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New Computer Lab for Winnipeg Teens on Giving Tuesday

Posted by Kristi Gartner on Nov 25, 2015 6:42:24 AM

MEDIA NOTICE
November 25 2015

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Tags: Press Release, 2015 Highlights, Blog

225 Donated Computers, Harvey the Hound, and LOTS of Smiling Faces Coming Right Up!

Posted by Kristi Gartner on Nov 12, 2015 3:08:17 AM

Good News for High-Needs Elementary School The ERA originally met St. Peter School's Principal Bruce Campbell when he came to pick up a laptop that had been donated to the school by ERA behalf of an anonymous donor. While speaking with him, it became evident that students at the school were in need of much more than one laptop. Knowing this, the ERA decided we needed to round up more computers for students at St. Peter's to provide them with the technology necessary to excel at their schoolwork and be given the same opportunities as their peers. On June 17, ERA presented an assembly of children (between the ages of 5 and 11) at St. Peter School with laptops for 20 students to take home and share with their families. But we knew these kids deserved something extra special, so we called up The Calgary Flames mascot, the one and only Harvey the Hound, and asked him if he would come out and present the laptops with us. And, in exchange for just one three pound Milkbone, he did! We had to keep him hidden though, to ensure complete surprise. There is very little you can hide a six and a half foot bipedal dog-human behind, but we managed, and somehow not a single student spotted him prior to the big reveal.For the kids, It started off as just a regular assembly, and from my vantage point at the back of the gymnasium I could see more than a few distracted faces among the group (sorry Mr. Campbell....) Principal Campbell spoke to students about the importance of recycling and reuse, especially in regard to electronic equipment, and told the students that some of them would be receiving their very own laptops in just a few moments. Then, as the wheeled cage containing the computers for students slowly entered the gym through a side door, I started to see some heads turn and heard a whispered... "Harvey!" This realization spread quickly throughout the gymnasium and turned into a full blown frenzy as the famous mascot pushed a cart full of technology in... Please click the image to view the video on YouTube.

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Tags: Blog, events, Donations

Large Computer Donation to First Nations Group

Posted by Kristi Gartner on Nov 12, 2015 3:02:16 AM

MEDIA NOTICE
October 27 2015

Tsuut’ina Nation Schools to Receive 225 Computers from Local Non-Profit
The Electronic Recycling Association and several of their corporate partners to provide a much-needed donation to benefit high-needs students

CALGARY, AB — On November 3, The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) will deliver a truckload of computers to the Tsuut’ina Board of Education that will be distributed to Chiila Elementary School, Tsuut-ina Middle School and Tsuut’ina High School. ERA has partnered with a number of corporate donors to facilitate the computer donation, which will allow the schools to upgrade aging and slow equipment. A number of computers will be placed in each classroom to give students access to reliable hardware and the internet, tools the majority of students do not have access to at home. In addition, Calgary Flames mascot Harvey the Hound will attend the donation to interact with students.

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Tags: Press Release, Blog, Donations

E-Waste Collection Event at Kwantlen University

Posted by Kristi Gartner on Sep 23, 2015 1:48:10 PM

Electronic Recycling Association and the Kwantlen Student Association offer responsible disposal of e-waste
Surrey, BC – In recognition of the start of a new school year, the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) has partnered with the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) to host an electronics collection and data destruction event for students, residents and businesses of Surrey, BC. Individuals are invited to bring in unwanted electronic equipment (e-waste) to be confidentially recycled. ERA will have an AmeriShred hard drive shredder onsite to physically destroy hard drives. The KSA’s REBOOT computer repair service will on-site offering advice for repairable computers.

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Tags: Press Release, Community Events, Community Recycling Drive, Blog

Donation of Computers for Students at High Needs School

Posted by bojan on Jul 7, 2015 6:12:43 AM

Good News for High-Needs Elementary School

The ERA originally met St. Peter School's Principal Bruce Campbell when he came to pick up a laptop that had been donated to the school by ERA behalf of an anonymous donor. While speaking with him, it became evident that students at the school were in need of much more than one laptop. Knowing this, the ERA decided we needed to round up more computers for students at St. Peter's to provide them with the technology necessary to excel at their schoolwork and be given the same opportunities as their peers.

On June 17, ERA presented an assembly of children (between the ages of 5 and 11) at St. Peter School with laptops for 20 students to take home and share with their families. But we knew these kids deserved something extra special, so we called up The Calgary Flames mascot, the one and only Harvey the Hound, and asked him if he would come out and present the laptops with us. And, in exchange for just one three pound Milkbone, he did! We had to keep him hidden though, to ensure complete surprise. There is very little you can hide a six and a half foot bipedal dog-human behind, but we managed, and somehow not a single student spotted him prior to the big reveal.

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Tags: Blog

The Growing Problem of E-waste in Our Throw-Away Society

Posted by Kristi Gartner on Jun 24, 2015 4:31:51 PM

“The throw-away society is a human society strongly influenced by consumerism. The term describes a critical view of over-consumption and excessive production of short-lived or disposable items.”

Image c/o http://www.cartoonmovement.com/cartoon/924

We’ve got kind of a problem here. On the right side of the pendulum, consumerism has reached an all-time high, with products reaching their planned obsolescence within absurdly short timespans and new products being rolled out (and bought) by the millions every day. And, since every action has an equal and opposite reaction, we have to expect consequences. So, on the left side of the pendulum, we’re looking at the very real possibility of a mass extinction, the sixth on record for our planet and the first since the extinction of the dinosaurs – sixty five million years ago.

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Calgary Flames Mascot and ERA Donate Laptops for Students

Posted by Kristi Gartner on Jun 15, 2015 2:25:07 PM

The Electronic Recycling Association and Harvey the Hound will surprise a Calgary elementary school with laptops for students just in time for summer

Students at St. Peter School will be paid a special visit by The Calgary Flames’ mascot, Harvey the Hound on June 17. The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has donated 20 refurbished laptops which will be presented to deserving students at St. Peter School on Wednesday morning.

“We are really excited to have Harvey present this donation,” says Bojan Paduh, founder and president of ERA. “We often make donations to students, but to kick off the summer we wanted to do something extra special and so decided to surprise the kids by inviting Harvey the Hound to their school to present the donation.”

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Tags: Press Release, Blog, Donations

Gain Great Experience, and a Computer, as an ERA Volunteer!

Posted by Kristi Gartner on Jun 1, 2015 4:46:20 PM

We're currently looking for outgoing volunteers to help us raise awareness about the environmental implications of e-waste and get the public excited about reuse and recycling! As an ERA volunteer, you will gain great experience with computer technology, work with our friendly and knowledgeable employees and at the end of your volunteer hours, you will receive a refurbished computer or laptop to keep.

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Leading E-Waste Organization Launches Program to Help Local Charities Raise Funds

Posted by bojan on May 29, 2015 10:04:20 AM

The Electronic Recycling Association has launched a fundraising program for charities to earn cash for collecting electronic equipment

Calgary, AB (May 26, 2015) – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has launched a new fundraising program that will help local charities by compensating them for collecting unwanted electronic equipment.

Why: This program aims to give organizations the opportunity to earn cash for collecting unwanted electronics while keeping these toxic items out of landfills and helping ERA continue to provide less fortunate Canadians with tech equipment.

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Tags: 2015 Highlights, Moolah for Macros Fundraiser, Community Recycling Drive, Blog

ERA Launches new Fundraising Program for Charities!

Posted by Kristi Gartner on May 25, 2015 11:05:59 AM

The ERA is pleased to announce the launch of our new fundraising program for charities!

Why: This program aims to give organizations the opportunity to earn cash for collecting unwanted electronics while keeping these toxic items out of landfills and helping ERA continue to provide less fortunate Canadians with tech equipment.

What: The ERA's E-Waste Fundraising Program works on a minimum equipment requirement as well as total weight collected. To earn rebates, your group must collect a minimum of 50 qualified items (laptops, computers, tablets and cell phones/smart phones). Anything greater than that will be weighed and will earn your organization $.10 (ten cents) per pound. There is no cost to participate, and ERA will provide necessary resources (staff to assist with collection, collection bins, removal of equipment) as well as handle the creation of marketing materials for your event (posters/flyers for you to distribute). All you'll need to do is share event details with all of your contacts to ensure your collection is well attended so you receive the maximum return in support of your cause.

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