Rejoice and Recycle at Sportmen’s Lodge w/ Taylor Gray
Come party with celebrities and do your bit for the environment. A special Holiday celebration featuring stars of TV and film, plus goodies for all! It’s all happening December 10 at the Sportmen’s Lodge in Studio City. And you’re invited! Free!
By Gordon Durich – 12:35am
Planet Green Recycle invites you to party at Studio City’s Sportsmen’s Lodge, for its inaugural“Recycle. Reuse. Rejoice” event benefiting multiple worthy causes on from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday Dec. 10. This special Holiday Celebration will feature television and film stars–all raising money for select non-profit groups—while addressing the electronic waste disposal problem threatening the environment.
Generously donating their time to appear at the RRR event are: Tony Denison from TV’s The Closer; Nickelodeon’s Taylor Gray from Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures and Carlos (Supah Ninjas) Knight; Kevin Sorbo, Hercules; Kate Linder, star of The Young and the Restless; and Anson Williams who played Potsie on Happy Days.
“Recycle. Reuse. Rejoice will be fun with good cheer,” according to Planet Green Recycle’s Trish Mahon. “Come early to enjoy holiday music, a tree garden, food and drink treats, special prizes, celebrity photos, hot cocoa, raffle gifts. And of course, Santa Claus!” she added.
“It’s been a tough year for non-profits,” said Mahon. “We’re extremely grateful to the Borgnine Group, and all the celebrities stepping forward to make a difference for so many people in need this season.” Planet Green will bring attention to each of their special and important causes in the spirit of green living and the spirit of seasonal giving.
Each of these charities are doing important work for the less privileged, the sick, and for children around the world including “A World Fit for Kids,” a leading provider of healthy behaviors and empowerment for young people; “The Sunshine Kids,” dedicated to children with cancer; The ALS Association, dedicated to fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease and “Nothing But Nets” committed to raising funds and awareness to fight malaria which afflicts thousands of children in Africa.
Yearly changes in technology, media, and software have resulted in a staggering rise in electronic waste. From a new laptop computer (or tablet), an upgraded Blackberry or even Android or next generation Wii, many of today’s breakthrough electronic gadgets are outdated the next year.
Only about 15 percent of these products are recycled, with over 40 million tons winding up in landfills. And the electronic trash pile is growing. Experts predict that our “E-Heap” will rise more than 500 percent in the next decade.
Electronic components contain contaminants and carcinogens such as lead and mercury as well as non-biogradable substances like epoxy resins, fiberglass, PVC and plastics and can stay in the environment for up to thousands of years.
Planet Green Recycle’s “Eco” fundraising event for the holidays not only raises environmental consciousness, but also helps raise critical dollars for cash-strapped charities during these tough economic times.
“Recycle. Reuse. Rejoice.” is shaping up to be a Tinseltown Charity Extravaganza benefiting multiple worthy causes while educating everyone about the importance of recycling electronic waste.
In a game of planned obsolescence the Consumer Electronics industry often not only “games” the new gadget system but also fleeces the planet in the process.
These are not easy times and charitable giving has fallen to its lowest level in decades. As Americans tighten their budgets, private donations to all causes, organizations and charitable trusts are plummeting and most national philanthropic endeavors are cash-strapped.
Admission is free with the donation of an old, used or discarded E-waste item for recycling such as inkjets, toner, cell phones, cameras, MP3’s, laptops, monitors, PDA’s, iPods, keyboards, CPUs, PDAs, copiers, Palm Pilots, external drives and GPS Systems.