( A quick way to convince people to support doing something to halt human influenced climate change.)
Do you have a bag of e-waste that you are waiting to get rid of like me? My bag currently has a bunch of batteries and a few phone chargers. This Friday the Simi Valley Town Center Mall has an event to help you get rid of them in a more environmentally responsible way than throwing them in your trash.
Do people really hold onto batteries until there is an e-waste event? I have a feeling that most people toss the stuff out. What happens to those batteries other people throw in their recycling can?
The Simi Valley Town Center Mall is holding an Earth Day celebration this Friday. Click on continue reading for details, including a list of sponsors and events.
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Here is their press release:
Earth Day celebrated at Simi Valley Town Center on April 17
E-waste collection center, resource booths, demonstration and more to show your 'Green' side and help make a difference
To celebrate Earth Day, Simi Valley Town Center invites visitors from throughout the region to recognize green living, learn in the process, and obtain free items to help conserve energy and reduce waste.
Simi Valley Town Center's Eco program offers green options and education at every turn, all aimed to provide easy-to-take steps to protect the environment.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Electronic waste collection. An "e-waste" collection center, sponsored by the City of Simi Valley, Waste Management and CJSeto Support Services, LLC, presents visitors with an opportunity for free disposal of unwanted computers and household electronic items. In the Town Center parking lot near Wells Fargo Bank.
3 to 8 p.m.: Eco Resource Fair, in Center Court of the Town Center.
Visit Guest Services to receive a free compact florescent light bulb if you pledge to "Make the Switch" to energy-efficient lighting (while supplies last).
Visit Guest Services to get an "eco" tote bag for purchasing a $25 gift card or more (while supplies last).
Resource Fair: Information booths by the City of Simi Valley and Waste Management, and from organizations to present information about water conservation and landscaping; and demonstrations such as the City's Video Inspection Vehicle, and Vac-Con, a combination sanitation truck and Simi Valley Transit compressed natural gas-operated van.
When: Friday, April 17, 2009
Where: Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way
Locally anticipated for more than 20 years, Simi Valley Town Center is a 600,000-square-foot open-air shopping, dining and entertainment regional center. Located north of Highway 118, between First Street and Erringer Road, the center features premier tenants such as Anthropologie, Brighton Collectibles, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Urban Outfitters, White House Black Market, Z Gallerie and more than 100 additional retailers and eateries. Simi Valley Town Center is owned and managed by Forest City Enterprises, Inc., a publicly traded (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) national real estate company. For more information visit www.simivalleytc.com.