Ecofest 2011 (4/22)

Update: Due to rain, Ecofest has been moved to The Commons Main Street.

Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate Ecofest on Erickson field in front of the Library in The Commons Main Street, Friday, April 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

This is a zero-waste event (all trash will be recyclable or biodegradable) to raise awareness of sustainability and environmental awareness. As part of Ecofest, Facilities Management will have an electronic equipment waste drop-off. Bring in your old electronics and know they will be recycled appropriately. In addition, the event includes:

  • Free food, shirts and other giveaways
  • Maryland Zoo Zoomobile presentation on the impact of sustainability on animals
  • Biodiesel Club demonstration on the process of making biodiesel
  • Parks and People (non-profit in the city)
  • Dream Machine (Pepsi)
  • Music all day, tribal drum circle will be performing at noon
  • Student research presentations
  • Facilities Management and Construction Services presentation on sustainability and energy management efforts on campus.

To stay informed on UMBC sustainability efforts, please join the myUMBC Sustainability Group.

UMBC faculty, staff and students are invited to bring your computers, laptops, printers, copiers, TVs and anything else that plugs in or runs on batteries to Ecofest. Volunteers will collect your recycling as you drive through the intersection. Departments may participate if they contact Inventory Control to obtain proper forms before the event. A representative from Inventory Control will be on hand to answer questions and assist with property disposition. This is a free event.

Accepted items include copiers, CPUs (towers), fax machines, keyboards, printers, CD players, scanners, shredders, vacuum cleaners, speakers, cables/cords, telephones software, DVD players, manuals, microwaves, VCRs, televisions, radios and anything with an electric cord. Equipment is classified as recyclable when we realize that it is outdated for reuse and/or beyond repair. It is sent to one of many equipment specific dismantling departments where it is manually separated and sorted into final recovery of raw materials.

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