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September 24, 2011.

Rally day for alternative/ clean energy, reducing our carbon footprint in TN.

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FREE E-WASTE RECYCLE EVENT THIS SATURDAY AT LP FIELD

Valvoline Instant Oil Change giving away $10 off coupons to participants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As a grand finale to this year’s Great American Cleanup, Public Works and the Metro Beautification & Environment Commission (MBEC) will host a free electronic waste recycling event at LP Field on Saturday, May 28th.

 The event is from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Lot D of the stadium, and will include coupons for $10 off a Valvoline Instant Oil Change for residents who bring their e-waste to be recycled.  Valvoline Instant Oil Change is a new sponsor of the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Great American Cleanup campaign, and is participating in Saturday’s event to promote their new NextGen motor oil made from 50 percent recycled oil.

“To wrap up an outstanding Great American Cleanup effort for 2011, we’re excited to offer this e-waste recycling opportunity to all residents of Davidson County, as a way to educate citizens about the importance of properly recycling electronic equipment,” MBEC Director Veronica Frazier said.  “At the same time, we’re very pleased to welcome Valvoline Instant Oil Change as a new KAB affiliate partner, and look forward to working with them on our recycling education and sustainability initiatives.”

 Creative Recycling, another MBEC partner, will be onsite at Saturday’s event to collect all types of electronics, including microwaves; cell phones; old televisions, VCR or DVD players; computers, monitors, disks and accessories; music and video cassettes and disks; power cables; printers and scanners.

 Only household waste – no business waste — will be accepted.  Car and boat batteries, paint, tires, CFLs and other hazardous waste will NOT be accepted at the event.  These and other HHW items can be taken to MPW’s East Convenience Center, located at 943 Dr Richard Adams Drive (off Ellington Parkway and Trinity Lane).  East Center is Metro’s designated household hazardous waste disposal site and is open seven days a week.

For more information, visit www.nashville.gov/recycle, or call 880-1000.

About Creative Recycling

Creative Recycling Systems, Inc. was founded with the mission of providing private companies, local, state and federal government and institutions with electronics recycling solutions that represent a viable, economical alternative to environmental contamination. The company incorporates innovative methods into the processing of obsolete electronics as a way to provide solutions to the problem of unwanted electronics.

 

About Valvoline Instant Oil Change and NextGen:

Last month, all 10 Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations in the greater Nashville area began offering consumers a “green” oil change option featuring NextGen motor oil made from 50 percent recycled oil. Over three billion quarts of oil are consumed in U.S. cars and trucks each year, and using re-refined or recycled oil cuts fossil fuel use, lowers emissions and reduces environmental impact.  According to Valvoline’s parent company, if Nashville drivers switched to NextGen oil, more than 2.1 million gallons of crude oil would be saved annually.

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Friday, May 20, is commute to work by bike day.

Help lower you carbon footprint, ride a bike.

Check out the library’s Bike Month exhibit.  We have books on how to commute by bike. 

Check out this article from the Wilson Web database about bicycle commuting called “Riding Pretty”.

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