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Earth Day Recycle Drive by quotes

Goodwill to Host Earth Day Recycle Drive

PHOENIX ARIZONA — Not sure what to do with all of those clothes hanging untouched in your closet? Perhaps your spring cleaning has left you surrounded by appliances and broken computer accessories you don’t want or can’t use? Not interested in hosting a garage sale at your home?

Good news for Arizona residents, because from April 11-13, Goodwill is holding an Earth Day Recycle Drive at each of its Valleywide locations – giving Arizona residents the chance to remove their clutter and clean up the environment.

During Goodwill’s Earth Day Recycle Drive, individuals are encouraged to bring in all unwanted clothing, household and electronic items to Goodwill stores and donation centers. Items will be thoroughly inspected for resale and those deemed unsuitable for resale will be recycled or disposed of through eco-friendly methods. Hazardous and controlled substances are prohibited.

Individuals donating to Goodwill help provide job skills training and employment opportunities for those with disadvantaging conditions in Arizona while simultaneously helping reduce waste in community landfills.

Goodwill of Central Arizona is one of Arizona’s oldest and largest recyclers. Collecting donations and reselling them in retail stores helps keep nearly 73 million pounds out of Arizona’s landfills. Goodwill is dedicated to helping individuals in central Arizona with disadvantaging conditions overcome their barriers to employment and find self-sufficiency through the power of work.

All 39 Goodwill store and donation center locations throughout central Arizona, including Goodwill’s newest location in Ahwatukee located at 15633 S. 32nd Street, Phoenix 85044. For a complete list of Goodwill locations, please visit http://www.goodwillaz.org/donate/findLocation.shtml

Celebrating 60 years of serving the community, Goodwill of Central Arizona is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit agencies in Arizona. Our mission is to “Put People to Work” throughout Arizona by providing job training and career services to those with vocational disadvantages that can include physical and emotional barriers, welfare dependency, illiteracy and age. In 2007, we served almost 11,000 youth and adults on their quest toward self-sufficiency and secured more than 4,400 employment opportunities. For more information on Goodwill of Central Arizona, visit www.goodwillaz.org.

Goodwill to Host Earth Day Recycle Drive

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ASU scientists invite the community to explore Earth and space Nov. 3 by quotes
October 31, 2007, 2:07 pm
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TEMPE, Ariz. – Kids of all ages, and their parents and teachers too, are invited to learn more about Earth and space through hands-on activities, experimental demonstrations and public lectures by ASU scientists from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, in the Bateman Physical Science Building, F-Wing, at ASU’s Tempe campus.
 
The annual Earth and Space Exploration Day, hosted by ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, provides a variety of educational activities “for kids ages 5 to 95,” says professor Tom Sharp, a mineralogist and associate director of the NASA Arizona Space Grant Consortium.
 
“The purpose of this event is to provide an up-close opportunity for the public to see some of the great science we do at ASU, while we engage students of all ages in fun, hands-on scientific learning activities,” says Sharp. “There is plenty of depth for adults too.”
 
For example, ASU planetary scientist David Williams will present a lecture on solar system exploration at 10 a.m., and give an overview of results from NASA’s and the European Space Agency’s 2007 planetary missions. Other lectures on black holes, volcanology, the Mars rovers and whether there will be an energy crisis are scheduled on the hour throughout the event.
 
In conjunction with the day of exploration, ASU’s Space Photography Laboratory is hosting an open house and will show the latest NASA planetary images.
 
There also will be special shows in the planetarium, including one on “Stars over Arizona.” Other educational activities include learning about minerals while panning for gold, examining rocks and meteorite sections under a microscope, viewing the sun with a solar telescope, and learning about volcanoes and their explosive eruptions.
 
The public can “take a tour” of Mars with the aid of a GeoWall 3-D projector. Children, and adults can bring in rocks for “Dr. Rock” to identify or water samples for “Dr. Water” to analyze. Minerals, gems, fossils from around the world, the only active seismograph in central Arizona, a six-story Foucault pendulum, and Columbian mammoth bones from Chandler, Ariz., will be on display in the Dietz Museum of Geology.
 
Also scheduled is a geology field trip to “A” Mountain (Hayden Butte) to learn about sedimentary rocks, volcanic rocks and geological structures exposed in Tempe.
 
There will be handouts and outreach information for teachers from the School of Earth and Space Exploration and other academic and research units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including the Institute for Human Origins and the School of Geographical Sciences.
 
“We hope the event will encourage children to learn that science is fun as they learn about how the Earth works and how we study it,” Sharp says.
 
For more information, contact the School of Earth and Space Exploration at (480) 965-5081 or http://www.sese.asu.edu <http://www.sese.asu.edu/> .