Nice story at CNN…. Dumpster diving + computer = 100 trees–
Jude Ndambuki teaches high school chemistry, but when he’s not in class, you might find him Dumpster diving for discarded computers. For the past eight years, the Kenya native has been refurbishing computers, printers and other electronic educational resources otherwise headed for landfills, then sending them to grateful students back home. “The children in Kenya have very few resources; even a pencil is very hard to get,” said Ndambuki, 51, who lives in the New York City suburb of Dobbs Ferry. “Being one of the kids who actually experienced very dire poverty in Kenya, I feel any part that I can play to make the life of kids better, I better do it.”
In NYC alone I see at least a dozen+ computers *per day* in the trash when I go on long walks.