E-Waste Workshop (Postponed - Date TBD)

E-Waste Workshop (Postponed - Date TBD)
Original Event Date:
March 25, 2020
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
Event Type:
Husky Stadium
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Original Event Description

We share the growing concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking all of the precautionary measures we can. The health and well-being of our members, partners and friends is of utmost importance to us.As many other organizations determine plans to continue or postpone/cancel meetings, conferences, conventions and trade shows—where people gather in large groups—we have decided to postpone our E-Waste Workshop, originally scheduled for March 25th at University of Washington in Seattle.Our Program Partner, e-Stewards, is a key supporter of our E-Waste program and the decision was made in tandem with them postponing their Leadership Council meetings. We will send out an email with new dates as soon as we know more about how the situation with the virus will evolve.Thank you for your understanding. The Green Sports Alliance is committed to collaborating and sharing better practices to help develop robust sustainability programs for sports teams and venues that lessen environmental impacts, support a strong bottom line, and engage the communities that support us. The Alliance in conjunction with our partner, e-Stewards, is pleased to announce the development of an updated E-Waste Program to provide guidelines and resources to reduce the environmental impacts of electronics for all sports facilities and organizations. On March 25th we will launch our updated E-Waste Playbook and offer a FREE workshop in Seattle focused on e-waste.

Hosted By: University of Washington Athletics Sustainability

Where: Husky Stadium, Jim Houston Boardroom, west end of stadium adjacent to the Dawg Pack Entrance

When: March 25th from 2-5pm

Who: Those responsible for procurement, maintenance, and end-of-life of electronics at sports facilities, universities, schools, fitness/rec centers, and more.

Cost: FREE! Registration is required on our Eventbrite page here.

Thank you to our Host, University of Washington Athletics Sustainability!

Program Objectives:

The objective of the Alliance E-Waste Program is to provide organizations with resources and best practices to make environmentally preferable decisions regarding electronics, from purchase to end of life. This program specifically addresses the unique circumstances related to electronics, such as:

  • Selecting and purchasing electronics: Understanding and using trusted electronics certifications, including a glossary of recommended accreditations
  • Keeping up with innovation: How to evaluate new technologies that reduce environmental impacts
  • Hosting community wide e-waste collection drives: How to develop environmentally focused fan and community engagement projects while creating opportunities for sponsorship activations and mitigating environmental hazards, including a step-by-step guide to organizing your own
  • Maintenance strategies: How to prolong the life of your equipment
  • Responsible recycling methods: Locating and using e-Stewards ® certified recyclers

For questions and additional information, please contact Kelley Martin. We look forward to having you join us! Register here.

Playbook & Workshop Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Garrett Wong for more information.

Thank you to our Program Partner, e-Stewards!

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The e-Stewards initiative defines and promotes responsible electronics reuse and recycling best practices worldwide. The organization is a global team of individuals, institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governmental upholding a safe, ethical, and globally responsible standard for e-waste recycling and refurbishment. The e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment is a comprehensive set of performance requirements created specifically for the electronics recycling and asset recovery industries, and other processors, set into the framework of the global environmental management system standard known as ISO 14001.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors:

· e-Stewards · University of Washington Athletics Sustainability

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