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SCUCC's Green Team to kick off 2019 season with two events

January 11, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Green Team, comprised of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ members and others interested in environmental issues, is embarking on its 2019 programs with gusto.

On Jan. 19 from noon to 2 p.m., it will offer an opportunity for people to recycle their electronics. Participants should bring items in small cardboard boxes, separating things that work from things that do not and marking them as such. Computer Medics of Southwest Florida will destroy all personal and business data on hard drives and storage devices before disposing of them. In addition, any working computers will be donated to Komputers for Kids.

Electric wire, computer mice and keyboards, laptops, notebooks, computer towers, battery backups, hard drives, flat panel monitors, lithium batteries, automotive batteries, cell phones, standard phones and phone equipment, generators, industrial switching gear, hospital and medical test and monitoring equipment, gaming devices, VCR, DVD, Blu-ray and audio equipment, GPS items, mainframes, circuit boards, automotive and industrial machinery and test equipment, electric motors of all kinds, routers, speakers, external hard drives, smart phones, fluorescent light ballasts, marine electronics, servers, video equipment, electrical switches, circuit breakers and panels, and starters and alternators will be accepted. Glass-screen CRT televisions and monitors, LED and LCD televisions, printers and copiers will not be accepted.

On Jan. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m., the video "Food Choices: How Our Diet Impacts the World" will be shown in Fellowship Hall. The filmmaker's concerns about getting proper nutrition sends him on a three-year quest for answers and leads him to uncover many myths surrounding diet, including the belief that people have to drink milk to get enough calcium or eat meat to get enough protein. Through interviews with a range of experts, he learns there is a consensus that fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats like nuts and seeds and avocados supply everything needed, except vitamin B-12.

In addition, the Green Team and SCUCC's Health Ministry Team plan to start a support group for people trying to move in the direction of a plant-based diet.

Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

For more information, call 239-472-0497 or visit www.sanibelucc.org.

 
 

 

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