Here’s a really interesting approach to job skills training for homeless people, combined with e-waste recycling. Wilderness Technology Alliance (Wildtech) and CCNV are hosting an eCycling event next Thursday in conjunction with the NTEN Conference’s Day of Service. Wildtech has a worthy mission to “pioneer character and technology education programs through service learning.” As a result of this eCycling event, Homeless and unemployed people will have the opportunity to learn job skills and earn an income by refurbishing computers that will be provided to low-income families, and unusable electronics will be recycled.
It’s free to drop off “surplus computers, monitors, printers, empty toner & ink cartridges and peripherals,” although a donation is suggested. They also request that you give them a heads up about what you’ll be dropping off.
They’re accepting e-waste from 7am to 6pm next Thursday, March 17, at Community of Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) Homeless Shelter, 425 Second Street NW, Washington DC 20001 (rear parking lot accessible from “E” street near 2nd NW). No, it’s not coincidence that a “greening” event is scheduled for St. Patty’s Day!
Props to Wildtech-CCNV for a worthy and creative effort, and something worth our community’s support!