Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chestnut Hill Garden Festival

Chestnut Hill's Home and Garden Festival is Sunday May 2nd from 11-5.
Stop by Eco Alley, the Green branch of the festival on West Highland Ave. organized by GRINCH!! Kiddie yoga, live music from Urban Drawl and 20 Green vendors!

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Home Energy Efficiency Workshop at Big Blue Marble

Tuesday, April 20, 7:00pm
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia PA 19119

Greener U Presents: Home Energy Efficiency Workshop. During the Free workshop, Greener U Consulting ( will show you how to RATE your home's energy usage, and they will reveal the building structure issues that cause loss of heat and energy. The whole house strategy of a BPI home performance audit to address health, safety, durability, and energy efficiency will then be explained. Finally Greener U will explain the status of the "Cash for Caulkers" program and educate you on the existing rebate and financing options available through the utility companies, state, and federal. Please bring your gas, electric, and oil bills to the event! RSVP at 215-844-1870; space is limited to 20 people.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

E Waste Success!

GRINCH's second Weird Waste Day today collected 12,000 pounds (yes, 12 thousand) of electronic waste from about 180 participants! It was a huge success and a great day to empty the house of unwanted electronics. Again, we had many questions about the "next one" (possibly in the Summer!)
People were so thankful to us for organizing this event and we feel great doing it!
GRINCH would like to thank Noreen Spota of the Chestnut Hill Community Association, the hard working student volunteers from Teenagers Inc. and The Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Earth Day Movie at Ambler Theater

Earth Days: Special Sneak Preview

Earth Day is April 22nd, but we are kicking things off early with this special event co-sponsored by WHYY and Ambler Theater. Join us for this special sneak preview of Robert Stone's documentary EARTH DAYS which explores the birth of the environmental movement leading up to the first Earth Day. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local environmental professionals. Click here for more details about the event and our panelists. 

Friday, April 2, 2010

EWaste event --Saturday April 10th!

GRINCH's second Weird Waste Day is in one week! The event will take place on Saturday April 10th, 2010 from 1pm-4pm in the Valley Green Bank parking lot on West Highland Ave. in Chestnut Hill.
Residents and business people are encouraged to bring their electronic waste such as TV's, computers, cell phones and key boards that will be disposed of responsibly at a cost of 40 cents per pound. The electronics are then reused or recycled responsibly. Cash or checks will be accepted.
Any additional revenues will be used for future recycling events.

Here is a complete list of accepted items:
Desktop Computing:
PCs including desktops, mini-towers, laptops and handhelds, notebooks, tablets, hard drives.
Healthcare Equipment:
All non-biohazardous equipment: defibrillators, EKG machines, mobile carts/workstations, patient monitors.
Currency counters, coin counters, transaction drawers, check encoders, check scanners, receipt printers, ATM machines.
POS systems/registers, barcode scanners, receipt printers, barcode printers, card readers, touch screen monitors.
AC adapters, memory, motherboards, network, sound and video cards, CD/DVD drives.
Laserjet, deskjet, thermal, dot matrix, line printers, plotters, paper trays.
Keyboards, mice, power supplies, cables, speakers, external drives, etc.
Laptop carry cases, modems, software, cables, cabinets, office furniture, cameras, KVM switches, generators.
Audio/Video Equipment:
TVs and displays, VCR/DVD players, projectors, video and audio conferencing systems, Smart/electronic white boards.
CRTs, LCDs, WYSE terminals, etc.
Data Center Equipment:
Mainframes, mid-range and servers, Power Conditioning/UPS systems, cabinets, relay racks.
Office Equipment:
Copiers, scanners, fax machines, typewriters.
Mobile Devices:
Cellular phones, Blackberry/PDAs, pagers.
Telecom Equipment:
Telephones, switches, PBX, voice mail and VoIP systems, voice stations, headsets.
Storage Equipment:
SAN, tape drives, hard drives, zip drives, data backup systems, disk arrays, thumb/flash drives.
Networking Equipment:
Hubs, routers, switches, bridges.