OK, so obviously it feels like a cruel joke to talk about something like gardening today. It fucking snowed yesterday and we’re all feeling the impulse to give in to feelings about the death of all things and a lack of love blooming with the spring. Or maybe that’s just us. But! Take heed and buck up, because the vernal equinox is tomorrow, and that, unbelievably means the official start of Spring. And that, ladies and gentlemen, means we need to get pretty flowers planted if we want to look at anything nice this summer. And we’re here to point you in the direction of where people can use some help planting. (more…)
We know that applying for a job is probably the last thing on your mind this action-packed summer Friday night, but this is a good opportunity for you green techie types. The Lower East Side Ecology Center is looking for someone to figure out what to do with all those tube TVs and VHS players that get dumped daily at the newish Gowanus e-waste recycling center. Official responsibilities for the reuse coordinator: (more…)
Good news, keepers of geriatric laptops, fax machines and cell phones — there’s going to be a permanent e-waste dropoff spot in Gowanus, thanks to the Lower East Side Ecology Center, those great people who have been doing roving events around Brooklyn. You may have thought that the Gowanus was already an e-waste dropoff spot (dada ching!) but starting Jan. 31, you’ll be able to bring your unwanted electronics to a new warehouse at 469 President St. at Nevins, Mondays through Saturdays. Full hours here, and full list of recyclables here. There’s also a launch par-tay at the warehouse on Sat. Feb. 4 from noon to 4 where you can enjoy refreshments while finding what becomes of your orphaned Razr phone and 56K modems.
One of our favorite spring rituals is piling up e-crap like our rotary cell phones and the Mac laptop that’s been dead since we tried to millennium-proof it 12 years ago. Then we put it in the corner until… next spring. This year IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT, we tell you, because GrowNYC is just out with their spring electronics recycling dates in Brooklyn, and they include Park Slope this Saturday (March 26), Clinton Hill, Dyker Heights, Gravesend and Cobble Hill. They’ll take computers, stereo components, TVs, phones, and more (full list here) and it’s tax deductible. So bye bye, Fire Wire, whatever you are. BTW, anyone have a better deal for printer-ink cartridges than Staples?
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