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There’s a lot we can do to improve our use of computers, both as individuals and as part of a community. Not only is it better for the environment, but it’s fun and empowering.
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- The problems of e-waste
- What you can do.
- Computers into the hands of people who need them
- Learn more
- Have more control over your life
- Get involved with interesting people
- Can get working
The problem is described by Annie Leonard (“The Story of Stuff”) in a video called “The Story of Electronics“:
In Transition, we look for ways to
To use one’s computer skills to help bridge the digital divide.
To be environmentally responsible. Massive amounts of energy and raw materials are required to manufacture our electronic gadgets.
To gain control over our lives. Be an active creator, rather than a passive consumer.
Cheaper and in some cases, much cheapter. For less than $50, you can have a laptop computer that will meet most of your needs.