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Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket Presents iRecycle Workshop on March 25

Workshop will offer solutions for repurposing and recycling unused electronics

 

The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket will host a free iRecycle workshop on Saturday, March 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. at 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers FL 33919. A collection drive of unused electronics will take place during GreenMarket hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visual artist and technology enthusiast Gerard Damiano will offer solutions for reusing, repurposing and recycling eWaste during the 10 am free presentation. eWaste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their useful life. Computers, monitors, mobile devices, printers cables and other electronics will be accepted during the eWaste collection drive. Members of the Southwest Florida Hackerspace will be on hand to answer questions and ensure that all data is safely removed from the donated devices. These items will be re-purposed or broken down into essential components, which can be recycled in an earth friendly manner.

Appliances such as microwaves and air-conditioners will not be accepted. All items collected will be used to benefit the Southwest Florida Hackerspace to help them secure a permanent location in Fort Myers, where they can educate, experiment, and develop new technologies. Web developer and SEO Specialist Russell Benzing, founder of the group, will speak about their mission.

This event is sponsored by gerardist.com and the Southwest Florida Hackerspace.

For more information, call 239-939-2787 or visit www.ArtInLee.org.

About Alliance for the Arts

The Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit community arts and cultural center located in the heart of Fort Myers, Florida. For over 40 years, the Alliance has been charged with the mission to facilitate and nurture the creation, development, promotion and education of arts and culture in southwest Florida. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday and from 9AM to 1PM on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, please call 239-939-2787, visit us at www.ArtInLee.org, find us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/ArtInLee.org), or follow us on Twitter (@ArtInLee).

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