The birth of technology has made staying in touch with one another simple, but in staying connected with each other, there has been a loss of the connection with our planet. The increasing amount of electronic waste around us daily has demonstrated the failure in finding sustainable ways to dispose of it. Fascinated by this issue, ETL traveled to Hong Kong to document what is happening to our e-waste, and what we can do about it.
After sharing the documentary with our community, ETL was able to partner with the sustainability offices at CSB/SJU to begin a sustainable depository for e-waste within our immediate community. In addition to the depository, we also researched the best e-waste deposit centers within the Twin Cities, where the majority of our students are from, so that sustainable e-waste recycling doesn’t end upon graduation.
Beacom, Erin; Carson, Malia; Dornbach, George; Flaherty, Elizabeth; Jaszewski, Marin; Johnson, Jeff; Rudnickas, Allison; Kuhl, Mackenzie; Dornbach, Lucy; Lindquist, Grace; Nagel, Emily; Kosch, Jason; Lafeber, Brennan; Lynch, Kevin; Grunow, Margaret; Cochran, Madeline; Hogan, Olivia; Johnson, Imani-Jireh; Sane, Fatou; and Simonet, Danica, "Luen Hai: Decoding the Connection" (2017). Extending the Link (ETL). 10.