DENVER, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – For the second year, Arrow Electronics employees at the company’s global headquarters celebrated Earth Day by teaming with Denver Parks and Recreation to clean Commons Park, near downtown Denver. Arrow volunteers mulched around trees, picked up litter and pruned overgrowth at the park.
December 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ Families and nonprofit organizations on six continents received donations from Arrow Electronics and its employees during the 2018 holiday season.
“Arrow serves more than 80 countries, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support our neighbors in need during the holiday season and throughout the year,” said Chief Marketing Officer W. Victor Gao.
December 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ Arrow Electronics employees across the Americas donated time, money and food to local food banks in honor of International Volunteer Day on Dec. 5, marking the company’s largest community engagement effort to date.
For a long time, I’ve wanted to teach a course in popular literature exploring how social change is reflected in book series. When prolific authors’ works span years, even decades, you can see how social issues emerge and attitudes change. Fewer protagonists smoke. Minorities take prominent positive roles. For more than a decade, climate change has insinuated itself into the works of best-selling authors. And now there’s e-waste.
“Consumption,” another word for tuberculosis, is still a major killer even though it doesn’t get a lot of mainstream press. “Consumption” in the form of the goods and services we consume – particularly in the United States – gets a fair amount of press from the sustainability community. Consumption is a part of everyday life; overconsumption is the sticking point. Typically when we think of overconsumption we think of the associated waste – from packaging, from products discarded rather than repaired, or from supersized products or McMansions.
I enjoyed both attending and presenting at Sustainatopia in both Miami and L.A. last year. As a networking conference, it can’t be beat. This fall, Sustainatopia is coming to Boston, and my prediction is that it’ll be the best Sustainatopia to date. Why? Because here in Boston we’re rife with sustainability innovation – from clean tech to socially responsible investing – from the private sector to academia to government to nonprofits.
I’m grateful to those companies that use Earth Day as a rallying cry to bring awareness of the environmental risks associated with electronics to their employees and communities. While I emphatically believe that every day should be Earth Day, I’m fully aware that it isn’t for most people, and that the education gap remains huge.
Former IndyCar Driver and Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt to Train in Revamped SAM Car 2.0 in Preparation for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Arrow Electronics and former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt will participate in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, marking the first time that a vehicle designed for quadriplegic drivers will navigate the twists, turns and hills of a road course.
In my recent blog “Stop. Don’t Recycle That,” I put heavy emphasis on the first R of the sustainability mantra – namely, REDUCE. In our digital world, it’s easy to forget about paper and its environmental costs. I continuously get reminders from companies that insist that I should get all my information from them electronically because it’s “more green.” The truth of the matter is that it costs them a boatload less money, and the environmental savings are a bonus.
“Heavy metal” isn’t associated only with rock music. In sustainability, it refers to real metals like cadmium, mercury and lead. And we can all agree that while a little heavy metal ringing in our earphones is OK, we really don’t want to find heavy metals in our water or soil. However, they’re in the electronics we use every day.