ASC, AU, and Sunnking Are Joining Forces During Earth Week

Enjoying that new iPad, but don’t know what to do with the clunky desktop it replaced? Alfred State College, Alfred University, and Sunnking Electronics Recycling are joining forces during Earth Week to help you out.

Beginning Tuesday, April 19, from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, from 9 a.m. -2 p.m., ecologically minded volunteers from ASC and AU, as well as Sunnking representatives will be on hand at the Alfred State storage barn, located in the Village of Alfred at 947 Route 244, to relieve you of a variety of electronic devices in an environmentally responsible way that adheres to all local, state, and federal laws and regulations in the United States. This service is free of charge to area residents and local businesses.

Items that are acceptable for recycling include laptops, desktops, computer accessories, TVs, monitors, audio/video equipment, mp3 players, communications equipment, servers and IT equipment, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, cell phones, PDAs, medical/lab equipment, and anything else with a circuit board or cord.

Sunnking cannot accept refrigerators and other large household appliances, anything containing freon, hazardous waste materials, liquids, yard equipment, gas-powered equipment, mercury-containing devices, items leaking fluid, radioactive materials, or PCB containing materials.

Founded in 2000, Sunnking Inc. is an electronics recycling, data destruction, and asset management company dealing in end-of-life electronic equipment. Their recycling facilities, which are located in Buffalo, Rochester, and Brockport, specialize in refurbishing, reselling, and recycling electronic products from residential and commercial suppliers throughout New York State and surrounding areas. For more information about this event, please visit Sunnking’s Web site or contact the company by phone: 1-877-860-7866 or e-mail: sunnking@sunnking.com.

Founded in 1836, Alfred University became the first coeducational institution in New York State and the second in the nation. About 2,000 full-time undergraduate and 400 graduate students work and live in 52 buildings on a scenic 232-acre hillside campus adjoining the village of Alfred.

The nonsectarian University is comprised of the privately endowed AACSB-accredited (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as the NYS College of Ceramics (Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering and the School of Art and Design). AU’s art school is ranked number one in the nation for ceramic art, and second in the nation for glass art. The University awards bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Alfred University's colors are purple and gold, but the campus is going green in a big way, from trayless dining to a new L.E.E.D-certified residence hall. Find out about all the green efforts on the AU campus at: http://www.alfred.edu/campus/going-green.cfm.

Alfred State, a college of technology within the SUNY system, offers 19 bachelor degree and 52 associate degree program options and more than 56 online courses. ASC is particularly known for its learning-by-doing philosophy and hands-on education. The College’s technology-rich programs teach students the critical thinking skills that help them succeed throughout their lives. Additionally, students can choose to participate in more than 50 clubs and organizations as well as intercollegiate sports and intramurals. For additional information call 1-800-4-ALFRED.

Alfred State’s ongoing commitment to sustainability includes a commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 percent over the next five years and incorporating green technologies into select curriculums. President Dr. John M. Anderson has committed to fighting global warming by signing the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, joining leaders of other institutions across the country. He also joined his fellow college presidents at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in signing the SEED (Sustainability Education and Economic Development) commitment, the first nationwide initiative to collaborate on and implement programs to train students with the education and skills needed to succeed in the 21st century’s green economy. Join our Green Team group on Facebook or visit our sustainability Web pages to learn more.