I wanted to provide you with an update on one of our farmer-friends. Dudley W, as you may recall is 61 years old and lives with paraplegia in Ankeny, Iowa. He manages and provides labor as a beekeeper and honey processor, which is essential for agri-plant crops’ fertility and also provides a healthy food source. He uses a motorized chair to move around the acreage. Dudley requested and received grant monies from our eRecycling program to expand his honey production. He has benefitted from a Sodexo mini-grant in 2011 for a honey extractor. Dudley is pleased with the support he has received from the Sodexo program and he has forwarded along pictures so that you can see him in action. Learn more about Sodexo's eRecycling program.
Since 2007, the grant program has supported 54 agricultural workers across 14 states with the purchase of everything from pick-up truck fork lifts to swivel tractor seats. This progam is truly making a difference in the lives of America’s farmers with mobility challenges. (And, we are helping the environment, too! ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012: 22,874 (or 11 tons) of e-waste prevented from entering the solid waste stream.That is equivalent to greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing 94 cars from the road each year (or 489 metric tons of air emissions)!
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