Free electronics recycling event kicks off Earth Week activities | Electronic News

To start Earth Week 2022the Office of Sustainability invites West Virginia University faculty, staff, and students to recycle personal electronics in Area 81 (parking lot outside Mountaineer Station) on Monday, April 18, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Acceptable electronic devices include computers, laptops, printers, toner and inkjet cartridges, cell phones, cables/wires, etc. Note: No televisions, lamps, vacuum cleaners or appliances/appliances will be accepted.

We’ve also compiled a list of other Earth Week activities hosted by various WVU departments.

tuesday april 19

  • Rain garden cleaning – Join Tree Campus Committee to eliminate invasive plants in the rain gardens near the CPASS building. These gardens function to capture and filter stormwater and are nurseries for young trees before they are planted in other areas of campus.

Wednesday April 20

  • Reusable Utensil Giveaway – Stop by the sustainability stand in front of each dining area to learn more about the reusable take-out box program. The first 100 people in each room will receive an all-in-one reusable utensil for free. A WVU Restore Plan is not required to be eligible.

  • WVU Dining Earth Day Menu – In celebration of Earth Day, WVU Dining chefs have prepared unique plant-based menus for every dining room today! Visit the WVU Restoration Services website for more details.

Thursday April 21

Friday, April 22 (Earth Day)

  • Make It, Take It Seed Planting Kit – Stop by the Downtown Refresh Box to create a free seed planting kit to take home and grow. Themed kits include growing pizza (basil seeds, chives, oregano and tomato), growing salsa (cilantro seeds, chives, jalapeno and tomato) and growing a salad (carrot seeds, cucumber, cabbage leaf and lettuce).

The Office of Sustainable Development has also released a new guide to water bottle filling stations which indicates where each station is located on campus. As part of Earth Week, the campus community is invited to complete the Fill It! Photo challenge by filling their bottle at one of the stations and posting it on one of our social media pages for a chance to win a prize.

Thank you for doing your part to help gold and blue turn green during Earth Week – and every week.

Visit the Office of Sustainability website for full Earth Week details. Contact us at [email protected] with questions.

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Joseph K. Bennett