Harvard offers secure and sustainable electronics recycling for free

first_imgMost of us are familiar with recycling paper and plastic, but did you know electronics can be recycled, too? Because many of our old phones, computers, and other electronics contain small amounts of heavy metals or old personal data, it is especially important to make sure the data is securely destroyed and the items safely recycled.As part of Harvard’s commitment to sustainability and information security, Harvard University Information Technology and the Harvard Office for Sustainability have teamed up to offer free secure and sustainable electronics recycling during the month of April — April 19 at the Science Center Plaza and April 25–26 on the Longwood campus.Both personal and University electronics and devices will be accepted at the events, ensuring that all sensitive and personal data is removed from the devices before they are responsibly recycled.“It’s easy to look past the risks of disposing of electronics that may contain residual data stored on them, and for those who understand the risks, it can be difficult to know what to do,” said the Chief Information Security Officer for Harvard University Information Technology. “That’s why I am thrilled to be collaborating with the Office for Sustainability to create this great opportunity for members of the Harvard Community to dispose of unwanted electronics in a way that is both secure and kind to the environment.”Harvard’s University-wide Sustainability Plan outlines a commitment to recycling or disposing of hazardous and electronic materials in a responsible and ethical manner, and forthcoming Sustainable IT Standards will encourage the repair or recycling of all electronic materials in a secure and sustainable manner, using certified vendors.“When it comes to electronics, we have a particular responsibility to keep them out of landfills — for health, environmental, and information security reasons,” said David Havelick, sustainability manager for the Harvard Office for Sustainability. “Collection events like this are crucial to making it convenient for our community to do the right thing, even with their personal electronics from home.”Data destruction and electronics recycling will be done free-of-charge by a Harvard preferred vendor, DataShredder. They will be accepting an exhaustive range of electronics from computers, to cell phones, to lab equipment. Certificates of secure destruction will also available upon request. Read Full Storylast_img read more

The BRO Guide To FloydFest’s Outdoor Side

first_imgLocated near to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Patrick County, Virginia, FloydFest has become a constant on the calendars of outdoor lovers and festival-goers from across the region.Every year, FloydFest features a mind-blowing lineup of musicians in one of the most picture-perfect Blue Ridge Mountain settings. Musical amazingness aside, FloydFest takes full advantage of its surroundings and beautiful property, offering a wide range of outdoor activities to attendees. As an outdoors magazine, that is music to our ears (pun intended).When you need a break from the stage, the festival offers hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, slacklining, running, yoga, and even an 18-hole disc golf course. It’s the perfect festival for the outdoor recreation and music lover. With so much to do, see, and hear, it’s a good thing you have 5 days to soak it all in.Start At The Outdoor Adventure TentLocated in the main field, the Outdoor Adventure Tent is your hub for everything outdoors at FloydFest. From guided hikes and bike rides to free adventures and giveaways, start here before you go outside and play. The tent also features various outdoor brands and retailers offering sales and interactive demos with gear.FloydFest 5k Run / Photo: Roger GuptaHike, Bike, And Run The Moonstomper TrailThis hippy highway meanders through the forest on the outskirts of the property. Here you’ll find hikers, bikers, ENO Hammock hangers, and everything in between. The Moonstomper connects the village, various campsites, stages, and greenways together. Your favorite disc golf company, Innova, sponsors the 18-hole course along the trail as well. Check out the festival’s site map to plan your route.The Moonstomper will play host to the Back Country Ski & Sport 5k Trail Running Race. This is a free event to enter and features prizes for the top runners in each category. The race is at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 29 with a runners meeting 15 minutes before. Participants can sign up any time at the Outdoor Adventure Tent.Look for this van at FloydFestHike With The Get Out More TourThe Backpacker Get Out More Tour is offering several hikes near FloydFest this year. Hikers can take on three different hikes that range from 1-11 miles and vary in difficulty. All of the hikes start at Rocky Knob Picnic Area. New for this year is a sunrise hike at Buffalo Mountain on Friday morning. A short but steep 11.5-mile hike that offers incredible views at 3,971 feet in elevation. On a clear day, you can easily see Pilot Mountain in North Carolina. Don’t forget to bring your headlamp.Belcher Mountain Beatdown / Photo: Paul SullivanThe Merry Moonstompers’ Famous Belcher Mountain BeatdownA guided mountain bike ride, the Belcher Mountain Beatdown takes you along a 19-mile route with 1600′ of climbing and 3400′ of descending. Wait, how am I descending so much with so little climbing? At the end of your ride, there will be a catered lunch and shuttle waiting to bring you back to the festival. I think we can all appreciate a lengthy descent without a ton of suffering beforehand. This ride is on Saturday only and starts at 9:30 a.m. It is limited to 20 riders, so get to the Outdoor Adventure Tent asap if you want to sign up. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your helmet!Photo: On The WaterFloat or Paddle Down The Little RiverFloydFest has teamed up with On The Water, providing daily float trips down the Little River in Floyd County. You can choose from a tube, kayak, or canoe to drift down an undeveloped stretch with small whitewater. The float trips are suitable for all ages and last about 2.5 to 3 hours. Your tickets include a fully catered lunch and are purchased on a first-come, first-serve basis.Photo: Roger GuptaAnd Of Course, Check Out Some Bands!While FloydFest may well be one of the more progressive festivals when it comes to outdoor recreation, the music is what it’s all about! Featuring eight different stages across the property, there are over 80 bands playing throughout the weekend. Mainstream acts include the likes of Foster The People, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell, Langhorne Slim, Tyler Childers, Gov’t Mule, and Keller Williams to name a few.Oh, did we mention that we will be there? Be sure to swing by the Blue Ridge Outdoors tent, grab the latest issue of the mag, and enter to win some free swag!Justin Forrest is an outdoor writer, fly fishing addict, and co-founder of Narrative North—based in Asheville, N.C. He posts pictures of cats and fishing on Instagram sometimes.last_img read more

Fort Pierce mom helps police arrest son in attempted murder case

first_imgTwo teenagers are facing eleven counts of attempted murder in Fort Pierce.Police arrested 14-year-old Fedson Delois and 17-year-old Christopher Warren in connection to a shooting, last month.Investigators say gunfire erupted after a confrontation over an alleged stolen cell phone.Warren’s mother helped police identify her son as a suspect by watching surveillance footage of the incident, CBS12 reports.She reportedly told police she’d rather see him locked up than dead in the streets.Additionally, she told police that her son had been arrested multiple times for carrying a firearm and named an instance where he brought one to school.Warren recently served 21 days at a juvenile detention center for possession of a firearm.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

Semifinalists Emerge in GTBank Masters Cup

first_imgSemifinalists have emerged in the Season 9 of the GTBank Masters Cup after two days of scintillating encounters in both the male and female categories at the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos.In the first quarter final match on Thursday, Anwar -ul- Islam, Agege gave CMS Boys Bariga, a football lesson as the boys from Agege walloped the Bariga Bombers 7-0 in a one-sided encounter.In the second quarterfinals game in the boys category and last match of the day Eko Boys High School defeated Bakare Disu Oshodi Memorial Senior High School, 4-1 in a thrilling encounter. In the girls’ category played earlier in the day, Ansar -ud-deen high school, Itire, defeated International School, Lagos 3-0, while Greensprings College, Lekki got the better of Corona College, Agbara 4-2.The matches continued on Friday, and in the first game of the day, LeadForte Gate College, Lekki defeated Ansar -ud – deen College, Isolo, 3-1 while Queens College, Yaba walked over Atlantic Hall, Epe.In the boys’ category, International School, Lagos were pummeled 1- 5 by Greensprings School, Lekki, while Kings College, Lagos defeated Birch Freeman High School, Surulere 3-1.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more