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Intel helps Korean schools to go "e-Green"

On 19 November 2008, Will Swope, Intel Corporate Vice President signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korean Minister of Environment and the President of Korea Environment Education Association for Korea’s K-12 e-Green Initiative.

The Korea K-12 e-Green Initiative aims to foster young environmental leaders and evangelists and empower students and educators in the area of environmental science. Expected to build awareness among four million students and parents on the importance of environment sustainability, 1.3 million students and parents have already participated the first year’s activities. With support and commitment from the Intel Foundation over three years, the program will position Intel as a role model company in embracing green technologies.

As part of the first year initiative, a nationwide environmental science contest generated entries from more than 650,000 students. 444 of those students received awards from the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, amongst others. Of the award winners, 40 finalists participated in the Intel e-Green Environmental Science camp.

Hosted by Cheng Cheng Loo, Intel Malaysia Corporate Affairs manager, the top winners from the contest had the valuable opportunity to visit Intel Malaysia, learn about how Intel chips were manufactured as well as Intel’s eco-friendly operation management.

Ji Ha-Kyung, one of the top winners from the contest who visited Intel Malaysia, enthused, “We had a once in a lifetime experience at Intel Malaysia and I won’t forget it. It was so unique to see how CPUs were manufactured and Intel people were really wonderful!”

Intel helps Korean schools to go 'e-Green'
Intel helps Korean schools to go 'e-Green'
From left: President of KEEA Mr Lee Jin Jong, Minister of Environment Dr Lee Maa Nee, Intel Corp VP Mr William A. Swope and Intel Korea GM Mr. Lee HS Some of the students who participated in the Korea e-Green initiative