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Celebrate Earth Day 2018 at Honest Weight!

Little boy with earth balloon and the words

At Honest Weight, we like to think of every day as Earth Day. Making decisions with consideration for environmental impact is part of our mission, and we work to satisfy a triple bottom line of People, Planet, Profit. Each year on Earth Day, we celebrate these daily habits and take the opportunity to educate and encourage eco-friendly behaviors. Stop by on April 21st and join in the fun! 

All Day Long on Saturday, April 21st
Featuring:

Face Painting
12-4pm - Community Room
with Nina Stanley of the Honest Arts Committee

Sidewalk Chalk Art
12-4pm - Outdoor Patio

Balloon Animals
1-4pm - Outdoor Patio
with Elijah

Soil Testing
11am-2pm - Outdoor Patio
with Cornell Cooperative Extension
Bring at least one cup of soil from your yard or garden and have the pH tested on-site for $1! Comprehensive testing is available at an additional cost and takes about two weeks.

Albany Bike Rescue Repair Workshop
12-4pm - Outdoor Patio
Free basic quick repairs for shoppers, members, employees. Bikes will be available for purchase.

Sampling and Recipes with HWFC's Nutrition and Education Committee 
12-4pm - Community Room

Meet the Maker with Consider Bardwell Farm
11am-2pm in our Cheese and Specialty Department

Albany Bike Rescue Bike Instruction Class
5-6:30pm - Community Room
The class will start with basic safety and rules of the road and grow organically from there. 

FREE E-waste Recycling!
12-4pm - Parking Lot near the Loading Dock
See below for acceptable materials.

PLUS SALES ALL DAY LONG ON ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS!

Read about other Eco-Friendly stuff we do at Honest Weight:

Our Bulk Department is huge and does a great job at reducing waste.

Our Enviro Tokens program encourages the use of cloth shopping bags.

Our store was built to have minimal enviromental impact.

Our Banned List includes ingredients that are harmful to the earth and her inhabitants.

 

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ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS FOR E-WASTE COLLECTION:

    Flat Screen TVs

    Batteries

    Business Machines

    Cables & IT accessories

    Cameras

    Computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, webcams, speakers, microphones)

    Computers

    Copiers

    Electronics Scrap

    Fax Machines

    Fluorescent Lamps

    Gaming devices

    GPS units

    Lab & medical electronics

    Laptops

    Mainframe/ Midrange

    Mobile devices (cell Phones, Tablets, PDAs,  MP3 players)

    Monitors

    Networking Gear

    Phone systems

    Power supplies

    Printers & plotters  (ink, toner, & cartridges)

    Routers & switches

    Scanners

    Scientific Equipment

    Security equipment

    Servers & server racks

    Stereo equipment

    Storage devices (external hard drives, solid state drives, SD cards, memory cards, card readers)

    Telecommunications Equipment

    Televisions (flat screen only)

    Terminals

    Typewriters

    UPS

    Video & audio equipment

    Wiring & Cabling

 

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS

    Box television sets

    Carbon monoxide detectors

    Dehumidifiers

    Devices containing liquid mercury (thermostats, switches, medical devices,  thermometers)

    Freon containing devices/materials  (refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers)

    Gas powered equipment

    Household hazardous waste

    Large appliances  (stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers)

    Liquids

    PCB ballasts

    Propane tanks

    Radioactive materials

    Small appliances (toasters, vacuum cleaners, coffee makers,  irons, hair dryers)

    Smoke detectors

    Wet cell batteries