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May 11, 2013

Body&Soul in Brief: 05/11/2013

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This project is an ongoing effort to collect and properly recycle mercury. The objective is to promote a long-term solution for easy collecting and recycling of mercury. The program is free to anyone in Michigan.

Upon request, EQ will send a free collection bucket with a shipping box to your door via common carrier. Each bucket has easy-to-follow return instructions. Once the bucket is filled with the mercury containing device(s), apply the return label (provided with your bucket), securely tape the box, and place it where the designated shipper normally picks up your packages.The program ends Sept. 30.

Call 734-547-2517 or e-mail mercurybucket@eqonline.com to order a free collection container and instruction kit. For more information, visit http://greatlakesrestoration.us/ or www.eqonline.com.

United Way iPhone app

TRAVERSE CITY — United Way of Northwest Michigan has launched a Volunteer Northwest Michigan iPhone application.

The free app will allow users to find and connect with volunteer opportunities in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. To download the app, search “United Way” in the iPhone App Store. Development of an Android app also is being considered.

Volunteer opportunities also may be viewed at www.volunteernwmi.org. For details, email Amanda Hilt, amanda@unitedwaynwmi.org.

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