|OKLAHOMA eGOV NEWS REPORT: SPECIAL "GREEN" EDITION|
Welcome to a special edition of the Oklahoma eGov News Report honoring Earth Day on April 22, 2009.
Donations received benefit American soldiers and adults and children with disabilities
Oklahoma residents and businesses are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day by eRecycling electronics* at the Oklahoma State Capitol south entrance on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 from 9am – 4pm. The upcoming event is sponsored by gogreen.ok.gov and will benefit two charities: Cell Phones for Soldiers and AMBUCS ASK Project.
"By hosting this event, we aim to increase awareness about eRecycling and further efforts in reducing the amount of electronic material that ends up in landfills," said Governor Brad Henry. "This is a great way to help the environment and promote a wonderful cause."
The first 250 donors will receive a tree seedling to plant and give back to our environment. Additionally all donors will receive a tax receipt. Donors can deliver their used electronic equipment* at the south entrance of the State Capitol. An area will be available to assist donors in unloading equipment.
*The following electronics are accepted for donation. State and stolen property will not be accepted.
About Cell Phones for Soldiers Cell Phones for Soldiers collects cash donations and old cell phones. The cell phones are recycled for cash and the proceeds are used to buy prepaid calling cards for our soldiers serving in the Middle East. Their goal is to provide US soldiers with a way to call home for free. For more information, please visit the Cell Phones For Soldiers Web site.
About AMBUCS Share4Life Komputers Project The AMBUCS Share4Life Komputers Project, based out of Norman, OK, refurbishes donated computers and gives them to children and adults with disabilities at no charge. For more information, please visit the Sooner Ambucs Web site.
Through GoGreen.OK.gov, agencies can report the amount of paper saved by putting services and information online. Currently, Oklahoma's online services reduced paper consumption amongst state agencies by over 35.9 million sheets of paper since January 2007.
By moving government services online, state agencies receive the benefit of removing paper-based processes from their daily routine and reducing traffic to their office. Currently, 23 state agencies are participating study.
"This past year's online adoption is proof that we are responding appropriately to requests for streamlined access to government services," said Mark Mitchell, General Manager, OK.gov. "This year, we hope to add many more state agencies’ services to the GoGreen.OK.gov Web site.
State agencies producing “Green” results are encouraged to participate in the GoGreen.OK.gov study and can do so by filling out a form available on the GoGreen.OK.gov Web site.
Enter information in this online calculator to calculate the value of time, travel, and environmental impact that are saved when you conduct your government transactions online.
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How Do I Find Out What the State of Oklahoma is Doing to Reduce the Carbon Footprint?
How Do I Find Green Events Happening in the State of Oklahoma?
eRecycle at the State Capitol
Various OKC Green Events
2009 Great American Cleanup in Oklahoma
OK.gov (http://www.ok.gov/) built and manages the official Web site for the state of Oklahoma and partners with state agencies to bring new government services online. OK.gov is managed by the Oklahoma Office of State Finance and eGovernment firm NIC Inc.
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