Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
For immediate release
Green Bay, Wis. – The Democratic Party of Brown County announces that it will host an Ecycle Event for Earth Day to collect personal electronics for recycling. Brown County residents are invited to drop off personal electronics 1-4pm daily from April 21st to 24th, 2021 at its Green Bay headquarters at 118 S. Chestnut Street.
“This is a great opportunity for people in the area to clear out their unwanted electronics they have collected over the years while ensuring that this potentially toxic stream of waste is disposed of responsibly,” said Brown County Chair Renee Gasch.
The Democratic Party of Brown County in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources and Sadoff Iron & Metal is collecting unwanted computer equipment, laptops, monitors, chargers, cell phones, VCRs, CD and DVD players, printers, small appliances, fax machines, stereos, cables and cords during the event. (See a complete list of requested items.) The party also accepts yard signs it distributed for the Spring election to reuse for future campaigns.
“Earth Day is a time to recommit to our value of environmental stewardship,” said Gasch. “The Ecycle Event is part of a sustained effort to reduce our collective environmental impact and live our values.”
The Democratic Party of Brown County recently switched its Green Bay headquarters to run on renewable energy using Arcadia, a company that allows energy consumers to choose where their energy comes from. Community members are encouraged to do the same using the party’s referral link, which earns the party a credit on its bill. Learn more about the initiative here.
Earth Day is celebrated in memory of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat, who founded the day in 1970 to bring awareness to environmental conservation. It comes as Democrats in Congress discuss The American Jobs Plan, which would help put people to work on the nation’s clean energy transition, and Governor Evers works to advance his budget priorities, which include historic investments in clean water.
Media Contact: Renee Gasch or Terry Lee
Phone: (920) 405-0455