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PSA: Non Profit Computer Recycler in Oregon needs a Logo Design
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: October 29, 2007 07:53PM
This is a cut and paste from an email I received from a friend of mine in Oregon who runs a Non Profit Computer Re-Use & Recycling center in Eugene. This grandmother started her "recycling" business in her garage, repairing donated equipment and placing it back into the community by giving systems to families that could not afford to buy a computer, and has grown into the largest electronics recycler in Oregon! She has need of some volunteer design work, if anyone here is interested please drop her a note...

"As a member of the DEQ workgroup that is creating how the new e-waste
recycling law will be implemented in Oregon, I have to say, I am more than a
bit discouraged. I don¹t do discouraged well! In the beginning of 2007, our
Governor issued a proclamation in which reuse is to be promoted in State
agencies, but, the new law is shaping up to be exclusively a recycling bill.
Bill the Cat sez "ACK" to that and so do I!

Myself and other refurbishers in the DEQ workgroup are working to stop the
wholesale shredding of electronics, but, it is a tough battle.

So, to be proactive, and not assume our community would prefer to shred
before reuse, I am looking for a volunteer graphic designer to help us
design a logo that is specific for electronics reuse.
Other refurbishers are
working on this too-especially in CA and Washington, where shredding is the
way it is all going (refurbishers in CA report having to BUY CRT monitors
for the computers they gift to the community. Blasphemy!).

I know there is some fabulous highly skilled graphic designer out there just
chomping at the bit to help us in our media campaign to turn the tide of

If you know of anyone who would be interested, or you personally are just
itching to help in the cause, call me! I have examples of what other
refurbishers are starting to do nationally, and I know we could create a fab
campaign that community members will see in their sleep! I see bumper
stickers! Lapel pins! Sew on badges!

Come on and join me in the campaign to stop wholesale shredding of reusable
computers and other electronics! Help me now!

> Reusing just one computer with a CRT monitor saves:
> * 30 lbs of hazardous waste
> * 77 lbs of solid waste
> * 147 lbs (17.5 gallons) of water from being polluted
> * 32 tons of air from being polluted
> * 1,333 lbs of CO2 from being emitted
> * 7,719 kilowatts of energy
> Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Yours in ReUse solidarity!

Lorraine Kerwood Executive Director, NextStep Recycling ~
World Computer Exchange Coordinator, Oregon Office ~
Committee Chair, Lane County Resource Recovery Advisory Committee
Member, City of Eugene Sustainability Commission
Lane County Master Recycler
National Recycling Coalition recipient of the Tom McClure Award for
Outstanding Community and Environmental Leadership, 2007
A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
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2101 West 10th Avenue Eugene, OR 97402 OPEN: TUESDAY - SATURDAY: 10:00 AM
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Aloha, Ken

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Re: PSA: Non Profit Computer Recycler in Oregon needs a Logo Design
Posted by: papercup
Date: October 29, 2007 08:20PM
Non-profits use clip art, unless they are the Catholic church.
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Re: PSA: Non Profit Computer Recycler in Oregon needs a Logo Design
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 29, 2007 11:37PM
Heck, even "For-Profits" use clip art if it means saving a few bucks.

How about burning computers?
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Re: PSA: Non Profit Computer Recycler in Oregon needs a Logo Design
Posted by: SLM
Date: October 30, 2007 02:36PM
She does great work, I got a 7200 off her about 7 years back and it is still kicking ass.

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