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Do Your Part E-Waste Events in Charlotte, Hickory & Gastonia to Benefit Goodwill Job Training

Do Your Part has teamed up with WBTV and Lowes Foods to help Charlotte, Hickory, and Gastonia, NC, residences and businesses “Do Your Part to Stomp Out E-Waste” in a collection event dedicated to eliminating electronic waste from dumpsites.

 
PRLog - Jan. 26, 2011 - CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With more than 70 percent of toxic heavy metals being attributed to consumer electronics in landfills, Do Your Part has teamed up with WBTV and Lowes Foods to help area residences and businesses “Do Your Part to Stomp Out Electronic Waste” in its first collection event dedicated to eliminating e—waste from dumpsites. “We all have scattered electronics in our homes and businesses that we are not using,” stated Terri Bennett of Do Your Part. “From televisions, computers, and monitors to cell phones and chargers, all of these items contain toxic components. They are also a valuable commodity to be reused again which reduces the need for mining for new metals when existing ones are recycled.”

Not only will area residences and businesses be doing their part to eliminate waste, but they will also be doing their part to create jobs. All electronics will be cleared of personal data, and either refurbished or responsibly recycled. Money raised through the donated items will be used to fund Goodwill Job Training Programs. Over the past 20 years, Goodwill’s training programs have changed the lives of nearly 2,000 people in the Charlotte and surrounding region, who today hold positions of responsibility in the computer, banking, call center, construction, customer service, retail, hospitality and tourism industries.

DATES:           Saturday, January 29, 2011
                       Sunday, January 30, 2011      

NOTE: Inclement weather dates: February 5 and 6

TIMES: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:          
Lowes Foods of Gastonia                              
Hoffman Village Shopping Center  
1949 Hoffman Road                                    
Hickory, NC 28601

Lowes Foods of Hickory
1405 29th Avenue Dr. NE
Gastonia, NC 28054

Park Road Shopping Center            
Intersection of Park Road and Woodlawn Road
Charlotte, NC

For a complete listing of accepted electronics, go to www.doyourpart.com/eliminator.                                    

About Do Your Part®
Do Your Part® is produced by Terri Bennett Enterprises specializing in the production and distribution of eco-focused content for broadcast, print, and Internet distribution. Do Your Part print content is a weekly 400 to 500-word column written by syndicated columnist, Terri Bennett. Do Your Part videos (TV broadcast quality and streaming options for Internet broadcasting) range in timeframes from one to two minutes in length. Do Your Part content provides practical, eco-friendly solutions and information to inspire viewers and readers to reduce environmental waste and improve our planet through everyday green living. Targeted to women 25-64, the most influential consumers in the marketplace today, solutions and information provided are not difficult or expensive with the consumer woman in mind, oftentimes helping her save money.  Do Your Part is apolitical and based in easy-to-understand science. Terri Bennett Enterprises is continuously adding content to its expansive Do Your Part library of print and video categories on a daily basis. More than 200 articles, columns, and/or video segments exist in twelve categories covering everything from home and automotive to travel and entertaining. For more information, log onto www.doyourpart.com.

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Do Your Part® is produced by Terri Bennett Enterprises specializing in the production and distribution of eco-focused content for broadcast, print, and Internet distribution. Do Your Part print content is a weekly 400 to 500-word column written by syndicated columnist, Terri Bennett. Do Your Part videos (TV broadcast quality and streaming options for Internet broadcasting) range in timeframes from one to two minutes in length. Do Your Part content provides practical, eco-friendly solutions and information to inspire viewers and readers to reduce environmental waste and improve our planet through everyday green living. Targeted to women 25-64, the most influential consumers in the marketplace today, solutions and information provided are not difficult or expensive with the consumer woman in mind, oftentimes helping her save money. Do Your Part is apolitical and based in easy-to-understand science.

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