Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oklahoma eGov News Report: Green Edition

Oklahoma State Capitol
9am - 4pm | Wed, April 22 | Earth Day

We are re posting this special edition of the Oklahoma eGov News Report honoring Earth Day on April 22, 2009.

Oklahoma's online services reduced paper consumption amongst state agencies by over 35.9 million sheets of paper since January, 2007.

Go Green Oklahoma News eRecycle Your Used Electronics* at the State Capitol on Earth Day. Click here to view the eRecycle webcast video.

Donations received benefit American soldiers and adults and children with disabilities

Oklahoma residents and businesses are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day by eRecycling electronics* at the Oklahoma State Capitol south entrance on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 from 9am to 4pm. The upcoming event is sponsored by and will benefit two charities: Cell Phones for Soldiers and AMBUCS ASK Project.

"By hosting this event, we aim to increase awareness about eRecycling and further efforts in reducing the amount of electronic material that ends up in landfills," said Governor Brad Henry. "This is a great way to help the environment and promote a wonderful cause."

The first 250 donors will receive a tree seedling to plant and give back to our environment. Additionally all donors will receive a tax receipt. Donors can deliver their used electronic equipment* at the south entrance of the State Capitol. An area will be available to assist donors in unloading equipment.

*The following electronics are accepted for donation. State and stolen property will not be accepted.

* Cell Phones
* Power cords
* Pentium-level computer
* 3.5; floppy disks
* Color monitors
* Hard disk drives
* Mice
* CD-ROM drives
* Keyboards
* Motherboards
* VGA or SVGA monitors
* Memory chips

About Cell Phones for Soldiers
Cell Phones for Soldiers collects cash donations and old cell phones. The cell phones are recycled for cash and the proceeds are used to buy prepaid calling cards for our soldiers serving in the Middle East. Their goal is to provide US soldiers with a way to call home for free. For more information, please visit the Cell Phones For Soldiers site.

About AMBUCS Share4Life Komputers Project
The AMBUCS Share4Life Komputers Project, based out of Norman, OK, refurbishes donated computers and gives them to children and adults with disabilities at no charge. For more information, please visit the Sooner Ambucs website.

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