Posts tagged ‘Recycling’
Earth Day was born on April 22, 1970, in San Francisco, California.
Every year, America and over 100 different countries
join together in the celebration on April 22nd,
making it the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide.
On Earth Day, we remember to appreciate nature
and learn ways to protect our environment.
What fun things do you have planned?
Planting a Tree?
Volunteering with the Great American Cleanup?
How about some Creative Recycling?
Have a wonderful weekend and HAPPY RECYCLING!!!
Since CFK is no longer using FedEx, please throw away any FedEx labels you may have. Further, due to escalating costs of the pre-paid shipping labels, CFK has also revised shipping guidelines. Free labels will still be provided; and the following guidelines now apply:
1. 15/15 Rule = Send 15 cell phones OR 15 laser cartridges OR a combination of the two in one box, PLUS any other items on our pricelist. Click here for our current price list.
2. 30/30 Shipping Bonus = Receive a $5 bonus for sending 30 cell phones OR 30 laser cartridges OR a combination of the two in one box, PLUS any other items on our pricelist.
3. Going forward, UPS Labels will be emailed to participants, unless otherwise requested.
For a full detailed copy of these new shipping guidelines please click here.
CFK appreciates your efforts and understanding as the guidelines change to help reduce shipping costs. This change will further our partnership with you to maintain focus on sustainability while providing a better solution to reduce the impact to our Earth. We hope you too will be able to use this change to your advantage and help tell your story of how this new program really does lower our carbon footprint.
If you have any questions, please email us at CFKprogram@wm.com or call 1.800.420.0235.
While you are busy making room for the new…
are you left wondering where to put the old?
CFK would like to remind you that many schools and organizations would love you to recycle those older electronics! Not only would you be helping your community, you would be saving the planet. Start the year off on a positive step and cross off those resolutions!
Cell Phones, Laser Cartridges, Laptops, eReaders, Tablets, iPads, iPods, Video Games and Consoles
Cartridges for Kids is wishing a you a very Happy and Safe New Year!
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Happy America Recycles Day
from your friends at CFK!
For America Recycles Day 2011, I pledge to:
Learn. About the recycling options in my community. I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community at americarecyclesday.org.
Act. Reduce my personal waste by recycling. Within the next month, I will start to recycle one new type of material.
Cartridges for Kids would like to thank you for recycling!
It’s like a spin on our recycling tree idea….For each item brought in to be recycled you can give the child a cut out pumpkin to decorate and place on a wall. See pictures below of some very successful pumpkin patches and recycling trees!
As the school year is beginning, there’s lots of resources you can use to integrate recycling into your lesson plans. Check out the following links:
CFK has also put together a recycling lesson of our own. Check out our Save the Earth Scavenger Hunt on the Ways to Grow page on our website. Incorporate recycling into your math or science lesson and earn money for your school all at the same time.
Click here to sign up or contact our staff.
Shout, shout, let it all out. Tears for Fears says so, and so do we! The best way to get your program growing is to start advertising, and there’s lots of free and easy ways to do this:
Announce your collection at assemblies, pep rallies, and other school-wide functions.
Make sure to mention what items you’re collecting and where people can drop them off!
Letting the students do the announcing is even better!
You could even set up a collection table at those basketball and football games!
Feeling real advertise-y? Click here for all the info you need to set up a table at an event. Click here to get all the materials you need. Anytime you have contact with students, parents, or the community is an opportunity to spread the word about your program. Take advantage of the myriad of ways to share your collection. Then tell us all about it. We want to hear which method works best for you!
We all love technology. Check out these free and easy ways to utilize the web to make your earnings GROW!
Earth911.com is an online directory of recyclers, and you can add your location to the list!
1. Go to their website. Type in Earth911.com in your browser, or click here.
2. Click the “contact us” link at the bottom of the page, then the Submit/Update a Recycling Location link at the bottom of that page. Or, click here.
3. Add your school or organization’s info to be listed as a recycler in your area. When people near you search for recyclers and find you, your collection can grow!
Craigslist is a well-known site where you can list ads for anything, recycling included!
1. Go to the Craigslist site. Click here to go right away.
2. Click your location, then the “Post to Classifieds” link on the top left.
3. Post an ad under “Service Offered” or “Item Wanted”.
4. Watch your collection grow!
**DON’T FORGET…MENTION ALL THE ITEMS YOU ARE COLLECTING AND THE PLACE TO DROP THEM OFF**
Put the internet to work for you, and let us know how it goes! Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time for a recycling question….
Did you know that 955 million personal computers are expected to go out of commission between 2005 and 2010?
That’s 3 computers for every person living in the United States!
Where are they ending up?
Sources: ecyclingtools.com, census.gov
The Christian Academy of Indiana is using theirs to help out in the library! Marilyn Hock, the school’s librarian and CFK coordinator, encourages recycling with CFK to help purchase books for the library, Accelerated Reader quizzes, and prizes for the kids. Marilyn passes out fliers, hangs posters, and is currently considering holding a collection drive to increase their fundraising potential at the school.
How do you use your CFK funds? Write to us and let us know! email@example.com