E-waste Recycling at Rosa’s Office Plus

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Cope Environmental Center and Rosa’s Office Plus will be partnering with Asset Recovery & Recycling and Shred Monkey to offer Monthly E-Waste Recycling.  Bring your e-waste, used toner cartridges, old cell phones, and documents to shred and recycle them at Rosa’s. This will be a monthly event taking place on the third Saturday of every month.  This event is open to everyone!
Date:  Every third Saturday of the month
Time:  9am-12pm
Place:  Rosa’s Office Supplies Plus- 20 S. 11th St, Richmond
Fee:  FREE for electronics recycling!  $5 per box for paper to be shredded and recycled.Electronics include TV’s, DVD players, computer hard-drives, monitors, and more. Click here for a list of acceptable items.

Call us if you have a questions about what can and can’t be recycled! (765) 855-3188


2014 Homespun Workshops

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Have you ever wanted to grow your own organic fruits and veggies?  Does canning sound like a great idea, but a little scary (you know…boutulism)?  Want to make your house as energy efficient as possible?  Join us for our exciting Homespun Programs in 2014!Times/locations may vary as needed. 

November 19th     “Smart Shopping: Environment”  
@ Meijer                         5:30-7:00pm

December 17th     “Conserving Energy in your Home”  
5:30-7:30; please call Aubrey for location.

Fee: $5 per class; $50 for all classes/non-member rate; $40 for all sessions/member rate; please pre-pay by sending check or cash. (no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before program.)

Learn about becoming a member here

Registration: Registration required due to materials needed for each session.  Please contact Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or email a.blue@copeenvironmental.org

Thanks to West End Bank for sponsoring this workshop series and Perpetual Recycling Solutions for sponsoring all Sustainability Education at CEC!  We couldn’t do it without you!


Wildflower Hike

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 Take a stroll with us as we search for wildflowers at CEC!  Wildflower  enthusiast Russ Wright will lead the  way!  Don’t forget to bring your ID  books and cameras!

 Date:  Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Not required (but preferred!).


Family Maple Syrup

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Travel back in time to discover how maple syrup was made by Native Americans and early  settlers.  Next, make your way to the sap house (constructed of reclaimed materials) for a  lesson in maple syrup production in today’s world.  All participants will finish the morning  with a pancake lunch and get to use local maple syrup!


Date: Saturday, March 7th
Time: 10am-12pm with a breakfast after program
Place: Cope Environmental Center
Fee: $8 non member adult;    $5 non member child (12 & under)
$5 member adult;  $4 member child (12 & under)
Registration: Registration required as we have a maximum of 20 people.

Click here to learn about becoming a member.
Please contact Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or email a.blue@copeenvironmental.org


Toddler Time!

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You’re never too young to enjoy nature!

tatum at toddler timeJoin us for monthly Toddler Time where kids explore the outdoors of CEC through a story, hands-on activities, crafts, and a hike. Programs are 1 hour long. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to dress for the weather! Toddler Time happens rain or shine :)

Program Cost: $3 per child. Pre-register by calling Mary Jones at (765) 855-3188.

THERE WILL BE NO MORE TODDLER TIMES UNTIL 2015! See below for details.


Toddler Time occurs every THIRD Wednesday of the month, March – October 2015 from 10-11 am.  Program dates and themes can be found below:

March 18th – “Winter Wonders” Reading: It’s Winter! (by Linda Glaser)

April 15th –  “Spring Fling” Reading: Earth, Sky, Wet, Dry: A Book of Nature Opposites (by Durga Bernhard)

May 10th –  “Little Tree Huggers” Reading: The Busy Tree (by Jennifer Ward)

June 17th – “You Can ‘Count’ on Nature!” Reading: Look Whooo’s Counting (by Susie MacDonald)

July 15th – “Wild Wetlands” Reading: Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond (by Mary Quattlebaum)

August 19th – “Pretty Little Prairies” Reading:  In the Tall, Tall Grass (by Denise Fleming)

September 16th – “Amazing Arachnids” Reading: The Very Busy Spider (by Eric Carle)

October 21st – “‘Fall’-ing Asleep” Reading: Time to Sleep (by Denise Fleming)


Wayne County Alternative Gift Fair

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It’s a chance for your holiday shopping to build a better community! Find the perfect gift for anyone on your list at the 10th Annual Alternative Gift Fair. Isn’t it about time you enjoyed a relaxing, rejuvenating, and joyful shopping experience? Instead of browsing shelves, shoppers will browse through tables of charities. Each table will be staffed with a knowledgeable volunteer or staff member waiting to answer questions about missions, programs, or participants. Purchase outdoor experiences for area classrooms, art supplies for after-school programs or food for needy animals. It’s a great way to tailor your gift to your loved one’s favorite cause.
Date:  Saturday, December 6th
Fee:  Gift levels vary
Place:  Morrisson-Reeves Library