Our wish for this project (and everyone in Roots & Shoots working in conjunction with us) is to make a positive impact on the environment. By recycling electronic devices we will play our part in lessening the threat toward the chimpanzees, great apes, people and animals of the rain forest and world. We closed this project after sending in six full boxes of recyclables, but again, the support for this project has been overwhelming we are opening it back up. We have over a hundred phones donated since we turned in our last box! So, project "Spring Cleaning" is back in action, just under a new name!
We are extending our electronic cleaning project and continuing to encourage others in our community to do the same. It feels safe to say almost all of us have old flip cell phones and electronic handheld devices laying around our homes unused; so we are spreading the word through social media, the media (radio, newspaper and magazines), speaking engagements and schools and asking everyone to drop off unused electronics at our local library. We are already receiving a tremendous response for our size community due to the desire to protect the environment, help save the great apes and benefit the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute. The response by our community to take part in this project and make a difference is a great experience.