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Your decision: Does your dead or dying computer cause harm or good?

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Your decision: Does your dead or dying computer cause harm or good?

An unexpected phone call yesterday created a wonderful connection between the environment, sensory health and helping charities.

I had to share this with you right away.

Get this: you can support charities and not-for-profits, make the earth healthier and perhaps reduce the incidence of pollution-related conditions by a slight change in your behaviour, the behaviour of your friends, and the behaviour of your work place.

All this without too much effort and no dollars. 


Science has said there is a link between autism and pollution, as well has other health conditions.


Computers and other electronics contain hard to find minerals and toxic waste. Throwing them into the garbage is not only unsafe but could also deny an opportunity for charities and not-for-profits to receive a refurbished computer for free.


Across much of Canada, the Electronic Recycling Association ( fulfills its vision “To foster a better community by reducing electronic waste and enabling the non-profit sector achieve excellence by providing for their IT needs through computer donating and computer recycling.”


Do you or your friends have an old computer that should be reincarnated? What about where you work?


Do you know of a charity or not-for-profit that needs a computer?


If so contact Or if the doesn’t service your area, ask around. Maybe there is a similar organization. 


Sending toxic waste and wasting hard-to-find mineral to the landfill sounds questionable at best, especially if it could be repurposed to help others


To me, caring for the environment is a no brainer. We need a healthy world if we want to be healthy.


Are you spending too much time in front of the computer? Maybe our Pressure Activated Vibrator is just what you need. It works using batteries or by USB.


If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.     ~Ellen DeGeneres


The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.     ~Richard Rogers


We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.     ~Margaret Mead


To get large scale buy in, caring for the environment has to be as easy as possible.


I remember a friend telling me that her kids did not believe in recycling. She had made a beautiful and convenient recycling centre in her garage. All the kids had to do was take the items into the garage and put the items into the right bin. The two of us listening to her started to giggle. Her definition of ‘convenient’ didn’t sound very convenient when a garbage can is close by. She now has a truly convenient recycling area and her kids have become recyclers.


Have you come up with any changes that were convenient once set up?


Since I like to be kind to the environment but lead a busy life, just like you, I would love to hear more convenient-and-effective ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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