Calgary, AB – To mark Earth Day on Saturday April 22, the Calgary Zoo is calling on all Calgarians to safely and securely recycle their unused electronics. Working with GEEP, Global Electric Electronic Processing, the zoo is holding a free four-day drop off event to collect items no longer being used.
“As a conservation organization, we are committed to being as sustainable as we can,” says Laura Glick, Manager, Outreach Education, Calgary Zoo. “By offering to recycle electronic equipment, we are hoping to educate our community about the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment and how small actions can have a big impact.”
From Wednesday, April 19 until Sunday, April 23, items such as computers, laptops, printers, cell phones and TVs will be accepted. All of the items brought in will be securely and responsibly recycled with no drop-off fee. Visitors can bring their items to the zoo’s North Parking lot off St. George’s Drive between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and follow the signs to the drop-off location. A 30-minute grace period will be in place for those dropping off items.
Also helping to commemorate Earth Day is Green Calgary, who will be on zoo grounds educating visitors during the four days about some of the green practices they can do at home. Green Calgary will also be on-site at the recycling drop-off on Friday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with rain barrels and composters for sale to help promote ways to conserve water and reduce waste.
The zoo receives a small fee from the items recycled which is reinvested into its wildlife conservation efforts.
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