Thursday, October 4, 2012

Terra Blight film screening on e-waste, October 10, 5:30pm

Did you know that e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world? More than 200,000 computers are discarded every day in America!

Join us on Wednesday October 10th in the HUB room 145 at 5:30pm for a film screening of the new documentary Terra Blight.

Terra Blight traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal, and juxtaposes the disparate worlds with computers as their centers. From a 13-year-old Ghanaian who smashes obsolete monitors to salvage copper, to a 3,000-person video game party in Texas, Terra Blight examines the unseen realities of one of the most ubiquitous toxic wastes on our planet.

The producers of the film will be in attendance at the screening, and the hour long film will be followed by a Q&A where you will have an opportunity to chat with the producers about the making of the film and their experiences with electronic waste. Additional information on the film can be found on the attached flyer or on our website at:

The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office will also be showing the film on October 22nd as part of our third annual Sustainability Summit at UW Seattle, and we will be hosting a free electronics recycling event on October 24th during our Summit exhibitor fair on Red Square. UW faculty, staff and students will be able to recycle their personal electronic items for free thanks to our e-waste recycler Total Reclaim. More information on the Summit events can be found on our website: