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April 21, 2015

Recycling electronics is one way to celebrate Earth Day

CALGARY, ALBERTA

On April 22, 2015 people around the world will celebrate Earth Day by participating in activities that help our planet. One Calgary-based organization, the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is making its mark: In 2014 alone, they diverted over 1000 tons of unwanted equipment from landfills and donated nearly 800 refurbished computers to Canadian charities. This Earth Day they're going to be in action at AltaLink, Alberta's largest electricity transmission provider.

WHAT:
The ERA will be at AltaLink to collect electronics for recycling and is available to talk to media about what it does and how it impacts Calgarians. In 2014, the ERA collected 183 computers, 65 monitors and 15 servers from AltaLink alone for repurposing and recycling.

WHERE:
AltaLink head office
2611 - 3rd Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

You can park in the gated parking lot at the main building. Push the button at the gate to reach security and let them know you are there for the event. Please park in one of the designated visitor parking stalls.

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHO:
Alistair Noble, community investment director at the Electronic Recycling Association
Peter Brodsky, manager of external communications at AltaLink

VISUALS:
There will be photo/video opportunities of employees bringing in their electronics, as well as the ERA's electronic recycling cage that will hold all of the donated electronics.

About ERA
Established in 2004, the ERA specializes in electronics waste management, reuse and recycling in Canada. We are unwaveringly committed to reducing electronic waste by extending equipment lifecycles through recovery, refurbishment and computer donation services. With this ERA creates cleaner communities with less waste and provides crucial computer hardware to deserving Canadian charities and individuals. With depots all across Canada, the ERA provides a great way to dispose of electronic equipment safely and securely. Learn more at www.era.ca.

About AltaLink
Headquartered in Calgary, with offices in Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge, AltaLink is Alberta's largest electricity transmission provider. We are committed to meeting the province's demand for electricity, providing innovative solutions, and partnering with our stakeholders and communities in doing so. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, AltaLink is part of a global group of companies delivering electricity and utility services to customers worldwide.

Equipment accepted by the ERA
Apple Mac items
Barcode equipment
Wires and cables
Audio/stereo equipment
Computers Monitors - CRT, LCD
Fax machines
Mobile phones
Network equipment
PC parts
Plotters
Phones
Peripherals
Printers
Projection systems
Satellite equipment
Scanners
Server racks
Telecommunications equipment
Wireless equipment
Servers
Switches
VCR, DVD
Photocopiers
Hubs
UPS
Cameras
And more...

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For more information please contact:

Kristi Gartner
Marketing and communications manager
Electronic Recycling Association
Phone: 403-262-4488 ext 104
Email: Kristi@era.ca

Amanda Sadleir
Senior communications advisor
AltaLink
Phone: 403-267-6166
Email: Amanda.Sadleir@altalink.ca

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