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Assemblymember Gabryszak Does His Part to Keep Environment Green

Assemblymember Gabryszak Does His Part to Keep Environment Green

Hosting E-waste Event

Every time we walk into the electronics department of a department store or turn on the TV, it seems we learn about new smart phones, computers and other technology to make our lives easier, inevitably trumping our current cell phone or laser printer. Buying a new flat screen television or the latest Blu-ray player can make our home entertainment experience better, but what do we do with our old television, DVD player or other unwanted electronics? Where do we send our no-longer wanted electronics? I have an answer: recycle them. Next month, Erie County Legislator Terrance McCracken will be joining me as we host a free e-waste recycling event with Sunnking Electronics, which will be on hand to collect your unwanted household electronics.

FREE Electronics Recycling Event

FREE Electronics Recycling Event

Assemblymember Dennis H. Gabryszak and Erie County Legislator Terrence McCracken will be hosting a FREE Electronics Recycling Event.

"Getting rid of your old technology can be tough since it can’t go out to the curb with your normal recyclables," Assemblymember Gabryszak said. "We’ll take care of it for you for free.”

Where: Depew High School parking lot
5201 S. Transit Rd. Depew
When: Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

National Grid Offers Cool Summertime Energy Efficiency Tips

National Grid Offers Cool Summertime Energy Efficiency Tips

Customers can save energy and money without sacrificing comfort

With summer officially here, and temperatures already rising, so will home energy usage in most households throughout the region.  Whether you are spending the days beach bumming, hiking with friends, visiting out-of-town relatives, or just staying at home there are many ways to beat the heat without putting a dent in your wallet or sacrificing comfort.

National Grid encourages customers to use these cool, simple summer tips to lower their energy consumption and save on bills.

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that a free guided walk through beautiful Akron Falls Park will be held on Saturday, June 9. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The park is located at 44 Parkview Drive and signs will be placed at the entrance, directing attendees to the starting point of the walk.

“This is a great opportunity to tour Akron Falls Park, which features a waterfall, rock garden and interesting plant and animal life.  The guided walks series promotes healthy lifestyles and includes health screenings and educational information to encourage healthy choices," said Legislator Rath. "If you have never visit Akron Falls Park, this is the perfect time to see its natural beauty firsthand."

Nativity of Mary School Hosts Free Electronics Recycling Day

Nativity of Mary School Hosts Free Electronics Recycling Day

Nativity of Mary School is partnering with Sunnking to host a free Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00am-2:00pm.

So start your spring cleaning and drop of your old electronics and other items for recycling!

Some of the common items that Sunnking can recycle include: computers (desktops & laptops), printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, TV's, cell phones, IT & networking equipment, medical & lab equipment, communications equipment, phones, servers, monitors (CRT/LCD/LED), MP3 players, PDA's, tablets, ink and toner cartridges, and pretty much anything else with a circuit board or cord!

In addition to the electronics recycling practices, Sunnking also specializes in secure data destruction through the use of our state of the art hard drive shredding process, as well as complete asset management.

Nativity of Mary School is located at 8550 Main Street in Williamsville (at the corner of Main Street & Harris Hill Road).

2012 Erie County Envirothon Winners

Buffalo Homeschooler’s team wins the 2012 Erie County Envirothon!  Buffalo Homeschoolers team of talented students will proceed to the New York State Envirothon where they will compete against winning Envirothon teams from counties throughout New York State. 

The 2012 Erie County Envirothon was held on May 3rd at Elma Senior Center/Village Green Park.  Participating high schools included St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, Grand Island, Orchard Park, East Aurora, Springville-Griffith, and Buffalo Homeschoolers.

Planet Flop Fights Poverty with Soles

Planet Flop Fights Poverty with Soles

Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of poverty and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Sole4souls looks for companies in the apparel and footwear industry to partner with to battle for the lives of people in natural diasters and to combat poverty.

Soles4souls is partnering with Planet Flops who make flip flops made of natural rubber and from every one flipflop purchased one goes to provide footwear to an impoverish adult and/or child in developing nations. It’s called the “Buy one, Give One” campaign. Planet Flop also has the Buy one Plant program that plants a tree in the Brazilian rainforest for every pair of its flip flop sold on its website. Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls.