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Here are some statistics and demographics for three existing Free Geek Operations. The Free Geek  Community Technology Center (founding organization, located in Portland, Oregon  ), Free Geek Penn  (located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) and Free Geek Michiana  (located in South Bend, Indiana).
 
Here are some statistics and demographics for three existing Free Geek Operations. The Free Geek  Community Technology Center (founding organization, located in Portland, Oregon  ), Free Geek Penn  (located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) and Free Geek Michiana  (located in South Bend, Indiana).
  
 
* Free Geek Community Technology Center is the founding location started in the spring of 2000. Located in a midsize urban area with good access to resources.
 
* Free Geek Community Technology Center is the founding location started in the spring of 2000. Located in a midsize urban area with good access to resources.
* Free Geek Penn is located in the small rural town of Ephrata, PA. Reasonably close to some resources, but limited access in some areas.
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* Free Geek Michiana is located in a semi-urban sprawl with moderate access to resources, they are having success due to good partnerships with other organizations in their area.  A principle partner that provides space for a computer lab, workspace and meetings is the Salvation Army.
* Free Geek Michiana is located in a rural area with almost no access to resources, but they are still having success due to good partnerships with other non-profit organizations in their area (Salvation Army).
 
  
 
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==[[Free Geek]] (in Portland)==
=[[Free Geek Portland]]=
 
 
Free Geek Community Technology Center
 
Free Geek Community Technology Center
 
Portland, Oregon
 
Portland, Oregon
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* Calbag Metals Co. , Portland, OR (5 miles from FG).
 
* Calbag Metals Co. , Portland, OR (5 miles from FG).
 
* Earth Protection Services , Tigard, OR (12 miles from Free Geek)
 
* Earth Protection Services , Tigard, OR (12 miles from Free Geek)
* Electronics Recycling, Portland, OR (1 mile from FG).* Hallmark Refining Corporation , Mount Vernon, WA (233 miles from FG).
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* Electronics Recycling, Portland, OR (1 mile from FG).
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* Hallmark Refining Corporation , Mount Vernon, WA (233 miles from FG).
 
* Metro Metals NW , Portland, OR (5 miles from FG).
 
* Metro Metals NW , Portland, OR (5 miles from FG).
 
* Quantum Resource Recovery , Beaverton, OR (11 miles from Free Geek).
 
* Quantum Resource Recovery , Beaverton, OR (11 miles from Free Geek).
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* Mac Renewal , Eugene, OR (112 miles from FG).
 
* Mac Renewal , Eugene, OR (112 miles from FG).
  
=[[Free Geek Penn]]=
 
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
 
 
Quick Stats:
 
  
* Founded: August, 2003
 
* Open to the public: August, 2003
 
* Starter Facility: 400 SF - 2 Car Garage
 
* Current Facility: 4,840 SF - Warehouse/Office
 
* Monthly Rent: $800
 
* Monthly Utilities/Maintainence: $???
 
* Staff: 5 Staff
 
* Monthly Payroll and Benefits: $???
 
* Volunteers: ???
 
* Computer Donations: 500/month
 
* E-Scrap Recovery: 5 tons/month
 
  
Recycling Resources:
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==[[Free Geek Michiana]]==
 
 
* Earth Protection Services , Lancaster, PA (16 miles from FGP),
 
* Lancaster County Waste Management Authority , Lancaster, PA (16 miles from FGP).
 
 
 
 
 
=[[Free Geek Michiana]]=
 
 
South Bend, Indiana , Michiana .
 
South Bend, Indiana , Michiana .
  
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* Monthly Rent: $0
 
* Monthly Rent: $0
 
* Monthly Utilities/Maintainence: $???
 
* Monthly Utilities/Maintainence: $???
* Staff: 1 Staff
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* Staff: 0 Staff
 
* Monthly Payroll and Benefits: $???
 
* Monthly Payroll and Benefits: $???
 
* Volunteers: ???
 
* Volunteers: ???
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* Salvation Army
 
* Salvation Army
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Latest revision as of 17:01, 24 April 2009

Intro

Here are some statistics and demographics for three existing Free Geek Operations. The Free Geek Community Technology Center (founding organization, located in Portland, Oregon ), Free Geek Penn (located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) and Free Geek Michiana (located in South Bend, Indiana).

  • Free Geek Community Technology Center is the founding location started in the spring of 2000. Located in a midsize urban area with good access to resources.
  • Free Geek Michiana is located in a semi-urban sprawl with moderate access to resources, they are having success due to good partnerships with other organizations in their area. A principle partner that provides space for a computer lab, workspace and meetings is the Salvation Army.

Free Geek (in Portland)

Free Geek Community Technology Center Portland, Oregon

Quick Stats:

  • Founded April 13, 2000.
  • Open to the public September 1, 2000.
  • Grand Opening November 18, 2000.
  • Starter Facility: 5,000 SF - Office/Workshop
  • Current Facility: 15,000 SF - Office/Workshop/Warehouse
  • Monthly Rent: $5,500
  • Monthly Utilities/Maintainence: $1,250
  • Staff: 15 Staff Collective, 3 Interns
  • Monthly Payroll and Benefits: $24,000
  • Volunteers: 3,000
  • Computer Donations: 1,500/month
  • E-Scrap Recovery: 15 tons/month

Available E-Scrap Recycling Resources:

  • Calbag Metals Co. , Portland, OR (5 miles from FG).
  • Earth Protection Services , Tigard, OR (12 miles from Free Geek)
  • Electronics Recycling, Portland, OR (1 mile from FG).
  • Hallmark Refining Corporation , Mount Vernon, WA (233 miles from FG).
  • Metro Metals NW , Portland, OR (5 miles from FG).
  • Quantum Resource Recovery , Beaverton, OR (11 miles from Free Geek).
  • Total Reclaim , Seattle, WA (169 miles from FG).

Partnerships:

  • Mac Renewal , Eugene, OR (112 miles from FG).


Free Geek Michiana

South Bend, Indiana , Michiana .

Quick Stats:

  • Founded: 2002
  • Open to the public: ???
  • Facility: 3 locations totaling 1,000 SF
  • Monthly Rent: $0
  • Monthly Utilities/Maintainence: $???
  • Staff: 0 Staff
  • Monthly Payroll and Benefits: $???
  • Volunteers: ???
  • Computer Donations: ???/month
  • E-Scrap Recovery: ? tons/month

Recycling Resources:

  • LaPorte County and St. Joseph County Solid Waste Management District recycling centers.

Partnerships:

  • Salvation Army