A New Earth Day
Earth Day arrives again this week, and for some, brings tremendous anticipation. Despite my own affinity for a day dedicated to giving back, and to the free veggie burgers offered by my favorite organic restaurant, Earth Day brings to light one of the more discouraging realities – that e-waste is still among the fastest growing municipal waste streams in the United States.
I have to admit, I understand how – after all, Earth Day was created back in 1970, decades before the ill effects of computer disposal was a consideration. But this realization doesn’t temper the sting that countless computers are sent to the trash, when many could be donated and become a treasure to a person in need.
However, this year will be different. This will be my first Earth Day while working at Redemtech, a company that never gets ho hum about April 22nd. Instead, Earth Day serves as an annual reminder of what our work is really all about—renewing the planet through responsible individual choices.
But Redemtech also doesn’t simply wait for Earth Day to roll around each year to do good - we have a lot of skin in this game. We partner with some of the country’s most progressive and environmentally conscious organizations to aid our planet and bridge the digital divide such as Connect2Compete, Habitat for Humanity and TechSoup Global. To me, there’s nothing more important than this work, which gives millions of people the opportunity to better their lives.
That is my 2 cents and I would love to hear yours. Please take this brief survey, which allows us to measure the level of awareness and gauge attitudes and opinions of electronic waste disposal. By taking the survey and sharing it with friends, family members and colleagues, you’ll help us better assess the state of affairs in this area. After Earth Day, I’ll share some of the insights we’ve gleaned from this survey, but I thank you in advance!
This year, I will end Earth Day inspired. How will you make this Earth Day different from your typical Sunday?