Thursday, September 25, 2008


Phoneraiser was founded in 2003 to provide an environmentally responsible way to raise funds for a wide variety of organizations. We strive to be a leader in fundraising by offering an innovative and simple venue to dispose of potentially hazardous cellular waste.

~Used cell phones are plentiful! Inform, an independent research organization, issued a study explaining that there are more than 500 million used, out-of-commission, and obsolete cell phones in homes and offices across America.

~If not disposed of properly, cell phones are damaging to our air, soil and water:
One cell phone can pollute up to 132,000 liters of water.

~Cell phones (and other electronic devices) contain toxic substances such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, and beryllium that pollute the air when burned in incinerators and leach into soil and drinking water when buried in landfills.

~Cadmium can damage kidneys when transfered through air and food.

~Lead accumulates in land fills and can cause damage to the central and peripheral nervous systems.

~Mercury gets into our water supply, accumulates in living organisms, and travels up the food chain. The principal exposure pathway is through our food, eventually causing brain damage.

Phoneraiser campaigns are great for our environment because all collected cell phones and ink jet cartridges are either refurbished or disposed of using only the most ecologically sound methods.

Check back next week for more details!

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Easy Chicken Pasta

Easy Chicken Pasta

What's For Supper Ya'll?

White Beans, Pasta and Chicken
8 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1 15- to 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional - I usually skip it)
Olive oil (optional - but I recommend at least a little for moisture)
1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine 3/4 cup of the beans and the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Place bean puree in pan used for cooking the pasta; bring to boiling. Return pasta to pan.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining beans, shredded chicken, snipped parsley, pepper and salt. Heat through.
4. Add the tomato mixture to hot pasta; toss to cost. Top with parsley sprigs and additional olive oil. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Stacy Nelson, Easy Dinner

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