The i3 Detroit technology cooperative will hold an electronics recycling drive on Saturday July 11th, 2009, in downtown Ferndale. Volunteers from i3 Detroit will accept drop-offs from 9AM to 3PM outside of Go Comedy, 261 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale. The group will also hold a raffle for $300 in prizes at the event.
In Metro Detroit, electronics cannot be recycled curbside. Instead, residents usually have to make an appointment to take their old electronics to a SOCCRA drop-off center. The i3 recycling drive will give Metro Detroiters an alternative way to recycle their old electronics, as well as raise awareness for the importance of electronics recycling in general.
According to the EPA, electronics can contain harmful materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and brominated flame retardants. Keeping these materials out of landfills can help reduce air and water pollution. All electronics collected at the event will be recycled by Silicon Alley Recyclers (http://siliconalleyrecyclers.us).
Attendees will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for laptop cases from SFBags, jinx.com gift certificates, and t-shirts from Snorg Tees. The proceeds will go towards opening i3 Detroit’s community workshop in the Russell Industrial Center.
About i3 Detroit. i3 Detroit (http://i3detroit.com) is a member-run, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a collaborative environment for the exploration of technology, art and culture.
If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with i3 Detroit please call Russ Wolfe at 248… or e-mail Russ at rwolfe at i3detroit.com
No Broken Glass
No Televisions or Displays larger than 27″
$2.00 minimum and .50 cents per pound cost to recycle your old equipment.
Thanks for helping the environment and our cause!
Just a Reminder that we will be holding our weekly group meeting Tuesday July 7th @ 7:00 P.M. We will be meeting at The Coffee Beanery in Berkley off of Woodward Ave. Our meeting is open to anyone that would like to come. If you are interested in finding out more about our group and would like to be apart of it please join us!
Everyone is welcome, but those who wish to be voting members are reminded that we will be collecting our first dues at this meeting. We appreciate everyone that can help and contribute as we continue to move forward with the building of i3Detroit.
We have finally found our new home for i3 Detroit. We have agreed upon moving into the Russell Industrial Center. The Russell Industrial Center space is a very unique space in regards to low costs, the local community and the growth opportunities. We are collecting dues from all members next Tuesday July 7th to help raise the funds for the initial costs of getting into our new space. We are also holding our first fundraiser on Saturday July 11th from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m in the Go Comedy parking lot in downtown Ferndale.
If you have been following i3 Detroit and would like to help i3 Detroit get into our new space as soon as possible please donate what you can. If you have been waiting for us to get a space before becoming a member now is the time. The monthly membership dues are $50 per month and can be paid in cash at our weekly meetings on Tuesday. If you would like to pay via credit card we have a paypal donation link at the bottom of our membership page on the main www.i3detroit.com website. If you would like to donate a larger amount we also have an open amount paypal link on our sponsorship page.
i3 Detroit will be renting a 600 square foot loft space which we are allowed to finish the space as we wish. The ceilings are 14 ft high and our monthly rent includes our electricity as well. Once we have signed the lease and have our $1400 we will immediatly begin the build out of our new space. Once the space has been built out we will be holding a Grand Opening party for both members and non members to come and see the new space.
We will begin weekly classes as well once our space has been completed.
Please Join us during this new and exciting time for i3 Detroit!
Just a Reminder that we will be holding our tenth group meeting Tuesday June 23rd @ 7:00 P.M. We will be meeting at The Coffee Beanery in Berkley off of Woodward Ave. Our meeting is open to anyone that would like to come. If you are interested in finding out more about our group and would like to be apart of it please join us!
Also a reminder that if you are looking to be a founding member of i3Detroit we are still collecting $5 contributions that will go towards i3Detroit’s filling for it’s incorporated status and our 501(c) (3) non profit until our first meeting in July. We appreciate everyone that can help and contribute as we continue to move forward with the building of i3Detroit.
Next in our occasional series of local groups: The Metro Detroit Linux Users Group. From their website: “MDLUG is an informal community group organized to advocate the GNU/Linux operating system by educating the public and socializing among peers.”
What else is there to say, really? MDLUG meets in Inkster on the second Saturday of each month.
phone: (248) 906-8473
For tours, just drop in before a meeting (Tuesdays 5-7pm) or any Friday evening (5-9pm).
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