Calling friends of the Earth! Did you know that mining for minerals such as gold and tantalum used to make electronic devices threatens chimpanzee habitats in the Congo Basin and other global ecosystems? To find these “conflict minerals,” miners have to cut down trees, causing deforestation and preventing chimpanzees from dispersing seeds that will grow into a variety of plants. 

On January 24, 2017, Dr. Jane and Jane Goodall Institute representatives around the world have organized a Call To Action, an international effort to promote mobile phone and electronic recycling. By recycling electronic devices, everyone can do their part to decrease the demand for precious minerals and help protect the environment.

You don’t have to wait for International Mobile Phone Recycling Day to make a difference. Start today: organize a cell phone recycling drive with your Roots & Shoots group by placing a box in the cafeteria or library. Spread the word to your local community why recycling is important to YOU!




 Mobile Recycling Day

Answer the Call

     Making Eco-Friendly      Consumer Choices

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Phone Collecting

Electronics Recycling

Cellphones for Gorillas

Roots & Shoots leading the call in their own backyard.