First-Ever Hollywood E-Waste Fundraiser Set to Turn Tinseltown Red and Green on Behalf of Charity and the Planet

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Planet Green Recycle of Chatsworth, California (http://www.planetgreenrecycle.com) and the Borgnine Group are planning a one-of-a-kind Electronic Waste recycling drive featuring six celebrities and their charities all wrapped around the theme of holiday giving. The event aptly called Recycle. Reuse. Rejoice. will take place on December 10th, 2011 from Noon to 4 PM at the Hollywood landmark Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel in Studio City, CA. The event is open to the public and Admission is FREE with the donation of an E-Waste item to recycle.

Recycle. Reuse. Rejoice.

Planet Green Recycle (http://www.planetgreenrecycle.com) is urging everyone to join them on December 10th at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel in Studio City, CA from Noon to 4 PM for their first-ever Recycle. Reuse. Rejoice event benefiting multiple worthy causes. This special Holiday Party will feature stars of film and television all raising money for select, non-profit groups while addressing the growing E-Waste disposal problem that is threatening the world environment!
Yearly changes in technology, media, and software have all resulted in a staggering rise in electronic waste. Whether it’s a new lap-top, notebook or tablet; an upgraded Blackberry™, iPhone™, or Android™; or a next generation Wii™, X-Box™ or Playstation™ …many of today’s breakthrough electronic gadgets are outdated the very next year. In a game of planned obsolescence the Consumer Electronics industry often not only “games” the new gadget system but fleeces the planet in the process.

Where does all of our E-Trash go? Only about 15% is ever recycled, and over 40 Million tons goes to landfills. And our electronic trash pile is growing! Experts predict that our E-Heap will rise more than 500% in the next decade. Why should we care? Because electronic components contain contaminants and carcinogens such as lead, cadmium, and mercury as well as substances like epoxy resins, fiberglass, PVC and plastics that are non-biodegradable and can stay in the environment for several hundreds to thousands of years.

Planet Green Recycle has come up with an “Eco” fundraising event for the holidays that 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.

With help from generous celebrities like:

  •     Kevin Sorbo from Hercules, The Legendary Journeys
  •     Anson Williams from Happy Days
  •     Kate Linder from The Young and the Restless
  •     Taylor Gray from Nickelodeon’s Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures
  •     Tony Denison from The Closer
  •     Carlos Knight from Supah Ninjas

Planet Green will bring attention to each of their 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, for 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.

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. “It has been a tough year for non-profits, and we are extremely grateful to the Borgnine Group and all the celebrities that have stepped forward to make a difference for so many people in need this season,” says Trish Mahon of Planet Green.
The Recycle. Reuse. Rejoice. event will be four hours of fun and good cheer and organizers suggest that folks 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!
The event starts promptly at Noon on December 10th and Admission is FREE with the donation of an old, used or discarded E-waste item for recycling (i.e. inkjets, toner, cell phones, cameras, MP3’s, laptops, monitors, PDA’s, iPods, keyboards, CPU’s, PDA’s, copiers, Palm Pilots, external drives, GPS Systems, etc)
Early Registration is also encouraged via their website at http://www.recyclereuserejoice.com. For more information call Planet Green Recycle at: 1-800-377-1093.

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