[ubuntu-us-mi] Computer recycling

Jeremy Leonard jeremy.b.leonard at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 04:36:08 BST 2008

There is a company in Dexter by the name of ReCellular that deals with 
recycling cell phones. It might be worth contacting somebody there to 
see if they would like to sponsor or be a part of a program like this.


Robert Citek wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:13 AM, Josh <jpdreamcenter at comcast.net> wrote:
>> The idea was to take older, out of date systems that people are junking, breath some
>> life into them with Ubuntu and give them away to folks who otherwise
>> could not get anything, schools, church, whatever could use and/or
>> appreciate them. I thought it was a great way to keep from feeding the
>> landfills, a great way to give a bit of a helping hand to some folks
>> that may need it, a good way to promote Ubuntu, linux, and FOSS in
>> general, a way to build some skills, and a bit of fun tinkering.
> Check out FreeGeek[1,2] and ByteWorks[3,4].  IIRC, there are a few
> other groups in the SF Bay Area that do something similar.  Those may
> be models to emulate or at least learn from their successes/mistakes.
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Geek
> [2] http://www.freegeek.org/index.php
> [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bworks
> [4] http://byteworks.bworks.org/
> Regards,
> - Robert

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