From Logan Circle Discussion List:
LoganCircleNews] Announcement: Ecycling in Washington DC Sept and Oct
(please forgive the cross postings)
It is time to recycle those old computers and other electronics in the
District of Columbia. Currently the District only recycles these
“household hazardous materials” twice a year.
NBC4 Digital Edge Expo will be presenting their green alley again this
year. You will be able to bring your electronic items to the New
Washington Convention Center Sept 18 and 19 from 9 to 5pm.
The District will hold its regular recycling day at the Carter Baron
Amphitheatre at 16th and Kennedy Streets, NW from 9am to 3pm on October
Please help us protect the environment by disposing of electronics and
other technology properly. If you are worried about lead in your water
you should also be worried about lead in the air you breath. Dispose of
these electronics properly.
If you have computer parts that need repair do not give them to non
profit organizations most of them are not able to pay for the repairs.
If you have working equipment we have a technology donation program were
we take computers to give to needy families. Call us for more details
For more information contact the dept of public works 202.727.1000.
A sample list of items
CD ROM Drives
TVs (19″ or less)
Scrap Computer Plastic
Scrap Computer Metal
Peace and Blessings
Executive Officer – Digital Sisters, Inc.
CFC# 5630 DC One Fund #9504
DCWW GROW Coordinator
Main Office 202.722.Ytec
That’s the crux of it, that and get politically involved by becoming a supporting force by donating time and treasure to a particular candidate. And when you do, then the politicians will truly serve you.
Let’s go over the meeting shall we?
We started on time. Whoo!
The Peanut gallery did not show. WhooHoo!
First, but not on the agenda was Ofc. Grey from the 501 Police Service area who went over crime stats. Yet the meeting attendees weren’t interested in stats, though the sheet passed around was very interesting. The subject of interest was the shootings on the unit and 100 blk of Q St. Marianne was very fair and understanding with Ofc, Grey but she wanted answers.
Next, was Mr. Willie Doggett, volunteer with Cluster 21’s Community Emergency Response Team. Basically, Civil Defense. You get free stuff when you volunteer. See their website for more info.
Followed by Andrew Pollard of the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Group. Get on his mailing list to know what’s happening in the neighborhood with crime and services at acpollard1 AT msn PERIOD com. Or get in touch with Jim Berry to get the right e-mail if I got it wrong.
Lastly was Ms. Linda Perkins, Constituent Services Coordinator from Councilman’s Vincent Orange’s office. She spoke about how DC govt works. If anyone wants to expand on this, that’s what “comments” are for.
Afterwards, Jim Berry (ANC 5C01?)went on a riff that seemed to be coming from frustration. Maybe anger, I don’t know, anyone ever see Jim angry? There was a decent debate, and I truly mean debate, between Jim and Ms. Perkins on how priority is determine based on votership and political strength of an area.
Jim did something that I would like to expand on in another post on another day, where he compared Truxton Circle (ie Bates) to other parts of Ward 5, like Bloomingdale, Michigan Park and Woodridge. Apparently those areas have political clout, and don’t have to ask Councilman Orange twice to come to their meetings. They also don’t have to deal with some of our burdens that the city has burdened Truxton and it’s adjoining areas with. Maybe because there are a greater number of people who come out to vote AND donate a significant amount of time and treasure to the candidates, than our area. Maybe.
But you, my Green/Democratic/ Republican friend can help. Today, you can drag yourself to the polls. If you’re independent like me, you’ll stay in and wait till November, but in the meantime harass your party affiliated friends to vote.
This is me harassing you.