Media Coverage

Why Reuse is Better Than Recycling

Free Geek is one of many reuse non-profits in the Portland area.  Unlike recycling, which can be very costly and energy-intensive, reusing items is an excellent way to help save our environment and precious dollars.  Learn more about how we’re diverting materials from landfills in this informative Oregonian article.

Free Geek Spanish Build Program

We were recently featured on Univision for our Spanish Build program. Check out the coverage below (en Español, of course):


Get Your Own Pink Free Geek T-shirt

Did you happen to catch the Free Geek t-shirt sighting on Portlandia recently?  If you’re jealous and want to share your Portland pride, we can’t think of a better way than picking up your own women’s pink Free Geek t-shirt from our Thrift Store or online if you’re not able to make it into the store (along with many other excellent items).

Alright; so maybe there are better ways…but this is the best way to show your Portland pride and support your local non-profit electronics recycler/computer education hub.

Free Geek Pink t-shirt

Blame overcast Portland for the washed-out look. This tshirt really is pink (and cut for women).

Free Geek’s Deep Systems Solution, In Graph Form

Local sustainability and education blog “itsallonething” applies System Dynamics Theory to Free Geek’s e-cycling efforts here.

One Volunteer’s MLK Service Weekend Experience

Eric Winger, local blogger and volunteer extraordinaire, participated in the 2012 MLK Weekend of Service, sponsored by Hands On Greater Portland and United Way, by disassembling printers with a volunteer group in Free Geek’s Recycling department. You can read about his experiences here.

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