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Turn Your Computer Green - Become a State Electronics Challenge Partner
- Subject: Turn Your Computer Green - Become a State Electronics Challenge Partner
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- Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:36:37 -0600
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LISTMAN NOTE: Posted on behalf of Lynn Rubinstein. Please direct any
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Turn Your Computer Green ? Become a State Electronics Challenge Partner
The State Electronics Challenge (SEC) is a voluntary program that
encourages and helps state, regional, and local governments, including
schools, colleges, universities, and other public entities, to:
Government agencies and organizations participate as
"Partners" in the program. The SEC provides Partners with
resources and technical assistance for improving electronics management
practices, and offers annual recognition to Partners that have achieved
- Purchase greener computers.
- Reduce power consumption of computers during use.
- Manage obsolete computer products in an environmentally safe way.
So far, the Vermont Agency for Natural Resources, the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection, and the State of New Hampshire
Why Become an SEC Partner? Electronics stewardship has
significant environmental benefits. For example, for every 1,000
?green? computers purchased and recycled, organizations can:
- Decrease energy usage by 1.2 million kWh, equivalent to the
electricity needed to power 101 households annually;
- Lower greenhouse gas emissions by 90 MTCE, the equivalent of removing
71 passenger cars from the road per year;
- Avoid 34.7 metric tons of municipal solid waste, or the amount of
waste generated by 18 households annually;
- Decrease hazardous waste entering the waste stream by 17 metric tons;
- Avoid the use of 340 pounds of toxic materials, including lead and
Partners have the opportunity to obtain annual recognition for
their accomplishments. The SEC also provides Partners with
resources to implement program goals for procurement, energy
conservation, equipment reuse and donations, and recycling; and to
calculate environmental benefits such as greenhouse gas emissions
reductions resulting from these activities.
Partner-only informational teleconferences and an on-line Discussion
Forum provide further support and peer-to-peer information
And, it?s easy and free to become a partner. On-line registration
is simple ? it doesn?t take more than 2 or 3 minutes to sign-up.
Visit the Web site at
to sign-up, or for more information contact email@example.com.
This project has been funded by a grant to the Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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