Cell Phone Drive
Bentley Women’s Center collects old, unwanted cell phones from faculty and staff on campus (195 Cell Phones have been collected to date) The phones, though lacking service, serve the purpose of being distributed to women in need who may need to make emergency calls, which may save a woman’s life if she is in danger. “This is a win-win situation for everyone at our organization, cell phone users, and the environment, because we are providing a way for folks to recycle their old cell phones and not fill up landfills,” says Gunner Scott, Organizer/Outreach Coordinator of The Network/La Red. -janedoe.org According to a study released in 2002 by the national environmental research organization INFORM, “Cell phones are typically used for only 18 months before being replaced, and by 2005 about 130 million of these devices, weighing approximately 65,000 tons will be retired annually in the US. Most of them will initially be stored away in closets and drawers, creating a stockpile of about 500 million used phones that will soon enter the waste stream.” -janedoe.org If you have a cell phone to donate, please contact Christine O’Brien through Bentley email to find out more information!
Join the Bentley Women’s Center and Alpha Phi to “Take Back the Night” from relationship abuse and violence. This event is an internationally held march and rally intended as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of sexual violence.
We will meet in the Women’s Center and walk down to the Fenway Skybox with Campus Police. Once there, we will listen to a speaker and have dinner.
This event is FREE for all members of the Bentley community and is not to be missed!
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and Alpha Phi
It’s never too late to join campus organizations. Make your choices count!