Schools and Districts: Join the State Electronics Challenge!November 3rd, 2011
Looking to reduce costs, decrease energy usage, lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce solid waste and hazardous waste, and avoid the use of toxic materials, including lead and mercury? Become a State Electronics Challenge Partner to purchase greener electronic products and manage and dispose of them with a clear conscience. It's easy and it's free.
The State Electronics Challenge (SEC) is a voluntary program that encourages schools and other public entities to:
• Purchase greener electronic products
• Reduce the impacts of electronic products during use
• Manage obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way
The SEC is modeled after the very successful Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC), and already more than 70 government entities in 28 states have signed on as SEC partners to soften the environmental footprint of their computer assets.
Why does it matter? Used and obsolete electronics, such as computers, are part of an increasing and complex waste stream that poses challenging environmental management problems. Electronic products contain a variety of hazardous components. Cathode ray tubes, circuit boards, batteries, and other components often contain toxic materials such as lead and cadmium. This growing and changing waste stream presents new challenges and responsibilities in managing products to reduce the environmental impacts associated with each phase of the electronics life cycle: procurement, operation and maintenance, and end-of-life management.
Why Become an SEC Partner? You'll receive free tools, technical assistance and support to implement change every step of the way. You'll be demonstrating environmental leadership in your community. And your actions will have meaningful and significant environmental impacts for the planet. It's easy and it's free -- registration take just 2-3 minutes.
More Information: http://www.stateelectronicschallenge.net/partner.html firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 802-254-3636