Tech-savvy and Eco-friendly in Albuquerque

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Real Estate Services with Drake Intel Group

 

Albuquerque Eco-friendly living

 

computer trashFriday, August 17th 9am - Saturday, August 18th 4pm. The City of Albuquerque is hosting a Tech Recycling event at the Balloon Fiesta Park.

Electronic recycler Natural Evolution will accept most broken electronics. Check out the City of Albuquerque website for more details about what can and can't be donated. The cost is free and residents can bring their unwanted items on Saturday. Friday is for businesses to donate. Help keep Albuquerque clean with responsible disposing of your electronic trash.

solar panelsSolar Alternatives to electricity

How about those cell phones, cameras, and mp3 players? They use a lot of energy to keep charged. Here are a couple of greener alternatives.

Solio - This universal charger will charge many different items using various tips. It will charge your equipment at the same rate as a conventional charger. Just expose the Solio unit to sunlight for 8-10 hours and you will be able to charge your cell phone at least two times.

Gaiam - Portable Solar electronic charger. Just open it, expose it to sunlight, and power up your technology.

Reware - Juice Bags. These bags, made from recycled 2-liter bottles, will easily charge any item that could be charged in your car charger.

batteriesDump the batteries! Or, at least switch to rechargables.

There are several options:

  • Standard battery charger. Will charge most standard sizes of batteries. Great for cameras, handheld games, and mp3's.
  • Solar battery charger. Will charge AAA, AA, C, and D as well as 9-volt. Will work on AC power as well as a solar panel.

Switch from Cordless phones to Corded phones.

  • Uses less energy.
  • Won't interfere with other devices.
  • Won't lose service during a power outage.
  • Keeps more electronic trash out of landfills (no batteries to worry about).

Eco-friendly resources from around the nation:

Ashley Drake Gephart, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
9201 Montgomery Blvd., NE Suite 101 Albuquerque · NM 87111
Cell: 505.261.0389 * Office: 505.271.8200 * Fax: 505.271.8217
Albuquerque Real Estate

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Karen - I would love to give up my cordless phone! I can't find an inexpensive corded one anywhere! The cheapest one I found was $80. What happened to the $20 princess phones? When I find one I am getting me one. 
August 18, 2007 02:05 AM
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Jack Haydon
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Ashley - what a great article of ideas you put together - thanks for sharing and thanks for the mention.
August 20, 2007 12:15 AM
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Jack - thanks! Your beach article was great and I was glad to include it.
August 20, 2007 12:41 AM
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Dan Cummings
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Ashley... Nice Info... Never know they had solar powered charges.  Still a little pricey but certainly something of interest.  Wonder if they make a solar power inverter so existing devices could be plugged into the power source?   We use one in the car that plugs into the lighter when traveling and my son runs a small TV & his X-Box. 
August 20, 2007 08:31 AM
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Dan - check out Solio and the Juice Bags one of those may work. My understanding about the Juice Bags is if you can plug it into the car charger you can use the juice bag!
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