Monday, April 16, 2012

Every day is Earth Day at SHI

Earth Day is April 22, but we like to stick to a green initiative all year round. In fact, you might remember our post on our new solar panel array, and when we designed our new data center. Our next green move is to help the community properly dispose of their old hardware.

On April 20, SHI is partnering with Guardian Data Destruction to offer safe, effective disabling and recycling of old hardware for SHI employees and our neighbors who live or work in Franklin Township.

Don't think recycling your old electronics is that important? Think again. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that between 2000 and 2007, 500 million computers (alone!) were discarded. When that happens, mixtures of hazardous and toxic chemicals such as lead and mercury can trickle into the groundwater and be released into the air. Most of these chemicals release dioxins, which can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, and have been known to cause cancer.

No need to worry! Organizations like Guardian Data Destruction know how to disable and recycle your old hardware to prevent toxic chemicals from leaking into the air. So come out on Friday, April 20th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and take your recyclables to the Guardian truck, stationed at SHI's East parking lot.

But there's more going on than just recycling. SHI will also be scouring the crowd for creative, driven folks to begin their career at SHI. As Thai announced on Fox Business News last week, we're hiring! An SHI rep will be onsite during the event collecting resumes. And if you need any persuasion on whether or not to look into a job with us, take a look at why we were named one of the best places to work in N.J. by NJBiz.

See you next Friday!

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