FUTURE ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS PITCH IN FOR PROGRESS
Electronic Recycling Association and Mount Royal University’s Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection club plan a week-long awareness campaign
Calgary, Alberta (February 20, 2015) – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has partnered with the Student Association of Mount Royal University’s Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection club (LEAP) to execute a week long awareness campaign. The campaign aims to illustrate the severity of Canada’s e-waste crisis, inform students about sustainable disposal of unwanted IT equipment and provide the opportunity to donate old equipment.
“We are excited about this initiative, it is so important for up and coming environmental leaders to be aware of the e-waste problem,” says Bojan Paduh, founder and president of ERA. “We are looking forward to a great turnout!”
The event will also present an opportunity for students to learn about LEAP and how to join the club. The following event is open to the press.
Monday, February 23, 2015 to Friday, February 27, 2015
Event: Mount Royal University’s Electronic Recycling Drive
Location: Wyckham House Student Centre, Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MST
About the Electronics Recycling Association
Established in 2004, the ERA is a non-profit organization directed to reduce the environmental impact of improperly discarded toxic electronic waste by offering accessible services to help corporations and individuals manage their retiring IT assets. With reuse being the ERA’s top priority, every item that is received is examined for any remaining productive life and refurbished for reuse. True end of life items are transferred to accredited recyclers where a nil landfill contribution can be assured. The ERA is committed to supporting local charities and individuals in need through the provision of electronic equipment to charities and individuals alike.
About the Student Association of Mount Royal University’s Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection club
The purpose of this environmental club is to promote environmental awareness locally and globally. We promote opportunities for social interaction among students in environmental issues. This will achieved by: volunteering within the province to encourage more sustainable development, providing opportunities for students to meet individuals within the Environmental sector, providing the opportunity to attend educational conferences, presentations and activities and assisting in the growth of professional development.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Electronic Recycling Association
Tel: 403-262.4488 ext. 104