Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sustainable Shawnee/Shawnee Peace Fellowship Christmas Dinner

Sustainable Shawnee and the Shawnee Peace Fellowship Christmas Dinner has been set! Join us at the Owl Shoppe on Main St. for a very festive gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 17th at 6:30 pm. We'll have a wonderful 4 course meal with wine (or the non-alcoholic beverage of your choice). BYOB if you wish. Musical entertainment will also be provided. The price is $25/person and we will need an RSVP. We have only 50 seats available so let us know right away if you wish to attend. RSVP to sustainableshawnee@gmail.com or by message to Facebook by Friday, December 13th and confirm whether you'd prefer a Vegetarian, Beef or Salmon entree.

Friday, November 22, 2013

25 Tons of Electronic Waste Recycled at Community Event

25 tons of electronics collected
Local recycling event diverts two truckloads from landfill.
Posted Nov. 21, 2013 @ 11:37 am

Sustainable Shawnee, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Natural Evolution of Tulsa and Direct Colors Inc. held a free electronic waste recycling event recently for Shawnee and surrounding communities.
“We diverted two truckloads or approximately 25 tons of electronics from the landfill at this event.” said Shawna Turner, President of Sustainable Shawnee and general manager for Direct Colors. “All the material collected will be shredded and responsibly recycled in the United States.”
Traci Phillips with Natural Evolution, an electronics recycler from Tulsa, told Sustainable Shawnee members that “over 2.5 billion tons of electronic waste is created worldwide each year.
Electronics contain everything from the benign to the extremely hazardous and virtually everything can be recycled in some way. Toxic materials like lead and heavy metals can easily leach out of irresponsibly disposed of electronic waste into surrounding soils and water. Recycling saves landfill space, allows for reuse and prevents unnecessary pollution.”

For the complete article, visit the Shawnee News-Star Website.