City Of Ashland, Office of the Mayor

A Proclamation

WHEREAS, an increased number of obsolete and unused computers, monitors and printers accumulate in attics, garages, storerooms, closets and basements;

WHEREAS, these obsolete and unused computers, monitors and printers represent a serious threat to our environment by accumulating in landfills and potentially releasing hazardous metals; and

WHEREAS, some of these computers may be made useful with hardware upgrades and open source software; and

WHEREAS, upgrading and restoring these computers presents a valued educational opportunity; and

WHEREAS, these upgraded computers may make possible access to digital technology by individuals and organizations who otherwise may not have such accessing thus enriching our community;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Fred P. Schnook, Mayor of the City of Ashland, do hereby proclaim that Saturday, November 2, 2002, be designated as Computer Recycle Day in the City of Ashland