We strive to reduce e-waste by reusing and recycling digital debris. We have device collection boxes within our community to collect the e-waste and then repair/resell/recycle them.
We are a group of students from NIST International School who have dedicated ourselves to diminish electronic waste in our community by recycling, repairing and upcycling electronic devices.
As electronic devices are very prominent in the modern world, there would be a massive amount of waste produced once devices break or get too old. For example, new models of phones are released every year, this encourages people to discard. These older phones are either thrown away in landfill (which produces a lot of e-waste considering the human population with electronic devices ), or kept in a drawer and forgotten. These older models could still be valuable as they are still functioning or elements in the parts could be used. Our service group strives to reduce e-waste by repairing or reselling these devices. This would help to reduce digital debris. The profit that we make would be donated to the NIST Development Bank in order to support other new service groups that work towards responsible consumption and production (SDG12).
Which UN Sustainable Development Goals Do We Support?
To provide a clear context for the aims of service groups at NIST, we align our projects to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations.” This NIST group supports the following goals:
Goal 12 aims to achieve economic growth and sustainable development requires that we urgently reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. Electronic device usage is one of the biggest contributors to e-waste worldwide, if we focus on reducing e-waste, we would help diminish a significant amount of trash.
Key Contacts & Experts
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Sustainability & Transparency
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Funds Raised (THB)
Amount of money we raise Auction
Our long term goal is enable young kids with special needs a platform to express themselves through art.
95% of all funds and resources raised have been directly funneled to the beneficiary communities.
Steps with Theera
The facility will have financial support which will enable them to improve their materials that are used for specially abled people in daily basis.
EG) Art Auction that was held in March 22nd
Specially abled children in the community of Steps with Theera will engage with weekly art session.
EG) Weekly Art Session
Offered to have time and space to create art projects, where they can improve or challenge on their art skills
Able to create a bond with involved and extended communities outside of NIST, and grow emotional character as well as communication skill and leadership
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