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How PIRG and Green Century Capital Management stopped the Chromebook Churn

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Peter Mui | Used by permission

Presented by Lucas Rockett Gutterman with PIRG and Douglass Guernsey from Green Century Capital Management°.

Many schools are buying way more laptops than they used to. But Chromebooks, laptops popular for schools, have a built-in “death date.” After as few as four years, Google* stops updating the software — rendering the laptop useless.

To stop this Chromebook Churn, Green Century Capital Management shareholder advocates engaged the company and over 10,000 PIRG supporters signed a petition, joining a coalition of nonprofits, parents and teachers asking Google for longer-lasting laptops. The tech giant listened!

Learn about how in four-months our campaign pushed Google to extend support to 10 years, saving tens of thousands of laptops from getting junked.

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About Green Century Capital Management.

°Green Century Capital Management, Inc. (Green Century) is the investment advisor to the Green Century Funds (The Funds). The Green Century Funds are one of the first families of fossil fuel-free, environmentally responsible mutual funds. Green Century hosts an award-winning and in-house shareholder advocacy program and is the only mutual fund company in the U.S. wholly owned by environmental and public health nonprofit organizations.

*As of June 30, 2023, Alphabet comprised 2.25%, 6.86%, and 0.00% of Green Century Balanced Fund, the Green Century Equity Fund, and the Green Century International Index Fund respectively. As of the same date, other securities mentioned were not held in the portfolios of any of the Green Century Funds. References to specific securities, which will change due to ongoing management of the Funds, should not be construed as a recommendation by the Funds, their administrator, or their distributor.

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The Green Century Funds are distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC. 235 W Galena Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212. 09/2023