDA Forest Service (USFS), to raise the level of understanding and
awareness regarding urban and community forestry within the District of
Columbia. Since the early 1990s, UFA has received both technical and
financial assistance from USFS to fund the DC Green Grants Program.
For further details on the Green Grants Program and application
requirements, visit UFA online at,a,1293,q,575536,ufaNav_GID,1631,ufaNav,|3269


E-cycling Collection Events:

On Saturday, April 23, 2005 and again on Saturday, May 14, 2005, from
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Washington, DC residents may dispose of
electronic items at Carter Barron Amphitheater Parking Lot, 16th and Kennedy
Streets, W. Items that will be collected for recycling are (1) computers; (2)
consumer batteries (dry cell); (3) electronics; (4) cell phones; (5)
inkjet, laser, & copier cartridges; and (6) foam packaging. These evens are
being sponsored by the DC Office of the Clean City, Washington, DC Recycles,
the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, The George Washington
University, DELL, US Department of Justice UNICOR Federal Prison
Industries, Inc., Rethink, Reduce, Reuse (and then Recycle); Whole Foods; and the
Association for Quality Education, Inc. For more information call
645-8245 or (202) 727-1000.


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day:

On Saturday, May 14, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Washington,
DC residents may dispose of household hazardous waste items at Carter
Barron Amphitheater Parking Lot, 16th and Kennedy Streets, W. Items that will
be collected for recycling are: (1) acids; (2) aerosols; (3) antifreeze;
(4) asbestos tile; (5) batteries; (6) cleaning chemicals; (7) drain
openers; (8a) furniture stripper; (9) ink; (10) varnish; lawn and garden
chemicals; (12) fertilizer; (13) lighter fluid; (14) mercury themometers; (15)
moth balls; (16) motor oil; (17) paint; (18) pesticides and poisons; (19
roofing tar; (20) solvents/thinners; (21) transmission, windshield wiper and
brake fluids; (22) wood preservatives; and (23) your old green or maroon
recycling bin. This event is being sponsored by the DC Department of Public
For more information call (202) 727-1000.

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