Green Machines Help NYC Schools

Story by Kritika Kulshrestha
Photo by Lisa Narloch

JoeffRecycled computers and other office equipment from the College of Human Ecology has gained a second life at several New York City schools and churches, helping to advance Cornell’s sustainability mission.

Working with Cornell University Cooperative Extension New York City leaders, the college donated 65 items – ranging from computers, monitors, overhead projectors, keyboards, speaker systems and printers – and helped to install them at partner sites in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.

St. Mark’s Day School in Brooklyn received more than a dozen computers, as well as monitors, printers, projectors and a server. In addition to the technology upgrade, Cornell computing experts helped the school repair existing machines and reconfigure its computing lab.

First Presbyterian Church in Queens and Food and Finance High School in Manhattan also received donated equipment. Randi Rainbow, director of information technology, Lisa Narloch, systems engineer, and Joeffrey Garcia, information technology support specialist, oversaw the installations.

The story originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.