- Portland Tribune - Sustainable Life
Unload old electronics
Give them your tired computers, poor TVs and huddled copy machines yearning to be broken up for scrap. Sponsored by E-Waste Solutions, a Clackamas-based recycling company, this event offers the chance to get rid of any nonfunctioning computers, electronics and much more.
The event is open to area residents, and several Clackamas recycling services will be on hand to provide additional information about recycling in Clackamas County.
AgriPlas Recycling will collect plastic items that can't be recycled curbside.
Representatives of McFarlane's Bark and Composting will answer questions about composting and recycling yard and construction debris and will hand out free bags of 'Compo Stuff,' an excellent soil amendment.
Wondering what to do with the scrap metal in your garage? Representatives from Clackamas County-based R.S. Davis Recycling Inc., a metals recycling company, will explain how you can recycle everything from automobiles to sheet metal and pipe. They won't be accepting metal at this event
And Master Recyclers from the city of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development will answer questions about curbside recycling and household hazardous waste.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Support Our Schools, which provides school supplies to needy kids.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, main parking lot between Clackamas Aquatic Park and Oregon Institute of Technology, 7740 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie, 503-722-0010, $5 per computer, $10 per monitor, $25 for TV
Nonprofits want you
Looking to make a profound change in your life?
Consider attending the Nonprofit Career Fair co-sponsored by the Portland State University Career Center and Idealist.org.
Nearly 60 nonprofits have signed up so far, including the Peace Corps, Oregon Child Development Coalition, the Oregon Bus Project and the I Have a Dream Foundation.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, PSU, Smith Memorial Ballroom, 1825 S.W. Broadway, free, www.idealist.org/fairs
Get ready to rock (climb)
If you're interested in experiencing more of what nature has to offer but you're - admit it - frightened of plunging down ravines, check out the upcoming 'Discovery Night,' offered by the Mazamas.
You'll be able to learn about hiking, as well as climbing mountains and rock walls.
If you're ready to face the cliffs after this introduction, you can sign up for one of the organization's classes in basic climbing, ski mountaineering or Nordic skiing.
Need more incentive? There will be free pizza, snacks and lots of prizes.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Old Market Pub, 6959 S.W. Multnomah Blvd., 503-227-2345, www.mazamas.org, free
Need more Gore?
If you haven't seen 'An Inconvenient Truth' yet, or if you'd prefer a live version, former Vice President Al Gore comes to town to present his findings on global warming.
8 tonight, Rose Garden, 1 Center Court, $25-$45, 877-789-7673
A look at the future
Bill McKibben and Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda will speak at 'Earth on Edge: Choosing Our Future,' the 2006 Collins Lecture focusing on sustainability and the environment.
McKibben wrote the classic 'The End of Nature' and Moe-Lobeda, an associate professor at Seattle University, is the author of 'Healing a Broken World: Globalization and God.'
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., $10, $5 for students with ID, 503-221-1054.
- Audrey Van Buskirk
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