Environmentally Friendly Schools Benefit Programme
We believe that each business must add value to its customers, employees, and the wider community where it operates. Three years ago, Divers Group decided to support education and students as our primary areas to add value to our community. Since then, we’ve provided multiple work experiences to IT students, developed our internship programme for IT, Digital Marketing, and Business students. Divers Group participated as a member of the Advisory group assembled by WhiteCliffe college and NZSE to provide industry feedback to assist them in developing their new IT bachelor’s degree. But most importantly, we learned a lot from the students, listened to their ideas and provided them with an opportunity to showcase their talents.
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF E-WASTE
When electronics aren’t appropriately recycled, electronic waste can leach out into the surrounding area and contaminate crops,livestock, and wildlife. When e-waste is warmed up, toxic chemicals are released into the air damaging the atmosphere.
INCREASED AMOUNT OF E-WASTE
New Zealand has been identified as one of the biggest contributors to the world’s e-waste problem. New Zealanders generate 80,000 tonnes of e-waste every year, of which very little is recycled properly.
CO2 EMISSIONS PRODUCED IN OUR ATMOSPHERE
The transportation sector currently produces 47 per cent of CO2 emissions, and between 1990 and 2018, NZ domestic transport emissions increased by 90 percent. Transport emissions were mainly made up of road vehicle emissions (90.7 per cent) and domestic aviation (6.7 percent).
CO2 EMISSIONS NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON ENVIRONMENT
CO2 absorbs more heat from the Sunrays. So the atmospheric temperature goes up. This creates hot patches in the atmosphere. These hot patches influence wind patterns and cause climate change. It will alter water supplies and weather patterns, change the growing season for food crops, and threaten coastal communities with increasing sea levels.
EXPENSIVE STUDENTS’ IT EQUIPMENT
Technology provides students with easy-to access information, accelerated learning, and fun opportunities to practice what they learn. Hence, many schools introduced bring your own device (BYOD) policy. However, we understand that lots of families couldn’t afford to purchase a new laptop or tablet.
THE IMPACT OF STUDENTS’ INABILITY TO ACCESSING TECH DEVICES FOR LEARNING
Expensive tech devices will increase inequality between students and delay learning.
DIVERS GROUP SCHOOLS BENEFITS PROGRAMME
We decided to be part of the solution and created our unique schools’ benefits programme run by our retail division (Tech Traders). Our programme will provide the following benefits.
BENEFIT:1 – REDUCE E-WASTE
Through encouraging the purchase of refurbished IT equipment.
Options to trade in old laptops/PCs with grade (A) refurbished devices.
BENEFIT:2 – AFFORDABLE OPTION TO PARENTS TO BUY IT EQUIPMENT FOR THEIR CHILDREN
Our programme will provide Grade (A) IT devices at reduced prices, which is a much cheaper option than purchasing brand new equipment. We offer a 90-day return/replacement warranty on our devices.
BENEFIT:3 – OFFSET CARBON EMISSIONS PRODUCED BY TRANSPORTATION
Divers Group set a goal to offset the emissions produced by 1 million km in one year. We have partnered with Carbon Click to help us achieve this goal.
For every refurbished laptop purchased through this programme, we will donate on your behalf and use our partner services
(Carbon Click) to offset carbon emissions produced by a 500 km. For example, if your school’s benefits programme members purchased 20 laptops in one month, you will offset carbon emissions produced by 10,000 km, equivalent to car trip for a whole year.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS TO SCHOOL
> Reduce school expenditure associated with providing & maintaining IT devices to students.
> Schools can select another reward option by donating $5 for each laptop purchased through your school benefit programme.
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