A computer geek named Oso came up with an elegant solution to the problems of too many old computers piling up — and where do you put them — and, low-income families being left behind in the digital age. It is a brilliant concept: Oso and his cool-geeky friends in Portland collect the old ones, refurbish them and give them to those who need them, even offering training for building computers. The idea has spread to other cities too.
Here’s the best part: when a component is too old, they recycle the dangerous toxic parts right here in the U.S. Free Geek. It’s worth being nerdy, so you can help the needy! Watch their cool new 5-minute video, and check out freegeek.org to donate, volunteer or just ogle.