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Let's Celebrate Earth Day!

Styrofoam and Electronics Recycle Drop Off

Save the Date: Sundays April 11,18 and 25, 10am-12pm

Let’s Celebrate Earth Day by taking extra good care of her.

You’ve probably been ordering a lot online for this past year and you’ve gathered quite a collection of packing materials! With all your time at home, have you sorted through all your “stuff” and have old electronics you’d like to get rid of?

It’s hard to know how to responsibly dispose of some items. Let us help you by offering this opportunity to drop it all off and we’ll get it to the right places for you!

What you can bring:

  • Clean white Styrofoam blocks, like those used to pack new electronic products, appliance/furniture/computer packaging, picnic/shipping coolers; clean and dry take-out containers (look for the #6 or EPS inside the recycle symbol; when you bend it should break and snap with loose beads; remove tape & labels)
  • Plastic wrap and bubble wrap; packing peanuts.  For pictures or more info, see styrorecycle.com
  • Most electronics, working or not, whole or in part, including but not limited to:
    • Scrap metal of any kind ferrous and non-ferrous
    • Washers and dryers; Water heaters, Water coolers
    • Small appliances, blenders, toasters, coffee makers, bread makers, kitchen wear, metal pots
    • Computers and computer Accessories
    • Flat Screen Computer monitors (no CRTs please)
    • Desktop PC Computers, Servers, Server racks
    • Laptop and Notebook Computers
    • Scanners and Copiers
    • Laser and Inkjet Printers
    • Fax Machines and All-In-One devices
    • Printer cartridges, toner cartridges
    • Circuit Boards/Motherboards
    • Radios
    • Receivers, Speakers
    • CD Discs, DVD Discs, Media
    • Cell Phone Batteries/ Laptop Batteries
    • Home Entertainment
    • Small Answering Machines
    • Stereo Equipment
    • DVD Players, VCR Players
    • Cellular Phones and Accessories
    • Cable TV Converter Equipment
    • CB’s
    • Chargers (cell phones)
    • Remote Control Handsets
    • Satellite TV Equipment
    • Scanners
    • Typewriters
    • Metal furniture, metal file cabinets, metal desks, metal shelving,
    • metal window frame (please no glass)
    • Lawnmowers (please no gasoline)

For more information, see www.1greenplanet.org

 

#UseLessPlastic Challenge

April 1-30

Did you know that Americans throw away 100 billion plastic bags annually? That’s about 307 bags per person! Half a million straws are used in the world every day and 500 billion disposable cups are consumed every year.

Join Create a Better World and take the #UseLessPlastic Challenge this April and help Mother Earth by learning to reduce your plastic and waste footprint in fun and meaningful ways.

Download the #UseLessPlastic Calendar and get started April 1!

Increase your impact by getting others involved – share your daily challenges on Facebook or Instagram #UseLessPlastic !

Garden Party

Date April 24th, Saturday from 9am-12pm

Let’s clean up our CSL Seattle landscape at 6318 Linden Ave N, Seattle, with a socially distant garden makeover and tidy-up work party. Activities will include:

  • weeding the beds around the buildings
  • cutting back plants that are overgrown on the walkways
  • moving plants around to better suit the landscape/plant configuration
  • planting new plants

Masks required. Bring your own weeding, hand clippers, other garden tools.

Questions? Contact Valerie Tims at valerieinseattle@yahoo.com

Spring into Service Projects

Get Involved and Help Create a Better World!

While we all continue to care for ourselves and each other by being physically distant and safe, the CSL Create a Better World committee is working hard to keep our Spring Service Projects tradition going with wonderful opportunities for you to be a force for good this season. Look below for ways to help make a difference in the world this Spring.

Face Masks for Facing Homelessness

Facing Homelessness began its journey in 2010, with a belief that we can and will end homelessness when we invite community to be a part of the solution. The power in humanizing homelessness is that it allows all of us to see the beauty of each person living on our streets, rather than fixating on the complexity of an issue that overwhelms us.

During the COVID-19 crisis, Facing Homelessness programs remain open to serve the most vulnerable populations while working extra hard to keep clients safe and healthy. A donation of face masks will help to keep the spread of the virus at a minimum for their crucial services in the community. We are continuing to support this organization, from our recent coat drive.

Why now? To slow the spread of COVID-19 we can offer cotton face masks to the unhoused community and help them to keep each other safe and healthy. Unhoused people face even more limited avenues for support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How can you participate? By sewing or donating new or lightly used (and clean) adult cotton cloth face masks (lightweight cotton fabrics) or disposable face masks that can either be dropped off at the CSL Office in Northgate, 2150 N 107th St. Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98133, during business hours (Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm). You can also purchase cloth or disposable face masks online and have them shipped to the CSL office in Northgate or directly to Facing Homelessness at 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. For in-person donations, please place the face masks inside a plastic bag.

What’s that you say, sewing is not for you and you’d rather make a monetary donation? Consider a donation to the Face Masks for Facing Homelessness by adding it to the comment section on your CSL Seattle donation. Questions? Contact either our office at 206-527-8801 or Valerie Tims at valerieinseattle@yahoo.com

Soup-er Bowl

Fight Against Hunger

Every year various Centers for Spiritual Living and other faith communities around the country join in some friendly competition as we team up to BEAT HUNGER!

This fun and friendly competition, benefiting our neighbors in need, starts in mid-January and ends on Super Bowl Sunday. The competition is designed to see who can collect the most donations of canned soup and stew for local food banks.

Learn more about the Soup-er Bowl