AZStRUT is partnering with the Arizona State Library and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to start a laptop lending program, with an emphasis on laptop lending access in rural Arizona libraries. AZStRUT donated over 250 laptops, valued at $25,000, to 10 rural Arizona libraries to create these technology lending programs. The Arizona State Library is
The recipient of this year's Jim Lynch Award is AFTRR’s very own Charles Brennick. His nonprofit, Seattle based InterConnection is a very successful nonprofit refurbishment center. Interconnection was founded in 1999 by Charles and started as one of the few refurbishers to supply thousands of PCs to low income area schools and nonprofits in developing countries.
The Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse will be conducting a three hour set of presentations and a general meeting at the 2016 Electronics Reuse Conference to be held in Houston, Texas on October 24 thru 26, 2016. (http://www.ereuseconference.com/) AFTRR members attending this conference qualify for a $50 deduction from the registration fee by using code
Tracy Moore shares updated statistics on just how wide the digital divide remains in certain parts of the US. The three-legged stool analogy is used to explain what the primary ingredients for success must be. Read more at: http://theweek.com/articles/629994/digital-divide-much-wider-than-think
Representatives from seven nonprofit refurbishers along with representatives from the National Cristina Foundation established the Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (AFTRR)