A Beautiful & Successful My Green IT Day

On April 27, 2011 Nitro IT Business Solutions partnered with TechnoPlanet, Tripp Lite, and Andash Property Management to bring My Green IT Day to Ottawa. Simple ideas that benefit everyone – and helps the environment.

MyGreenITDay.com was created to help IT businesses give back to the environment by partnering with industry leading technology companies who specialize in environmentally-friendly disposal, repair and repurposing of obsolete and non-functioning technology equipment. It is their belief that if every business held one 'Green IT Day' per year, it would help keep landfills and our drinking water safe from pollutants used in the manufacture of older computers, printers, faxes, networking components, peripherals, etc.

“It is fantastic every time we see a reseller hosting a My Green IT Day. Thanks to Nitro and their caring employees, a lot of e-waste was diverted from the Ottawa landfills and recycled properly. It is also great to see vendors like Tripplite stepping up to support the resellers' environmentally friendly activities” Comments Julian Lee, President of TechnoPlanet and its MY Green IT Day initiative.

 “From the adoption of both the RoHS and WEEE directives to our constant search for more green materials to use in our packaging and batteries, Tripp Lite is always looking for ways to become more earth-friendly.   When we were approached with the opportunity to participate as a sponsor in ‘My Green IT Day’ we knew it would be a perfect match” said Eric Diehl, Vice President of Sales –Canada.  “Social responsibility is often overlooked when it comes to the bottom line, so it was a great and pleasant surprise that so many in our community came out to support our efforts to help make the IT industry a little greener.”

Tons of technology equipment waste continues to fill up our landfills and pollute our environment every day. This Nitro-specific My Green IT Day movement encouraged people to do something simple to reduce the impact of IT waste on the environment––it was a great success! A very special thank-you to our sponsors and to all that participated––we could not have done it with out you

 

Visit Nitro at http://nitroitnews.blogspot.com/2011/04/beautiful-successful-my-green-it-day.html and http://www.nitro.ca/greenitday.html#9 To learn more about My Green IT Day visit www.mygreenitday.com

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