Computer boost for Moray environmental education group

An environmental education group in Moray has been left delighted when it succeeded in obtaining the gift of IT equipment from an industry group seeking to ensure responsible disposal of electrical goods.

Earthtime works with schools and nurseries in Moray, enabling them to explore their environment. The not-for-profit charity delivers environmentally friendly themed events throughout the region.

Now their work has been made a little easier thanks to an award of electrical goods worth £1000 from Repic, the organisation that works with manufacturers to ensure environmentally sound packaging and disposal of electrical items.

The award came after Repic ran a national campaign in which they invited schools and community groups to say what electrical products they needed most.

Earthtime organiser Laura Russell said: “Our previous computer was starting to give up on us so it is fantastic to have a new one and it will help us greatly in the office.

“It was a complete surprise to win – we are delighted.”

The Moray group were amongst hundreds who entered the competition around the country, prompting the chief executive officer of Repic, Philip Morton, to say: “It has been fantastic to see so much engagement and we are delighted those donated new electricals will benefit the local community.”

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