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VOLUNTEER SERVICE Mary Jo Fruechtel / CIS 120 / 20079 MISSION STATEMENT FREE GEEK IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT RECYCLES TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE COMPUTERS, EDUCATION AND JOB SKILLS TRAINING IN EXCHANGE FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY CENTER PROBLEM

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VOLUNTEER SERVICE

Mary Jo Fruechtel / CIS 120 / 20079


MISSION STATEMENT

FREE GEEK IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT RECYCLES TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE COMPUTERS, EDUCATION AND JOB SKILLS TRAINING IN EXCHANGE FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

COMMUNITY

TECHNOLOGY

CENTER


PROBLEM

  • Computer life cycle is very short, 3-5 years

  • By 2005, 63 million PCs will be retired

  • In 1998, of 20 million obsolete PCs only 6% were recycled


PROBLEM

  • We are throwing away resources and generating pollution.

  • Cathode ray tubes from the monitor, circuit boards, batteries, and mercury switches all contain toxic materials, including lead, mercury, cadmium, and chromium.


RECYCLING

  • Recycling computers - very time consuming

  • One ton of electronic boards contains in #s

  • 600 of PLASTIC, 90 of IRON, 65 of LEAD, 22 of ANTIMONY,

  • 286 of COPPER, 44 of TIN, 40 of NICKEL,

  • AND ONE OF GOLD

  • One pound of gold is worth $6,000


PROBLEM TWO

  • Many people lack the means to own a computer

  • Those in the lowest income levels need computer skills in our changing world


THE MARRIAGE

  • Volunteers donate their time in the time consuming recycling process and earn a computer by learning in the classroom how to put one together

  • The recycling process diverts used computer equipment from the landfills


VOLUNTEERING

  • To earn a FREEK BOX computer system

  • 24 hours of

  • Logging in donations

  • Recycling-Salvaging

  • Testing equipment


WHO

  • Founded in April of 2000

  • Local community organi-zation

  • operates the Community Technology Center in SE Portland

  • Staffed by local computer geeks and volunteers

  • Open from 12pm to 8pm Tuesday - Saturday


WHERE

LOCATED AT 1731 SE 10TH AVE


HOW IT WORKS

  • Donated equipment is registered

  • Monitors are a $10 fee

  • “Gizmos” are logged into data bases

  • Macs are saved for Eugene recycler


HOW IT WORKS

Components that pass the screening process are tested and stored.


SALVAGING & RECYCLING

  • Obsolete or broken equipment is broken down for recycling or

Salvaged for valuable parts


RECYCLING

Our industrial recycling partners collect the scrap.

97% scrap is reused


STATISTICAL DATA

FREE GEEK has accepted the donation of over 40,000 used computers since Nov. 2000.


EDUCATION

Volunteers earn their computer system and an introductory class. Members who “graduate” from the member program can become eligible to take the FREEK BOX build class…learning how to build their computers from used parts.


Programs & Classes

USE OF BASIC APPLICATIONS

COMPUTER PROGRAMING (PERL)

PRINTER & MONITOR REPAIR

SOON TO TEACH:

NETWORK ADMINISTRATION

SECURITY


My initial reception was questionable because there were a flood of volunteers at that time.

You tour the site

Sign up for your first work day.

Report for work-I logged in Gizmos. I learned a lot about the different components.

You punch in and out to keep track of your hours.

You can only schedule one work session at a time.

My third work day was in recycling. This can be therapeutic or very physical. You learn how to take the components apart. I did not enjoy this as much.

My Experience


SOURCES

www. Freegeek.org

Free geek brochure

Free geek presentation

www.recycles.org/byte/news/news-72.htm

http://azcentral.com/news/0420computer20.html


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