Green Team

HAND Neighborhood Cleanup, Saturday, May 2

HAND Volunteers at the 2008 Cleanup
HAND Volunteers at the 2008 Cleanup
Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday, May 2, 2009
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cleveland High School parking lot (SE 26th, between Powell & Franklin)
Cost per load: $10 – $25

Bring yard debris, fences, mattresses, sofas and more to the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood (HAND) Cleanup, Saturday, May 2.

Save a drive to Metro while also helping raise money to improve our neighborhood. We accept most items that would normally go to the dump (bulky trash, yard debris, metal fences, non-recyclable junk).

WHAT WE CAN’T ACCEPT:
Please no hazardous materials such as paint, motor oil, florescent lights, microwaves or refrigerators (you will be turned away). This year we will not accept computers, TV’s and other e-waste (recycle these at Free Geek on SE 10th & Mill). Please no dirt or rocks.

Also, as a courtesy to your neighborhood volunteers, please contain your loads as much as possible.

SWAP AND SHOP!
This year we will continue our efforts to reuse and recycle! Join the HAND Green Team in reducing our neighborhood’s carbon footprint. Bring something useful, take something home. We will have a “free exchange” area at the cleanup where you can swap and shop!

CONTACT:
HAND Cleanup Chair Marilee Tillstrom: 503-236-1866

HAND (Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development Association) is a non-profit group of elected volunteers formally recognized by the City of Portland to represent our inner-southeast Portland neighborhood.

HAND Sustainability Meeting, Tuesday 3/31

Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development Association (HAND)
Sustainability Meeting & Discussion

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 7:00 PM
St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center 2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)

Join the discussion on neighborhood sustainability projects and concerns…
…share your ideas and expertise!

Agenda

7:00PM
Water

Mt. Tabor Reservoir and EPA mandates (more info)
Tabor to the River (map)
Bull Run Watershed tour! – planning and signup

7:30PM
Food Security
Neighborhood Composting project
Urban agriculture

8:00PM
Transition Towns and Neighborhood Sustainability
Raising awareness locally
What has been accomplished so far – the Coalition for a Carbon Neutral Neighborhood framework
Partnering with nearby neighborhood associations
Next steps: brainstorming, block organizing, communication, etc.

8:30PM
Open Discussion
Please bring your ideas and dreams to discuss with your community.

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