Reducing E-Waste

Reducing E-Waste is a important subject for both Free Geek & DLN so partnering with Free Geek is a perfect fit. Free Geek works to reuse as much donated technology as possible.

Spreading Linux

One of DLN's main goals is to spread Linux and Free Geek is helping to spread Linux by providing programs for people to obtain computers and Linux is used to power these programs.

Educating Others

Helping close the Digital Divide is important to us at DLN so we're partnering with Free Geek to enable digital access and provide education that empowers people to realize their potential.

Ready to Get Involved?

There are multiple ways: donate money on the GiveLively.org campaign or donate old technology such as laptops.

What is the DLN Gives Back Project?

When we first launched the Destination Linux Network, we announced that we wanted to partner with our growing community to find ways we could give back. So we put up a post here on the forum and asked you, the community, to provide us feedback on the charities you would like for us to work with. Free Geek was highly recommended by many of you and we’re so excited to partner with them and launch our first giving back campaign.

About Free Geek

Technology is rapidly changing. Computers, monitors, printers, and other electronics are all being replaced every few years. The resulting electronic waste — referred to as e-waste — is the fastest growing toxic waste stream in the United States. According to the EPA, roughly 2.4 million tons of e-waste are created each year. Free Geek is where retired electronic devices can find new life.

Free Geek staff and volunteers work hard to refurbish the electronics we receive. We maintain strict data security standards when processing any data-bearing devices that pass through our facility. By choosing us as your e-cycler, your electronics will be properly disposed, or given back to the community through our digital inclusion programs. 

Destination Linux 151

Want to learn more about Free Geek and why we decided to partner with them for our first DLN Charity Drive? Be sure to check out the interview with Hilary from Free Geek in episode 151 of the Destination Linux podcast.