We all love new technology. The newest phone, TV, laptop or gadget can increase our productivity, our organization or just be cool new toys to have. New products hit the market so quickly that there is an overload of waste created by the suddenly obsolete products which get left in the dust. If disposed of improperly, these poor forgotten electronic devices and appliances have the potential to spread deadly toxins into our environment and communities, causing negative impacts on human and environmental health.
We at Intero Real Estate have a deep commitment to our communities and the environment which we all share. With the Intero Foundation already helping to serve children in our community, Los Altos and Hollister Intero decided to step it up even further and improve the safety of our environment by providing our community a way to dispose of all their unwanted E-waste.
On Saturday June 19th, Intero Real Estate in Los Altos and Hollister hosted our first free E-waste Recycling Day. We collaborated with our partner for this event, Earth Care Recycling, and were able to use this event to raise money for the Intero Foundation. We sent our amazing Intero Team out into our community to spread the word about the event, and the result was phenomenal! We collected 28,000 lbs of electronic waste! We also raised over $2,000 for the Intero Foundation. This money will go to programs and foundations which work to positively impact the growth and well-being of children within our community.
A huge thank you to our community for helping Los Altos and Hollister Intero Real Estate improve our community. We made it safer and healthier and also are able to help more children through the Intero Foundation via the money we raised. We can be proud that we made a difference that day and we did it together. Thank you.