Fox Den Salon
This month’s support drive is focusing on Free Geek Twin Cities: taking action against The Digital Divide and Electronic Waste!
Fox Den Salon loves giving back and sharing with our community. One great way we know is by signal boosting online and raising funds in-store for causes we support.
This month, we want to shine some light on FREE GEEK TWIN CITIES. For those that haven’t heard of them, this unique org was inspired by the Free Geek in Portland, Oregon that was created in 1999. While Free Geek Portland has grown to a massive group of volunteers, Free Geek Twin Cities is still relatively young. This very neat org has been running with the help of a talented group of volunteers and staff that have kept them going since 2009.
The Digital Divide and Education
From Green Geek:
“Our community faces a tough economic imbalance. This imbalance is connected to many issues, but our main goal focuses on a lack of computer skills and a gap in the access to technology.
A lack of computer skills: We help our volunteers develop essential computer skills. Our volunteers work together in programs where they learn how to use, build, and understand computers.
A gap in the access to technology: We provide the community with access to affordable technology. This technology comes from our thrift store and our donation programs.”
Electronic Waste and Re-Use
From Green Geek:
“The rapid growth in technology has generated a mountain of electronic waste. Free Geek Twin Cities works to keep this electronic waste out of the landfill. Our goal is to reuse this material and refurbish it into new electronic devices. These refurbished devices are then sold in our thrift store or donated. When electronic waste cannot be reused, we recycle it in an environmentally friendly and socially friendly way.”
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It is with great respect and humility that we acknowledge that we gather and create on the traditional land of the Dakota people and the many other tribes that have stewarded it for generations. This beautiful and often complicated city has been the ancestral home to the Dakota people, as well as a home to the Ojibwe (Anishinaabeg), Ho-Chunk, Cheyenne, Oto, Iowa, Sauk and Meskwaki people over generations. The continual strategic disenfranchisement of the colonial settlers on the native peoples of this land have diminished but not deterred the capacity for acknowledgement of the many gifts, strengths, voices, and achievements of the indigenous people that have come before, as well as those that remain in our communities.
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