Tag: albuquerque

Letter to City of Albuquerque update

Just thought I would update what has happened with my letter to the City regarding sustainability….. After sending the letter to all City and County officials, the Solid Waste Dept and others, I received two…yes, two…whole responses. One was from a county commission’s assistant and the other was from County Commissioner Wayne Johnson. 2 replies out of 19! I know this isn’t a number one priority for elected officials but come on. In the words […]

Letter to City of Albuquerque re: Sustainability

A letter Gregg sent to local elected officials about the backwardness of the waste policy: 16 February 2012 Mayor Richard J. Berry: [email protected] City Councilors Debbie O’Malley: [email protected] Ken Sanchez: [email protected] Isaac Benton: [email protected] Brad Winter: [email protected] Dan Lewis: [email protected] Rey Garduño: [email protected] Michael Cook: [email protected] Trudy Jones: [email protected] Don Harris: [email protected] County Commissioners Art De La Cruz: [email protected] Maggie Hart Stebbins: [email protected] Wayne Johnson: [email protected] Michelle Lujan Grisham: [email protected] Michael Wiener: [email protected] Solid Waste […]

A few tons of toxic material never hurt anyone….right?

So I went to the City of Albuquerque’s Hazardous Waste Recycling site a few weeks ago to turn in some burned out florescent light bulbs. I had about 10 of them. I felt like I was doing the right thing since there is a small amount (approx 20 mg) of Mercury in the bulbs. Little did I know that I would get ridiculed for trying to keep a toxin out of the environment.