What a Busy Weekend!
There has been so much going on in my busy little social life lately! I wanted to share some updates on what has been going on as well as promo a few events coming up. mK – here we go!
Ice Skating at the Petit Ice Center
What a fun event! It was great meeting so many people and getting a little time brush up on my ice skating skills as well!
Electronics Scrap Collection in Milwaukee
This event was very successful, collecting over 236,000 lbs. of electronic waste. Did you miss the event? Here are a couple of resources:
- Residents of Waukesha County can recycle their computers, free of charge, at several county collection sites. Visit Waukesha County’s website for more info.
- TV’s with screens less than 32″ can be taken to Best Buy. Recycling is free with the purchase of a $10 gift card. TV’s with screens over 32″ will need to be disposed of in other ways. If you are purchasing a replacement TV, the best option is to negotiate disposal of the old TV as a condition of the sale. Other options are available on our website.
- Cell phones can usually be recycled by the same stores that sell cell phones. (whew! say that 10 times fast!) Other local organizations, like The Women’s Center in Waukesha will also take them for donation.
- Want to do more? Currently there is pending legislation in Wisconsin that deals with electronics disposal. Learn more about the law and be sure to let your legislators know how you feel!
Lake Country Community Fest
Lake Country Community Fest was wonderful! It was so much fun to take so many pictures with everyone. It seemed like we talked to a million people and answered a lot of questions. We also gave away over 100 blue bins for curbside recycling. Did you miss us? There are a lot of local events coming up where you can get a blue curbside bin for free if you are in our program.
Did you participate? I beat the hubby in backgammon & scrabble. Now that’s what I call time well spent! For some fabulous pictures on how some major cities and monuments looked, click on the picture below.
Playing Soccer with the Milwaukee Wave
An After School Event is being held THIS THURSDAY, April 2nd, at the Waukesha Expo Center. Join us for a lot of fun from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
MRF Open House on Saturday, April 18th from 10 a.m. to Noon.
Oconomowoc Library will be hosting Recycle Raccoon at selected story hours the week of April 20th. More information is available at their website.
Greener Oconomowoc will be hosting it’s 2009 Resource Fair on April 25th. Visit their website to learn more.
Various programs are being presented through Waukesha city’s Park & Rec. Visit their website to learn more about the new ‘green’ programs.
Boy Scout Merit Badge Sessions will be available this summer for the Gardening Merit Badge & the Environmental Science Merit Badge. Stay tuned to the Boy Scout’s website for more information.
Sally Ride Education Program for Teachers and Waukesha County will be providing a training session for teachers this summer at the Waukehsa North Session. Specifically for 3rd – 8th grade teachers, participants will learn how to integrate natural resources into your curriculum in this fun week-long session that gets you out of the classroom and deep into learning! Scholarship opportunities are available for those who teach in Waukesha County.