Saturday, November 28, 2009

Green Computing

Northern Ohio's underfunded schools lack the technology resources needed to prepare our students to compete in the 21st century. Our school districts' unacceptably low student-to-computer ratio (14:1) inhibits student performance in state testing and accompanying funding opportunities. Without enough computers in our schools, we are also missing out on the chance to cultivate a top-quality workforce for our region.

OneCommunity is helping to close the digital gap in Northern Ohio schools and provide our region's organizations with an environmentally friendly, cost-effective solution for computer disposal with Green Computing. Our technology recycling initiative keeps unwanted computers and other technology resources out of landfills by refurbishing them for use in classrooms across Northeast Ohio.

To learn more about how your unwanted computers can be put to use in Northern Ohio schools click here.

Ohio’s Recycling Resources

OMEx: Ohio’s Materials Exchange (OMEx) is an informational forum fostering the lawful exchange, reuse and recycling of otherwise waste industrial materials. OMEx publishes no-cost materials wanted and available ads for the purpose of facilitating exchanges for users who then work out the details of payment, transportation and storage. Ads are placed, and updated, by the listing entities. Information provided through OMEx is supplied by the listing party. OMEx began in 1998. It is administered by the Association of Ohio Recyclers (AOR)and funded through the Ohio Department of Development’s Ohio Energy Office.

The Association of Ohio Recyclers (AOR) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade organization, founded in 1989, promoting waste reduction, reuse and recycling. AOR is nonpolitical and nonpartisan.

AOR produces a quarterly newsletter called the AOR Review. In this newsletter, we feature stories that you have submitted and articles regarding the recycling and waste prevention industry across the state and nation. Click hereif you would like to purchase advertising space in this newsletter.

We've also gathered
resources that will be helpful to you and have also placed our newsletter, the AOR Reviewonline for you to download.