Metro Vancouver was honoured with the Environmental Leadership award at the BC Technology for Learning Society’s donor recognition event.
The BC Technology for Learning Society is a registered charity that collects donations of used computers and laptops from governments and businesses, then refurbishes them for distribution to schools, libraries, low-income families, and others around the province.
Since 2008, Metro Vancouver has donated over 2,000 used computers and laptops. Donating used computers puts valuable equipment in the hands of those who need it and helps keep those items out of the waste stream. BC Tech estimates that Metro Vancouver’s donations have saved over 480,000 kilograms of fossil fuels, 44,000 kilograms of chemicals, and 10,000 tons of water compared to purchasing new equipment.
Check out this video to learn more about Metro Vancouver’s involvement with the BC Technology for Learning Society.