TAG: Donating

Ensure your computer does not become landfill

Donate your computer

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide toss their junk computers in the garbage, perhaps unaware of the incredible damage its battery juice, plastic parts, metal alloys can do to the environment. If you’re considering getting rid of a computer, and are looking for options on how to properly dispose of it, you’ve come to the right place. Instead of throwing away your computer, consider donating it to a local school, thrift store, or someone in need. Each dumped computer represents a wasted opportunity for someone to become educated on the technology available to them in today’s world. If… read more

How To Hold A Green Tag Sale

Green Tag Sale

When what has been accumulated over the years is no longer needed, consider having a tag sale. Cleaning up living and work spaces lends to less clutter and more organization, and offering still usable items at inexpensive prices is a great way to reuse. Yard sales are popular when the weather begins to warm up and though they can initially be some work to set up, they are helpful for getting rid of stuff and passing it on for use elsewhere. Attention to a few details can help in hosting a green tag sale. Instead of commercial paper advertisements which… read more

All Grown Up? But What About All This Stuff?

Repurposing Baby Items

If you have had a new one enter the household, you are probably aware of how fast they tend to grow out of things. From baby gear to clothes, the time spent in them can be short-lived. Often baby’s things can be reused in a different way to extend their life and usefulness. For instance, everyday necessities like baby wipe containers can be turned into nifty organizational tools that can be labeled and easily cleaned off. Whether round or rectangular shaped, they can be repurposed to fit where they are needed. Using them as portable carriers for pencils, paper, stickers… read more

Donate Your Flash Drives

Donating USBs for charity

Flash drives are one example of computing accessories that are often left lying around. USB flash drives can be recycled, although only certain components can be salvaged. If still in good working condition, consider donating them to causes where they will be put to good use. Still usable sticks can be sent to Recycle USB where they will benefit children. Received flash drives are loaded with the Sugar Learning Platform which transforms them into mobile computer operating systems. This is a brilliant idea that comes to life at Sugar Labs, a non-profit supplier that works with another non-profit organization, the Software… read more