Computers 4 Charity George established Computers 4 Charity on behalf of Microsoft (see the personal video from Bill Gates) and works in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC). Our donors are government departments, multinationals, education bodies and organisations of all kinds. We don’t just datawipe … we upgrade older devices to use modern software and donate free-of-charge for re-use over ½ that we receive to other charities, recycle as few as possible and waste none. Donations reduce CO2 emissions: we dismantle, refurbish, rebuild and upgrade devices, doubling their working lives from 5 to 10 years. Our beneficiaries are: • Young carers • Homeless youth • Hospice patients • Charity volunteers • Unemployed veterans • Bereaved Forces children • UK charities supporting schools in Africa
About this speaker
George Cook has been data-wiping, refurbishing and upgrading ICT equipment since 1996, for 26 years. Each device given a true 2nd life through upgrade means a new one does not have to be manufactured and over 80% of a computer’s carbon footprint is in its production; every refurbished laptop saving the planet from 150kg of CO2 emissions and each desktop 250kg of CO2. This is real, tangible and substantial CO2 reduction. If you are interested in reducing your ICT Carbon Footprint and some tips on how to achieve Net Zero ... listen in!