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Stewardship and Rechargeable Batteries

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Equipment Planning and Purchasing Balancing the desire to make wise decisions with the need to save money. by Jim Kumorek Any technical ministry leadership role includes planning for equipment purchases. For the typical church tech, this can be a daunting task—there are so many options, and the desire to make wise decisions can be overwhelming. Here’s what some of the experts have to say about different aspects of planning your acquisitions. Long-Term Planning It’s important to consider the long-range goals of your ministry when adding equipment. Donnie Haulk, President of Audio Ethics in Charlotte, N.C., promotes the Technology Master Plan...

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Ansmann Rechargeables for Schools and Churches

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  "Going green used to be a passing thought but today, with tight budgets and greater emphasis to convert facilities to greener operations, the switch to rechargeable batteries is a literal no-brainer "   Deptford, NJ (PRWEB) April 22, 2009 — Ansmann USA and Horizon Battery launches a new website, ansmann.net to assist schools, theaters and churches switching from disposable alkalines to money-saving, planet-saving rechargeable batteries and chargers. Every year, schools, theaters and churches throw away over 200 million alkaline batteries – just to run their wireless mics and other portable electronics. “There are approximately 350,000 churches in the US,” explains...

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Another Battery Recall

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Frontrow recalls PA System Microphone Batteries Manufacturer: See Below Product: Electrical Start Date: 2009-03-03 End Date: 2009-04-03 Frontrow Recalls to Replace Rechargeable Batteries Sold with PA System Microphones Due to Burn HazardThe following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.   Name of Product: NIMH AA Rechargeable Batteries Units: About 41,000 Distributor: Frontrow, of Petaluma, Calif. Manufacturer: Gold Peak Industries, of San Diego, Calif. Hazard: The batteries can rapidly overheat, posing a burn hazard to the user. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports...

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Shrink your energy footprint

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For the gear you have: Even when they’re not in use, many house-hold appliances suck up juice. Pull the plug on wasteful habits and save. By Alex Pham Los Angeles Times Staff Writer February 24, 2008 The average American home contains 25 consumer electronics devices. So to go green, start with what you’ve got. First, get a handle on your current electricity usage. A device called Kill A Watt, from P3 International Corp., makes for a nifty parlor game of Guess Watt with anything that plugs into a socket. One surprise might be how much energy some devices use even...

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