Global technology leader Epson recently publicized a study signaling that technology represents a key component in combating climate change. Epson’s Regional Head for East and West Africa, Mukesh Bector, commented that Epson considers technology an enabler, with products engineered to minimize resources in manufacturing, enhance durability, improve repairability and recyclability.
Speaking at an educational technology and sustainability event in Nairobi, Bector emphasized the transformative power of sustainable technology in education for achieving the core goals of the imminent COP28 agenda.
The event spotlighted Epson’s dedication to integrating environmental stewardship into education advancements, indicating a new period for youth education across East and West Africa.
“Technology is the most vital weapon in the fight against catastrophic climate change. Collectively, we can generate the solutions people require to mitigate climate impact,” Bector stated.
Kenyan Student Research Reveals Benefits of Sustainable Printing
Research conducted by Epson in Kenya revealed that 90% of students agree printed materials improve understanding and retention versus solely digital. However, most students (77%) feel conflicted about printing due to environmental consciousness.
With 87% of students believing sustainable printing could enhance learning, it’s essential institutions comprehend this for improved education and academic performance. Epson Heat-Free printers balance robust learning without compromising students’ environmental passion.
Epson Heat-Free Printers Offer Sustainable Printing Solution
Epson Heat-Free printers substantially reduce energy consumption compared to laser printers. Double-sided printing also instantly decreases paper waste. These printers invigorate lessons while benchmarking sustainability.
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Epson’s EcoTank printers are renowned for high efficiency and low waste, reducing schools’ expenses and emissions per COP28 climate goals.
Education Leaders Converge for Panel on Tech’s Role in Sustainability
At the event, a panel of educators, technologists, and a journalist discussed how Epson fosters more sustainable and accessible education. They emphasized advanced yet sustainable tech’s role in empowering youth as sustainability trailblazers. “Green skills” are vital for employment and environmental accountability, aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 on quality education.
“In evolving education, we’re at a crossroads between print and digital. Achieving equilibrium leverages print engagement with digital potential. This balance is key for adaptable learners thriving in books and on screens,” said Ian Muthomi, CEO of Vision Drill Kenya.
The dialogue coalesced around Epson’s innovations bridging educational gaps, especially in remote areas. By reducing electricity and consumables reliance, Epson facilitates continuous off-grid education, exhibiting dedication to inclusive and resilient resources.
Sustainable Technology Aligns with COP28 Climate Goals
These initiatives reflect COP28’s ambitions prioritizing sustainable innovation for climate action. The strategies harmonize with global climate education efforts engaging youth early on.
“Education is the cornerstone of a sustainable future, technology serves as the catalyst. As we embrace sustainable technology in education, we empower students to thrive while nurturing a generation committed to preserving the planet,” said Martin Mungai of the Centre for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education in Africa.
Epson Investing in Sustainable Technology to Lead Change
Epson’s R&D investments demonstrate their conviction in uniting sustainability and technology to spearhead change. The company persistently introduces products and initiatives embodying this ethos, harmonizing with environmental objectives.
Epson Reaffirms Pledge to Green Education Technology in Africa
In summary, Epson reaffirmed its pledge to pioneer adopting green education technology in Africa. Through collaborations and dialogue, Epson is catalyzing a movement towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all learners.