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Celebrating The Big And Small Steps On Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | Author:

GreenRainbowWe’ve talked a lot about Other World Computing’s major environmental initiatives here on the OWC Blog.

We have told you about our LEED certified corporate headquarters in Woodstock, Ill. We’ve also given you a look at our on-site Vestas V39-500 kW wind turbine (our NuGuard KX case got an even closer look at the turbine). And our more recent efforts include installing a solar panel array on the roof of our Austin facility.

These are all pretty big steps in our efforts to be as environmentally responsible and green as possible.

But not all steps need to be big to make a difference. In fact, some smaller steps can sometimes fall under the radar. And on this Earth Day we thought we would highlight one of our “smaller” steps.

OWC Margaret recently took the initiative to start a “snack garden” planted in raised beds on the perimeter of the patio to make OWC’s already green campus a little bit more so. And Margaret expects the small garden’s containers to provide healthy snacks for OWC’s all-purpose room until winter arrives. Article Continues…

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Solar Power Shines In 2013 With Record Breaking Numbers

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 | Author:

recycle-OWC-300There is very good news coming out of the solar energy sector. Thanks to environmentally conscious companies like OWC, almost a third of new U.S. electricity came from solar power last year. Tech media company GigaOM reports that environmentalists long held dream of increased dependence on solar power took a huge step forward in 2013.

According to GigaOM: “Solar power crashed its way onto the U.S. power grid last year and is now fundamentally changing the makeup of how energy is being produced and consumed. Essentially, it’s becoming a mainstream power source: According to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research, solar power had another record year in 2013, with 4.75 gigawatts of solar energy systems installed, including 2 gigawatts in just the fourth quarter alone. Article Continues…

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OWC Educates High School Class On Green Initiatives

Friday, February 14th, 2014 | Author:

recycle-OWC-300Crystal Lake Central High School’s honors environmental science class was given a look at the past, present and future of OWC’s environmental efforts during a tour of the company’s LEED Platinum Certified facility.

Students from the nearby high school came to Other World Computing’s Woodstock, Ill. campus on Thursday for their yearly visit where they were shown just how far OWC’s environmental initiatives have come since the company’s inception in 1988. Students were given a look at the evolution of OWC’s ultra-green packaging and were also shown OWC’s campus including its energy-efficient warehouse and on-site Vestas V39-500 kW wind turbine.

Tour guide OWC Ryan, Warehouse Operations and Logistics Manager, finished the tour by showing the students OWC’s shipping processes right down to the green packaging which has proven OWC as an industry leader in green high tech electronic parts shipping. Article Continues…

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Other World Computing Named Green Tech Company of the Year by Business Intelligence Group for Corporate Environmental Protection Efforts

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 | Author:

2013-awards-company-300x300Other World Computing was named Green Tech Company of the Year by Business Intelligence Group, after being evaluated by industry experts using a multiple variable process. OWC was recognized for a wide range of environmental efforts that included: the company’s Vestas V39-500 kW Wind Turbine that is able to generate more energy than the main headquarters uses; the use of packaging materials and building materials that have a low environmental impact; and the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system that delivers three times the energy efficiency rating of conventional natural-gas-based systems.

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NuGuard KX: Asset To The Accident-Prone

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 | Author:

If you know me, it’s no secret that I’m rather accident-prone. Seriously, who else do you know that could be innocently walking past a soccer game and suddenly get hit in the face with the ball? Have you tripped up several stairs at once? Or maybe you have gotten up in the middle of class only to find that your leg is asleep and can’t support your weight, thus falling dramatically to the ground in front of your graceful peers? Yep, I’m that lucky.

So, it would only make sense for someone like me to invest in one of our NuGuard KX cases. It comes in handy when I somehow swivel my chair and in one fell swoop knock down everything on my desk, including my phone. I see it falling in slow motion and wonder what to save first—my vase of fake flowers, the framed picture of my Nana, or my phone. Well, now I can take one of those things out of the running. I can laugh maniacally as I watch my phone tumble downward because I know it’s protected within the confines of my KX case. (And in case you were wondering, I saved Nana). Article Continues…