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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

GRinCH and Weavers Way team up for the next Ewaste event!

People have been asking about our next Ewaste event and here it is! We are teaming up with Weavers Way's Environment Committee to bring responsible Recycling to Norwood Fontbonne on Sat. January 16th from 10am-2pm.
Donations fund GRinCH's Green Student Warrior grant program.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hazardous Waste Drop off!

The annual Haz Mat collection is nearby!  If you have things in your basement or garage  you wish to  safely dispose of, here are details:

Household Hazardous Waste Events
Northwest Transfer Station, Domino Lane & Umbria Street