S.A.V.E. Update: $5,000 Matching Grant / Gray Water Raffle / Recycling Info & more
Note: S.A.V.E. will be giving a presentation on Biodiesel this Saturday at the Sustainability Fair this in Livingston at 2:30p.m. We will have a display on biodiesel, gray water, and conservation all day. We still have room for a volunteer or two to join our biodiesel crew for the day. Your Donation Matched!
The S.A.V.E. Foundation have received a $5,000 matching grant from The Cinnabar Foundation. With this grant, your renewed support or first-time donation to S.A.V.E. will be doubled! You can make a secure online donation or download a contribution form at www.savemobile.org
. You may also call 406-431-0815 for more information. Gray Water Raffle:
S.A.V.E. will be raffling off a full size Gray Water system at Earth Day 2008 (April 22). The system, a Brac W-200, is designed for households of 5 persons or less and provides the opportunity to save water costs and help protect the environment with conservation. S.A.V.E. is working to improve public awareness about gray water, especially with the upcoming rule making process (gray water was just made legal during the 2007 Montana legislature). Entry for the raffle is free and your can sign up to win today at Savemobile.org. The item will be on display at The Real Food Store for all of July. Recycling Update:
The June Plastics recycling week went well. Combined with our Earth Day collection, Trash for Trees, business pickups, and the collection week in March, we have recycled more than 13,000 pounds of plastic. The next week-long recycling collections will be September 7-14th and December 7-14th. We will also be at the Fall Trash for Trees collection on September 29th. We exploring ways to make this a permanent program.
Electronic waste, including computers, monitors, and other items, can now be recycled at Staples with a charge of $10 per item. S.A.V.E. and other community partners are planning to organize another e-waste event this Fall, similar to the "Erase your E-waste" event last September that collected nearly 40,000lbs of electronic waste for recycling. We are also in the process of developing a business registry that would help entities with large amounts of e-waste pool together for collection. Volunteering:
S.A.V.E.'s busiest days are Tuesday and Friday when are recycling collection is in full gear. We also have a variety of unique recycling projects outside of those days, including recycling at the Alive @ 5s. There is ongoing office work. S.A.V.E. work does count for court mandated community service projects. Student Opportunities:
S.A.V.E . has internships for credit, part-time positions, and exciting volunteer opportunities for environmentally-minded students. This includes making biodiesel, traveling with the Biodiesel Montana program, working to make plastics permanent, working on policy issues and public planning, and research. Schedule can be flexible and accommodate work for almost any major or interest. Call 406-431-0815 if interested. Business Route Expanding:
S.A.V.E. is now expanding its business recycling route, which collects paper, newsprint, magazine, cardboard, cans, tin, glass, plastics, and other recyclables from a wide spectrum of businesses. Reply to this email (Recycle @ Savemobile.org) or call 406-431-0815 if your business is interested in joining the route. Store at Savemobile.org expanded:
- A few days left to order the S.A.V.E. "Be Green" t-shirt, Earth Day Helena 2007 addition.
- Coffee mug special by S.A.V.E. (student affiliate at Carroll) and the Nursing club at Carroll to support a school library in Niger, Africa.
- S.A.V.E. support specials, including cds, t-shirts, and above mugs are various levels.
- Transactions are secure credit card, paypal, or by old fashioned mail. Thanks!
- The S.A.V.E. Foundation/Savemobile.org
Labels: biodiesel, electronic waste recycling, gray water systems, Savemobile.org