What Do I Really Know?: My Failed Knowledge About Electronic Recycling

December 1st, 2009

Every quarter we are fortunate enough to have students from Stanford University intern here at SVTC.  In the upcoming weeks, the students will be blogging about their experiences at SVTC and their thoughts about e-waste and sustainable technology. What Do I Really Know?: My Failed Knowledge About Electronics Recycling It was a simple question. Frustratingly …

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Video Contest 2009

July 27th, 2009

When Sheila, our executive director, told me that we wanted to have a video contest on e-waste I was so excited and couldn’t wait to start putting everything together. But then it occurred to me that I didn’t know where to start. The videos had to be short and about e-waste – that I knew. …

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Clichés to Save the Day!

April 22nd, 2009

…a picture is worth a thousand words. That being said, SVTC has launched our first ever video contest to start today, Earth Day, to draw attention to the devastating impacts that e-waste has on the environment and communities. We are eager to have creative individuals who care about this issue help create awareness.

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A Look Back at Our 2008 Benefit

November 22nd, 2008

The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) would like to thank sponsors, guests, and supporters for making our 2008 Benefit a success!

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Photos from India

October 10th, 2008

Members of SVTC, Chintan, and Saahas at a meeting in India Serena, an SVTC intern, in India sipping from a coconut. Women in Bangalore, India, dismantling and processing electronic waste. A pile of electronic waste at a recycling facility in India. Binod (left) of Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group and Luc (right) of GTZ. …

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Corporations need to be held responsible

September 3rd, 2008

For the past two days we have had a number of meetings with both government and NGOs (non-governmental organizations, i.e. non-profits). Some interesting and some disheartening. I will not give specifics to protect the innocent and the…not so innocent. We had a meeting with the Secretary Department of Environment National Capitol Delhi – who well, …

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This is India…

September 1st, 2008

We landed in Bangalore today – considered to be the Silicon Valley of India. There were no huge skyscrapers with names of electronics corporations like in Hong Kong – but this is India. We traveled with two members of the Chintan staff as well as a recycler they have been working with. Our first meeting …

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