When you leave work today, take a few minutes as you exit the building to recognize items that are part of the landscape of your everyday life.
Think about the significant investment your organization has made in those items – and the investment that is made when it is time to upgrade. Now think about what happens to all of the physical material when you no longer need it.
Does your organization have policies in procurement and disposal that address efficiency, cleaner production and more sustainable design?
Is the above part of your organization’s sustainability initiatives?
Please join the Center for Sustainable Business Practices at Cleveland State University, in partnership with the Delta Institute, the Green Electronics Council, the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland for a morning workshop to learn more about electronic scrap, it’s regional and global impacts and the benefits of integrating this important topic into your organization’s sustainability initiatives.
The workshop will feature steps that can be taken by any organization to responsibly handle and reduce electronic scrap, recycling companies that exist here in Cleveland and case studies of Cleveland area organizations that are already taking action to reduce their electronic waste.
The USEPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) provided funding for this project.
Registration is $15, and a light breakfast and parking will be provided.
Corporate Roundtable members attend free!
Date: November 16, 2012
Time: 7:30 to 8 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration
8 to 10:30 a.m. – Workshop
Cleveland State University
2000 Prospect Ave., Rooms B & C (4th Floor Pavilion – East)
Cleveland, OH 44115
The Cleveland State University Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Center, located at 2000 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115, occupies the entire block bounded by Carnegie Avenue to the south, Prospect Avenue to the north, East 18th Street to the west and East 21st Street to the east.
Rooms B & C are located on the 4th Floor of the Conference Pavilion in the East Wing.
Getting to the Wolstein Center
• I-71 South and I-90 West – Exit at Prospect Avenue, turn right and proceed west for two blocks
• I-90 East, I-71 and I-77 North – Exit at East 22nd Street, turn left at the end of the ramp and proceed north for two blocks
The South Garage (SG) is located east of the Wolstein Center on Prospect between E. 21st and E. 22nd (just south of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center). Entrances are off of East 21st (one way southbound) or Carnegie Avenue (westbound).
Exits are located on East 21st (one way southbound) and East 22nd (one way northbound).
The garage has four levels. Please ask for a validation ticket at the registration table. This ticket will allow you to exit the garage.
Cleveland State University Campus map
7:30 to 8 a.m.: Registration
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.:
-Electronic Waster Defined
-Responsible E-Waste Management
-Reducing E-Waste through Purchasing Decisions
-Case Studies & Trends
-How to Handle E-Waste
Center for Sustainable Business Practices
Professional Development Center
1860 East 18th Street, Rm. BU 216
Cleveland, OH 44115