Consider how ubiquitous cellphones are today — can you go into public for even a few moments without seeing a dozen of them? — and it becomes clear that recycling phones is increasingly important.
And yet, not many people are taking that extra step when they upgrade to a new device. Reports show that cellphones are recycled at a rate of somewhere around 8 percent to 12 percent, leaving plenty of precious resources that could be reused. Not only that, but the materials in a phone can pollu…
Remember when fuel was $1.27 per gallon? I believe I was in high school last time gas was that cheap. Speaking of high school, let us now pretend we’re back in biology class. I promise to keep it interesting and there will not be a quiz at the end. Ok, let us first think about all those CO2 emissions from power generation plants, industrial plants, etc. Currently most of those emissions are being emitted directly into our outdoor environment. Now what if there was a way to capture those emis…
Dell Reconnect Computer Recycling Program Turns 10 Years Old
A half-chocolate, half-vanilla cake from Sweetish Hill Bakery celebrates Dell Reconnect's 10th anniversary.
Over a barbecue dinner of fried okra, warm potato salad, brisket and chicken, Dell and Goodwill came together in Austin, Texas, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Dell Reconnect program, a partnership they created to responsibly recycle computers.
Guests dig into Texas barbecue at the Dell Reconnect 10th anniversary party in Austin.
Dell Reconnect bega…
When the temps in Phoenix reach the 105-degree mark, there is an evening ritual many desert dwellers perform-- particularly those who have decided to live on the edge where the desert meets the community. This sacrament of the desert is known as scorpion hunting. Here at my home up against South Mountain, the hunting grounds are rich and a nightly encounter with 3-5 of these monsters of the dark is about par for the course.
Last night as I was performing my husbandly duties of walking th…
I Love a Good Apple
I like a red apple just as much as the next guy, but I’ve always been a fan of green apples and it looks like the biggest apple of all is getting really green.
The company that has made access to music on the go an everyday part of life has recently started making a move to be one of the biggest green companies in the world. That’s not to say Apple hasn’t been environmentally conscious in the past. According to the new environment page of their website, Apple has been…