Some folks doing a treesit in Humboldt County have started a blog to document their experiences. Wireless network from the treetops! Pretty smart way to make their own media. Wired has a story on it that’s making the rounds.
The San Jose Mercury News just published a very disturbing and eye-opening story called Where Computers Go To Die which tells the story of how waste computers are being exported to China, where their improper disposal is a major toxic waste and human health catastrophe in the making.
The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition first documented this in their report Exporting Harm.
Want some things you can do about it? For starters — buy greener computing gear. You can also endorse SVTC’s “Electronics Take It Back! Platform” which calls for manufacturers to take more responsibility for post-consumer electronics waste.