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ERA Donates to the Child of the Earth
The ERA was delighted to assist Child of the Earth- Watoto wa Ardhi with a donation of 5 laptops. This organization's mission is to bring hope to the people of the Congo through education, social and economic empowerment. These laptops will solely be used to educate the children and further the progression of the Congo community.

Child of the Earth- Watoto wa Ardhi is dedicated to changing the conditions for the better for the people of the Congo who have been affected by the conflicts. They wish to help the children who lack adequate education as they live in poverty ridden communities as well as broken homes.

"We envision a better future for the women who have always been dependent on the male figure within the culture by rendering them independent through a sustainable project that promotes entrepreneurship initiatives." said Kelly Feruzi, Director at the Child of the Earth- Watoto wa Ardhi.

Child of the Earth

If you would like to learn more about this organization, Please visit their website here.

 
Calgary Can’s Donation is Fulfilled

Calgary Can: Helping Create a Cleaner Environment

ERA was happy to provide a laptop to Calgary Can this week. It is currently being used by their fantastic volunteers to help with the day-to-day tasks within the organization. This organization is a group of Calgarians who are dedicated to reducing waste and improving recycling opportunities in Calgary by collaborating with the bottle picking community. Their vision is that bottle pickers are valued and compensated for their environmental and economic contributions, and their mission is to create a community-driven enterprise that involves and employs bottle pickers on their own terms.   Calgary Can   If you would like to learn more about this amazing organization and what they can bring to the community, please click here.
ERA Partner with Buy Social Canada
ERA, a proud Canadian non-profit organization with deep community roots, who refurbish unwanted or used electronics has recently become suppliers with a company known as Buy Social. Buy Social connects socially driven purchasers and social enterprise suppliers together, helping them build relationships which in turn generates social benefits to communities Canada-wide. “Diversity within the supply chain is essential for both a company’s workforce and the Satisfaction of its clients,” said Bojan Paduh, Founder of The Electronic Recycling Association. “By becoming a supplier, we’ll be gaining positive exposure, while helping corporations learn about the sustainability of social business ventures. We look forward to the journey ahead. ” Buy Social Canada works with social enterprises like ERA, to increase their business opportunities and grow their social impact. They Support the enhancement and growth of an organization through webinars, workshops, and consultation. Buy Social Canada is a platform to connect you to the community and promote your organization's impact locally and nation-wide. Their Mission:
  • Facilitate purchaser and supplier relationships and learning opportunities
  • Provide advice, templates, and resources to promote social purchasing policy and practice
  • Offer a certification program and support for social enterprise suppliers
  • Offer a certification program and support for businesses, government, and non-profits seeking to leverage a social value through their purchasing
ERA is looking forward to working with this organization, creating new business ventures and gaining more exposure.   Buy Social   If you are interested in learning more about Buy Social Canada, please visit: https://www.buysocialcanada.com/  
Dress for Success Calgary Receives a Donation

Dressing an Organization up with Technology

We were delighted to donate office equipment to an organization called Dress for Success. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 145 cities in 23 countries and has helped more than 925,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. This equipment will be used to help our very own Dress for Success in Calgary continue to inspire women of all ages, who are entering the workforce and may need a helping hand. Also, it will be utilized for daily data entries and office work.   Dress for Success   If you have unwanted computer equipment, consider donating it to ERA. You’ll free up useful storage space, and it could make a real difference to someone. If your equipment can’t be reused, we’ll make sure it is recycled responsibly, and regardless of the next step for your equipment we always professionally remove all data, free of charge. If you want more information on this amazing organization, please click here.
Celebrating 10 years as a Member of the Calgary Chamber

Why Becoming a Member Matters!

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’. For over ten years, ERA has offered simple solutions to help individuals and organizations prevent operational equipment from premature destruction. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment, and reuse, ERA continuously supplies charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada. We believe that reuse before recycling is critical in managing the waste created by computer hardware, and by offering industry leading data destruction for all equipment we receive, we have securely repurposed hundreds of tons of equipment. Because not everything ERA receives can be reasonably repurposed, we have partnered with certified recycling organizations to process equipment that has reached the end of its productive life. For 126 years, the Calgary Chamber has been the city’s main connector of people, ideas, and stories. As a non-partisan organization, they’ve facilitated meetings, debates, and gatherings with some of the brightest business and political minds in the city, province, and country. Their goal is to solve business problems and push the social and political agenda in the way necessary to make our city a better place to do business, regardless of political leanings or affiliations. ERA has been a member of the Calgary Chamber for over 10 years. We have benefited tremendously from this membership and continue to do so. Attending numerous networking events, leader lunches, conferences, breakfasts and much more which have played a major role in creating and building relationships with clients and non-clients throughout not only Alberta but Canada.   Some benefits when joining the chamber consist of the following: Belong As a Chamber member, you are instantly recognized as a credible, engaged member of the business community, committed to improving our economic future and sustaining our quality of life in Calgary. Save Members can benefit from thousands of dollars in discounts from their Business Savings Program on gas, couriers, insurance, banking and payroll services, office supplies, hotels, teleconferencing services as well as the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan – an affordable, stable group benefits program. Grow Gain referrals to grow your business from the Chamber team and fellow members as they promote Chamber members first. Promote The Chamber will list and promote your business online and offline. Dollar-for-dollar, your Chamber membership will likely be the best marketing investment you make this year. Connect Receive member-only pricing and exclusive access to more than 40 Breakfast and Business After Hours networking events that the Chamber produces every year – a great opportunity to build meaningful business connections and grow your client list in person. Learn Receive member-only pricing for Chamber speaking events and business development workshops facilitated by industry icons, and gain perspectives and strategies to develop your business. Market Enjoy a 50% discount as a member on digital advertising, and promote your business with a company profile on CalgaryChamber.com which receives 6,000 unique visits per month, or advertise in their weekly electronic newsletter that is sent to over 6,000 business subscribers.   ERA are proud to be Chamber members! For more information about the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Please visit https://www.calgarychamber.com/
Atlantic Freedom Ministries Receive a Donation

Helping Atlantic Freedom Ministries Help the Hurting

 
We were delighted to donate some laptops to the Atlantic Freedom Ministries. This fantastic organization help individuals who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addictions. Their mission is to help soldiers and veterans who are hurting, deal with the trauma. These laptops will be used for administration, marketing and educating others on how to assist those in need.
"We travel a lot setting people free and these laptops will be good to keep in touch with people who need the help.  Constant communication with soldiers who are struggling through our Facebook page is vital," said Keith Ivany, a representative at the Atlantic Freedom Ministries.
 Atlantic Freedom Ministries
If you have unwanted computer equipment, consider donating it to ERA. You’ll free up useful storage space, and it could make a real difference to someone. If your equipment can’t be reused, we’ll make sure it is recycled responsibly, and regardless of the next step for your equipment we always professionally remove all data, free of charge.
Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Canada: Celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Greatness 

2017 marks 150 years of Canadian history. ERA is pleased to celebrate this with fellow Canadian-owned businesses through our Canada 150 promotion.

Special offer:
Call in to book your pickup and destruction, before July 1st and receive $1.50 per hard drive destruction, this promotion expires July 2nd.
Let's create a cleaner and healthier environment for another 150 years!
Canada 150  

We wish you and your family a very special Canada Day from team ERA!

ERA Educates Jennie Elliott School

Educating the Future of Tomorrow - Jennie Elliott School

ERA had the pleasure of presenting to the Jennie Elliott School's 5th-grade class in Calgary, about the importance of going green and technology. Jennie Elliott School is a dynamic learning community that is characterized by academic excellence, the building of responsible student behavior and strong partnerships with families. Students are both challenged and nurtured to develop their own learning strengths and they are constantly encouraged to take on leadership roles within the classroom and school at large. Jennie Elliott School Our presentation consists of the following: 
  • Introduction to ERA
  • About our Founder
  • Our Mission and Vision
  • Reuse Vs Recycle
  • What hazard materials are in each of your technology?
  • Our Programs and Community Initiatives
  • Service Overview
  • Partnerships
  • Pop Quiz  and Prizes
ERA combine the visual and practical aids within each of our presentations, which keep the children engaged and interested in the topic at hand. We believe that the children of today are the future of tomorrow, so why not educate them! If your school is interested in ERA presenting and educating your students, please email [email protected] for more information.
ERA: Members of the Edmonton Chamber

ERA: Getting the most out of your Chamber Membership! 

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’. For over ten years, ERA has offered simple solutions to help individuals and organizations prevent operational equipment from premature destruction. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment, and reuse, ERA continuously supplies charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada. We believe that reuse before recycling is critical in managing the waste created by computer hardware, and by offering industry leading data destruction for all equipment we receive, we have securely repurposed hundreds of tons of equipment. Because not everything ERA receives can be reasonably repurposed, we have partnered with certified recycling organizations to process equipment that has reached the end of its productive life. We have been members of the Edmonton Chamber for numerous years and continue to use their valuable services to our advantage. The Edmonton Chamber has become a part of doing business in Edmonton, offering policy advocacy, education and networking events, growth opportunities and numerous services to its members. The Edmonton Chamber is proud to have been passionately involved in the formation of our great city. The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is to create the best environment for business. They work to achieve this mission through three primary brand pillars: Advocate They influence positive change that benefits your business by advocating all levels of government. Educate They encourage and support positive growth for your business by offering valuable educational experiences taught by industry experts. Connect They provide businesses with access to the broadest network of local business communities in the Edmonton region.   ERA has benefited immensely from the Edmonton Chamber in many ways. We have increased our exposure through outlets such as e-blasts, link exchanges, and articles, networking events, conferences and much more. ERA are proud to be Chamber members! For more information about the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Please visit https://www.edmontonchamber.com/   member
ERA: Your Platform for Media

ERA becomes the Source of PR for Partners and Organizations

Calgary, Canada – ERA, a Non-Profit Organization with deep community roots, it is their “reuse” focus and donation activities which set them apart from others in this sector. They are dedicated to partnering with local businesses and corporations in search of unwanted IT equipment to better the lives of those in need. While they donate, they also are a source of PR exposure for the partners, organizations, and corporations who help fill each donation request. Aware of the fact that many partners, organizations, and businesses find it extremely hard to get their platform message out there without solid PR exposure and press release drafts, ERA has the ability to write a blog, press release, article or post on social media every time a donation or partnership occurs. “We are delighted to be able to provide organizations, businesses, and partners with this fantastic opportunity to advertise their mission and vision.” Said Bojan Paduh, Founder, and CEO at the Electronic Recycling Association. “Many sadly don’t have the funds to advertise their business objectives online. We want to help grow our partner’s objectives through this opportunity that will benefit them and will act as an incentive to inspire more partnerships and donations.  Consistent press exposure is key to a successful business”. ERA sends out a number of articles, blogs, and press releases developed and edited which are sent out on a weekly basis. The team spends time manually uploading each document to the website, in addition, they upload them onto some of Canada’s well-known publications. “When a company donates IT equipment to us we want to thank them and ways we can do this is providing exposure through our online media outlets,” said Bojan Paduh. ERA partners with corporations, charitable organizations, and businesses that are passionate about helping individuals in need. Platform   If your business or organization have unwanted IT equipment, please contact [email protected], or 1.877.939.2783 (1.877.9EWASTE).