Securis in the Community – Walking to Eliminate Type 1 Diabetes

Securis Sales VP Daniel Mattock recently participated in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.  JDRF raises vital funds that power the global movement to help cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. If you have T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. This means you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin from a pump and carefully monitor your eating and activity every single day.

The money that the Securis and Nova NPMA partnership raised (144% of our goal!) will go directly to support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease. We’re pleased to have joined JDRF to help achieve its goal of improving the lives of those affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The organization does so by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.

With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure – yet.  Support of JDRF can help change that. JDRF is the one organization with the plan, influence, and ability to lessen the burden of this disease until it no longer exists.

Celebrating Earth Day with Electronics Recycling

After the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, a U.S. senator organized a nationwide demonstration against environmental pollution. The protest took place on April 22, 1970, and twenty million Americans joined in from all around the country to support more sustainable treatment of the environment. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

Today, that first Earth Day has grown into a global event recognized by more than 192 countries. Each year, communities celebrate Earth Day by planting trees, picking up trash, and responsibly recycling old electronics. Securis is proud to say that this year, we were able to participate in four separate Earth Day electronics recycling events. During these events alone, we were able to collect tens of thousands of pounds of computers, cell phones, toner, servers, laptops, printers, keyboards, and other IT equipment.

Proper electronics recycling is a vital piece of being environmentally responsible. Many materials found in electronic devices are hazardous. When old cell phones and computers end up in landfills, mercury, cadmium, and lead leach into the soil or, when burned, are released into the atmosphere. This impacts the planet as well as having dangerous effects for people, animals, and plants.

By responsibly recycling these materials, the hazardous effects are eliminated.

If you missed our Earth Day events this year, give us a call at 866-509-7250. We offer government agencies and organizations on-site and off-site hard drive shredding and IT recycling services.

For the community, we hold recycling events on the second Saturday of each month:
May 14 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
June 11 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
July 9 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
August 13 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
September 10 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
October 8 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
November 12 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
December 10 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For more information on the monthly recycling event and for a list of acceptable items and fees, please visit https://securis.com/monthly-electronics-recycling-event/.

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