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Fall 2011 Adopt-A-Highway – SUCCESS!

November 1, 2011
Wilmington University Men's Baseball Team

NEW CASTLE, DE — Erin Harvey, Sports Info Director - Members of the Wildcat baseball squad teamed up with the Wilmington University Green Team, to volunteer at the local Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Sunday, October 23, 2011.

 The team helped pick up trash and clean up along Route 273 in New Castle, starting at New Castle Baptist Academy and finishing at the Farmer’s Market, located on Route 13. The team, along with their coaches, brought over 30 participants to the event.

The one-day clean-up was a huge success, and the team had a great time supporting such a worthy cause. Head Coach Brian August and the Green Team’s Mark Paris organized the squad’s participation in the event and said, “It was a great experience to see our student-athletes give back, and know they can contribute on and off the field”.

Movie theater or rental?

August 3, 2011

In the heat of the summer, it can be a treat to stay indoors to watch a movie. Which is better for Mother Earth: going to the movie theater or renting a movie? Slate did some research on that very topic.

Theater or DVD?

Summer Hazardous Waste Collection Events

June 1, 2011

The following is a list of the Summer Hazardous Waste Collection Events put on by the Delaware Solid Waste Authority and Maryland Solid Waste Management.  See their respective websites for locations and a complete list of accepted waste:

Delaware residents:  www.dswa.com  and click on Household Hazardous Waste Collection in the little red house on the homepage   or call  1-800-404-7080

Maryland residents:  www.ccrecycling.org     or call  410-996-6275

 SATURDAY,  JUNE 4TH 8:00AM – 4:00PM

            Cheswold Collection Station, 54 Fork Branch Rd, Cheswold, Kent Co.

 

SATURDAY,  JULY 2ND 8:00AM – 4:00PM

            Pine Tree Corners Transfer Station, 276 Pine Tree Rd, Townsend, New Castle Co.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011  8:00AM – 4:00PM

            Jones Crossroads Landfill, 28560 Landfill Lane, Georgetown, , Sussex Co.

 

SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 3, 2011  8:00AM – 4:00PM

             Old Curtis Paper Mill Site, Paper Mill Road (Rt 72), Newark, New Castle Co.

 

You Can Bring the Following Items to a DELAWARE Collection Event:

Product containers marked with words, “Warning: Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive” or “Explosive.”

 

HOUSEHOLD:

Full aerosol cans, bleach, chemistry kits, nail polish, polish removers, perfumes, disinfectants, drain cleaners, floor wax, mercury thermometers, moth balls, oven cleaner, spot remover, toilet cleaner, fluorescent light bulbs

All electronics.

EXPLOSIVES:

Ammunition, firecrackers, gunpowder

WORKSHOP:

Corrosives, paints (other than latex), small compressed-gas cylinders, solvents, stains, strippers, thinners, varnish, wood preservatives, fluorescent bulbs

GARDEN/YARD:

Fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, pool chemicals

AUTOMOTIVE:

Antifreeze, auto batteries, degreasers, waste fuels – gasoline, kerosene, used motor oil mixed with other fuels. (oil which has not been mixed with other fuels is accepted at specific DSWA Recycling Drop-off Centers.)

 

***Maryland only – Medications will be accepted.

Claymont Green Day!

June 1, 2011

If you live near Claymont, Delaware, check this out… 

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

JOIN US FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP AND FESTIVAL

The event is sponsored by the CLAYMONT COMMMUNITY COALITION and was developed to instill pride and interest in Claymont and to bring the community together.  Let’s start summer right with a combined community effort to make Claymont cleaner and greener!

CLEAN UP ACTIVITIES

8:00 AM TO NOON

CLAYMONT COMMUNITY CENTER

3301 GREEN STREET CLAYMONT DE

GREEN DAY FESTIVAL

NOON TO 4:00 PM

ENJOY FOOD AND FREE GAMES FOR THE KIDS AS WELL AS MOON BOUNCES. THIS YEAR WILL HAVE THE RETURN OF THE CAR SHOW.  THERE WILL BE INFORMATIONAL BOOTHS AND MANY VENDORS AND CRAFTERS. WE WILL ALSO ADD A FLEA MARKET TO HELP RECYCLE OUR GOODS (SPOTS ARE $10 FOR FLEA MARKET). COME OUT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS AND MEET A LOT OF THE LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES THAT WILL BE SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY IN THE FUTURE.  EVRAZ WILL BE ACCEPTING STEEL RELATED ITEMS THAT THE MILL CAN RECYCLE.  CRAFTERS WELCOME- CONTACT BILL CUSHWA

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT BILL CUSHWA AT 792-1420 OR DNANEXTSUCCESS@GMAIL.COM

April 2 Adopt-a-Highway

May 20, 2011

Members of the Green Team had another succesful Adopt-a-Highway clean-up! 21 bags of trash and a number of miscellaneous items were collected from Rt. 273 (Frenchtown Road) in New Castle

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Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2011

In celebration of Earth Day, check out this slideshow about the Greenest and Least-Green states. Delaware is #37 on the list…that means that we have room for improvement!

Come to an Earth Day Celebration Movie Event!

April 14, 2011

To celebrate Earth Day 2011, Join us for a lunch time showing of the acclaimed eco-documentary The Age of Stupid!

Free lunch and popcorn!

 **AND** If you attend, you will be eligible to win an HP Officejet H470b Mobile Printer!  This item is valued over $200!!  The winner will be announced on Friday, April 22nd.

Here’s the when and where:

At the Grad Center:     Wednesday, April 20th, Noon – 1:30, in the Student Lounge

At the Main Campus:  Thursday, April 21st,  Noon – 1:30, Room 201/203 in the DAC building

Dover Campus Auditorium:  Thursday, April 21st, 12:00 Noon.  3 showings between noon and 5:00 (No lunch will be served at Dover.  There will be popcorn)

Run time for the movie is 89 minutes.

If you have any questions about these events, please contact Mark Paris, 302-356-6829

Learn more about this film: http://www.spannerfilms.net/films/ageofstupid

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