Green Technology Summit Heads to Europe (and It's Kind Of a Big Deal)

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Jim Lynch is TechSoup's director of green technology (here's the part where I embarrass him — he's also pretty much the man as far as electronics refurbishing and recycling goes). The events draw nonprofit and commercial refurbishers, environmentalists, policy makers, and green technology innovators, as well as international refurbishers who offer a global view of electronics refurbishing and recycling.

TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

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How Green Is Refurbished IT Equipment? Refurbished Computers in the TechSoup Global Network. NGOs and libraries all over the world need good dependable low-cost computers and several of our global partners run successful refurbished computer initiatives. To be specific, they are our partners in Australia , New Zealand , Germany , France , Italy , India , Poland , and Romania.

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Mobile for Good: Trends to Watch at Mobile World Congress

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This week, the world is gearing up for mobile's biggest global tradeshow, Mobile World Congress (MWC). Besides being a launch pad for shiny new gadgets, MWC has also been a forum for green technology news, digital inclusion efforts, low-cost smartphones, and other mobile for good innovations. Phone theft is a global epidemic – and it's only getting worse. An iPhone bought in the US for $815 is worth about $1,130 in Italy.

Solutionary Women: Alli Chagi-Starr, Ilyse Hogue, Melinda Kramer and Reem Rahim

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One is called Have Fun * Do Good , which is my personal blog; BlogHer , which is a network of women bloggers; NetSquared , which is about how nonprofits can use the social web for social change; and also the San Francisco branch of WorldChanging , which is talking about what are different solutions, particularly focusing on green solutions, happening in the Bay Area. How can we uplift people out of poverty with this new green boom and not leave some people out.