In another post on the computer recycling Green4Good™ program, I introduced the IT Asset Disposition opportunity as well as the new Green4Good Lease, which offers schools and school boards a unique and cost-effective way to acquire much-needed technology by leasing Green4Good refurbished computers. These computers are refurbished as a more environmentally friendly alternative to straightforward computer recycling and as a way to help Canadian businesses dispose of decommissioned assets in a cost-effective manner that can also provide cash and new technology to selected charities. However, even refurbished computers 'run out of gas' at some point, so what happens to one of these refurbished computers down the road when it finally reaches the end of its useful life? To help ensure that Green4Good refurbished computers don't end up in a landfill site somewhere or get shipped to some third-world country, Compugen Finance has arranged with Friends of the Earth (FoE) Canada to provide a toll-free hotline that computer users can call to learn the location of the nearest facility that offers certified, government-sanctioned computer recycling. "Schools and school boards will already have made a good environmental decision by using refurbished Green4Good computers, and we'll be glad to hear from them when they are ready to take the next step of finding the ultimate computer recycling service," says Bea Olivastri, CEO for FoE Canada. "The hotline is a great way to reduce the impact on the environment from electronics." FoE Canada is a charitable, non-profit environmental organization that works with others to inspire the renewal of our communities and the Earth, through research, education and advocacy. It is the Canadian voice for FoE International, the world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 70 national member groups. FoE Canada is already an Advocate and participating charity in the Green4Good program, which they refer to as their Green Circle Fund. "The Green4Good program is the essence of green frugality – extending the life of products that are costly to the environment to produce and even costlier to dispose of if done improperly," adds Olivastri. "Friends of the Earth is inspired by working with Compugen on this program to help Canada's businesses do their best to protect the planet and its people." To help initiate the disposition process, every Green4Good refurbished computer will bear the sticker shown here, depicting the Green4Good and FoE logos and the toll-free phone number. To help initiate the disposition process, every Green4Good refurbished computer will bear the sticker shown here, depicting the Green4Good and FoE logos and the toll-free phone number. If you'd like more information on a Green4Good Lease or on how the Green4Good program can help you deal with the challenges of end-of-life IT assets, feel free to e-mail me or call me at 905-695-8237.