Milwaukee, Wisconsin hosts two Earth Day 2008 events: Pharmaceutical and e-waste collections planned as part of EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge
The EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge is underway with about 100 projects in hundreds of communities across eight states including two events in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is expanding its third annual Medicine Collection Day to include four counties.
Named A prescription for clean water and safe kids, the pharmaceutical collections will be held on April 19 in Milwaukee, Racine, Ozaukee, and Washington counties.
Meanwhile – the city of Milwaukee is hosting an electronic waste collection for its residents on Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The e-Waste collection will be held in a parking lot just south of Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.
City of Milwaukee residents are invited to bring their unwanted televisions and computer equipment to this event to get them recycled.
Material will be recycled at no charge to residents of Milwaukee. Officials added the event is not for business waste – just residents.
The contact is Rick Meyers with the City of Milwaukee Dept of Public Works. Call Meyers at 414-286-2334
The Earth Healing Initiative has put our local interfaith liaison in touch with Milwaukee officials.
Hes Rev. Brad Brown, campus pastor at Marquette University Lutheran Campus Ministry – in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The MMSD has distributed nearly 200,000 postcards promoting the event that has been widely publicized by area media.
The Earth Healing Initiative offered to help distribute the final 5,000 cards to interfaith contacts in the Milwaukee area.
The MMSDs Steve Jacquart said the recent Associated Press investigation on drinking water helped create a lot of public interest in the issue.
Jacquart added that this event will be the districts first truly regional Medicine Collection Day to help protect Lake Michigan, prevent childhood poisonings, and reduce substance abuse.
The Milwaukee events are among about 100 projects involving hundreds of communities across eight states around the Great Lakes basin that are participating in an Earth Day 2008 challenge from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The goal of the EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge is collecting and recycling one million pounds of electronics (e-Waste) and the collection of one million pills for proper disposal.
The Earth Healing Initiative is assisting by offering interfaith liaisons to volunteer and encouraging members of local churches and temples to participate in the Earth Day related events in their area.
The Earth Healing Initiative is also offering media services like this video.
Earth Healing Initiative TV
Milwaukee event #1
Date: April 19, 2008
Type of Event: Unwanted Medications
Details: This year’s 3rd annual Medicine Collection Day (A prescription for clean water & safe kids) on April 19th will collect and safely dispose of medicines in Milwaukee, Racine, Ozaukee, and Washington counties.
This will be our first truly regional Medicine Collection Day to help protect Lake Michigan, prevent childhood poisonings, and reduce substance abuse.
Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District
260 West Seeboth St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Steve Jacquart, Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District
Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District:
Milorganite – How do we make this stuff?
Milwaukee pdf flyer – scroll down pdf to bottom to see mini-version:
Milwaukee event #2
City of Milwaukee
April 26, 2008
From: 10 am to 2 pm
Type of event: e-Waste
Contact: City of Milwaukee Dept of Public Works Rick Meyers (414-286-2334)
Held in parking lot just south of Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee
City of Milwaukee residents are invited to bring their unwanted televisions and computer equipment to this event to get them recycled. Material will be recycled at no charge to residents of Milwaukee. No businesses please.
Milwaukee Dept. Of Public Works:
Milwaukee DPW e-Waste event page:
City of Milwaukee e-Waste event flyer:
City of Milwaukee e-Waste advertisement
City of Milwaukee event map:
WISN News Milwaukee, WI:
Milwaukee Earth Healing Initiative page:
Earth Healing Initiative Milwaukee interfaith liaison:
Rev. Brad Brown, campus pastor
Marquette University Lutheran Campus Ministry – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pastor Browns blog:
Marquette University Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM) website:
Marquette University Ministry
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. P.O. Box 1881
Phone: 414-288-6873 Fax: 414-288-3696