Recreation Centers: The Chinquapin Park Recreation Center will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 25. All other City recreation centers will be closed.

Sat-Sun., Dec.1-2 Wichita West Arts & Crafts Show Support the Wichita West Volunteer Fire Department and enjoy a fantastic arts & crafts show at the same time! The annual Wichita West Arts & Craft Show located in the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center on 111 N Burnett was full of one-of-a-kind handmade crafts and seasonal decor, perfect for that special holiday gift! Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Free Admissions.. Turn in shopping receipts for a chance to win fabulous door prizes too! For more information, contact Rebecca Fetzer at (940).237-1510.

Sat., Dec. 1 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Geosciences Club computer recycling day The Geosciences Club will partner with Sims Recycling Solutions to collect e-waste from in the Bolin parking lot. Items accepted include TVs, monitors, laptops, printers, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, radios, stereos, MP3 players, DVD/CD players, VCRs, cell phones, CPU servers and hard drives. Items not accepted included batteries, microwaves, household appliances, toner/ink cartridges, cans and bottles.

Get a solar charger. These are now starting to pop up everywhere. Solar chargers come in a variety of handheld and backpack chargers. Now they even have some models that will collect the solar energy and then transfer the power to your device when you need it! With the trend of renewable energy on the rise, these solar chargers may eventually be the only way to charge our devices.

Ask friend or relatives and see if they can use your old HP printers. In most cases, you need to get rid of your old printer, not because it’s busted but because you’ve upgraded to a newer model. If your HP Deskjet or Laserjet is still in good condition, email your friends or relatives and sell it for a very, very low price. You might even want to consider giving it away for free.

Maybe, now you are thinking, is it hard to save our planet? Well, actually not really. Don`t think too seriously about what the world leaders are talking about in international summit whatsoever. You can start saving the Earth from home.

You could always check with your town or city government for any electronics recycling program they may have. If appreciable, find out where their drop-off location for electronic goods is.

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