Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Another awesome e-cycling day!

 On Saturday, Sept. 25, community members and businesses once again came to Norwood-Fontbonne Academy to recycle their electronic waste. We collected 20,236 pounds of computers, TVs, small appliances, peripherals, and other electronic waste that will be responsibly recycled instead of ending up in a landfill or being sent to a developing nation. Since 2009 we have collected almost 100 tons of electronic waste!

We would like to thank the following people who helped make this event, organized by Green in Chestnut Hill (GRinCH) and the Weavers Way Environment Committee, such an amazing success: Norwood-Fontbonne Academy for donating the use of their driveway, eforce Compliance ( for their responsible recycling services, our volunteers, and especially all of the community members and businesses who came to recycle their electronic waste. (We especially appreciate everyone's patience as they waited in line, and we're working on ways to reduce waiting times.)

So many people made a donation to support community environmental projects too. Thank you!

Amy Edelman, President
Green in Chestnut Hill (GRinCH)
Sandy Folzer, Chair
Weavers Way Environment Committee

SCH is visited by the Dept. Of Education!

I had the pleasure of touring SCH's environmental initiatives during a tour last week. GRinCH help to fund a few of their projects and it was great to see both their commitment to sustainability in action as part of the school's culture as well as a couple of projects that we helped to fund! 

Read about it here:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This Saturday from 9am-12pm at Norwood Fontbonne in Chestnut Hill! 
Thanks for responsibly recycling!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The NEXT Weird Waste Day!

September Electronics Recycling/Weird Waste Day in Chestnut Hill
Saturday, September 24th
9 am to Noon
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (circular driveway)
8891 Germantown Avenue

Weavers Way Environment Committee and GRinCH (Green in Chestnut Hill) are co-sponsoring this collection.  We'll take take computers, televisions, keyboards, cell phones, etc. — anything with a plug!  Materials collected will be responsibly recycled, adhering to strict recycling regulations.
We will suggest voluntary donations of $10 to $20.  Household batteries will be accepted for $1 per pound (no lithium batteries, please).  There will be a required charge of $30 for TVs and monitors (CRTs) and $10 for air conditioners, microwaves and dehumidifiers, which covers the costs of recycling.  Donations received will benefit the Weavers Way Environment Committee's grants program and GRinCH's Green Warrior Student Grant Program.
Please help us spread the word by passing this email on to those who might be interested.  Request a PDF file of the event flyer by replying to this email.

Save the date. We hope to see you there!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Girls Climate Summit!

If you have a daughter who is civic minded and interested in participating in a Climate Change discussion, this is for her!
Click on the flier below for more info.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

FrreCycle recap!

 GRinCH organized a huge FreeCycle event last Sunday and it was a big success!
For those unfamiliar, a FreeCycle is like a giant yard sale but everything is free. It's an awesome concept that promotes sharing and community and keeps "one man's treasure" out of landfills!
It was a true community effort: citizens donated unwanted clothing, toys and books to the drop off points at both neighborhood Valley Green Univest Banks, GRinCH and Weavers Way Coop volunteers hauled the "booty" to the space at 8514 Germantown Ave., donated by Bowman Properties, and volunteers sorted through the donations to display for the Sunday event. Hundreds of people came by and left with amazing stuff.
Donations received at this fundraising event fund GRinCH's Green Warrior Student grant program. GRinCH has funded several green projects that students of various Chestnut Hill schools have embarked upon. To date we have given over $4,000 in grants for projects such as A Girl's Climate Summit at Springside, an organic garden at OMC and Teenagers Inc's native plant garden project.