In the Community: Free Geek

Last Friday, members of Sellwood’s team spent the afternoon volunteering at Free Geek, a local nonprofit devoted to transforming technology into opportunity. By our estimation, we took apart 25 desktop computers, 10 ancient servers, and dozens of modems, reducing obsolete technology to its component parts, so that they could be responsibly recycled.

Free Geek’s mission is “to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.” We are proud to be part of that community.

We are a competitive bunch. If we had to declare winners of the event, they would be:

  • Ruthie, for deconstructing the most computers (15);
  • Charlie, for total weight recycled (hundreds of pounds); and
  • Nick, for sheer volume of devices pulled apart (countless modems and power cords)

Thanks to Free Geek for hosting us.