While it may no longer appear in daily headlines, the communities in and around Fort McMurray still need help, perhaps now more than ever, as they return to their lives. We want to help.
On June 8th 2016, the Emerald Foundation hosted their 25th annual Emerald Awards in Calgary, AB. Nominated for Community Group & Non-Profit Association: Grassroots, ERA was up against Sustainable Food Edmonton and Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park - and we took it home!
April, Earth Month was a busy month for the team at ERA - we launched a contest open to anyone donating unwanted electronics, or e-waste, throughout the entire month of April.
We are extremely pleased to announce that ERA, namely our Founder, Bojan Paduh, has been announced as a finalist for the 25th annual Emerald Awards in the Not-for-Profit category!
The Emerald Awards recognize and celebrate environmental excellence achieved by individuals, not-for-profit associations, large and small corporations, community groups and governments from across Alberta. Since 1992, the Emerald Awards has recognized over 475 finalists and 280 recipients who have demonstrated creative thinking and innovation in environmental management systems, technologies and education programs. The 25th Annual Emerald Awards will be presented on June 8, 2016 at Telus Spark in Calgary.
Can you believe we are already half way through March? That means we are also half way through Fraud Prevention Month, and we have been out at some great events, with more to come!
Secure Hard Drive Shredding Offered at CrossIron Mills Fraud Prevention Month Event
The Electronic Recycling Association, Calgary Police Service and partner agencies are heading to the mall to educate citizens about how to recognize, report and avoid falling victim to fraud
Calgary, AB (March 10, 2016) – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has partnered with Calgary Police Service (CPS) for a fraud prevention month hard drive shredding and e-waste collection for mall patrons and the general public. Visitors will learn the answers to all of their fraud-related questions, and safely dispose of their old electronics. Partners will have items on display to show the public what to be aware of, including evidence that has been seized in fraud investigations, examples of recent scams, an interactive fraud and organized retail crime quiz board and the Better Business Bureau’s scam tracker.
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Fraud Prevention Month: Tips for Data Security
Avoid hanging on to old devices:
Keeping unwanted electronic gadgets in your home or office increases the risk of loss or theft, both of which could lead to serious problems. All of the sensitive information you have on your computer – banking information, social insurance numbers and passwords - is easily recovered by tech savvy scammers once devices are in their possession - your passwords are no match for them. When you get a new device, make sure you drop your old device off to a responsible e-waste processor to eliminate the possibility of your info getting into the wrong hands.
We were thrilled to attend the InspirAct 2016 Volunteer Fair for the third consecutive year this week! The event is hosted by Calgary Christian School and the purpose of the event is to give students the opportunity to meet and interact with various community and volunteer-based organizations.
Throughout the day, students from seven Calgary schools (a total of nearly one thousand students!) are given time to speak with the organizations they may have interest in about potential volunteer opportunities. At the beginning of each session, several students got up and presented their own great experiences with volunteerism to compel other students to do the same.
The Electronic Recycling Association has been providing Grow Calgary with computer equipment to help them ensure smooth operations since the organization's inception in 2013.
Grow Calgary operates an 11-acre urban agricultural farm, and produce grown there is given to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. This program ensures all Calgarians have access to healthy, local food, and it is entirely run by over 4000 volunteers. Donated equipment supports Grow Calgary’s volunteer programs and help its president, Paul Hughes, manage the organization.