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Green ways to get rid of cellphones and chargers
Resist the urge to throw away your old gadgets. Here’s how to recycle, donate and sell.
We would also recommend donating phones to Hope Phones. Hope Phones lets individuals, organizations, and companies give their old phones a new life on the frontlines of global health.
The project, lead by PopTech Fellow and CEO of Medic Mobile Josh Nesbit began while Nesbit was volunteering at an AIDS clinic in Malawi in 2009. While there, he witnessed firsthand how difficult it was for healthcare workers in rural areas to get access to their local healthcare facilities. Rather than field workers riding bicycles into remote areas to search for patients, or patients walking fifty miles or more seeking care, Nesbit had the idea that text messaging could save valuable time and resources. Using a laptop, 100 donated cell phones and the Open Source platform Frontline SMS, Nesbit helped set up a system so that remote healthcare workers could text medical records and other information to medical facilities. Nesbit says that in the first six months, about 150 additional patients were able to receive treatment that otherwise wouldn’t have.
"Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs."
"That’s why people like me go to conferences like Bread Loaf. Like most Americans, I live in a world that cannot see the point in work that doesn’t bring in money or instant prestige. I myself can’t see the point in work that doesn’t bring money or prestige, yet I keep doing it, day after day, year after year. At a place like Bread Loaf, I can see up close that people not all that different than me have turned this queer habit of mine into a job that gives them money and prestige. But — and this is the great secret — I also meet hundreds of other people just like me, who will never make money as writers, who will never win a Pulitzer Prize or be the poet laureate, but keep on writing because they love it. And, seeing them, I know I am not alone."
Watch now: Eben Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, shows how he is hooking a new generation of kids on computer programming. “I remember sitting down with my wife for dinner…and we had this sudden, appalling realization that we had promised 600,000 people that we would build them a $25 dollar computer.”