Right To Repair

Why I stood outside of Google’s office for longer-lasting Chromebooks

Since we published this video, Google has committed to extend the life of Chromebooks! Learn more about the victory here.

I stood outside of Google’s office in Cambridge calling to extend the life of Chromebooks. These laptops aren’t designed to last. Google could double the lifespan of these laptops, saving schools money and helping the environment. Now, we need to show the overwhelming support for action. Sign the petition calling on Google to extend the life of Chromebooks.

Read my report Chromebook Churn.

Lucas Rockett Gutterman, Designed to Last director with U.S. PIRG speaking in front of Google's offices. Leise Jones | TPIN
Janet Domenitz, MASSPIRG Executive Director, speaking about the environmental effects of short-lived laptops. Leise Jones | TPIN
'Chromebook Churn' report received widespread coverage in Ars Technica, Vice, The Verge, Engadget, Boston Globe and more. Staff | TPIN
Tell the FTC: Stand up for Right to Repair

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Tell the FTC: Stand up for Right to Repair

It's harder than it should be to fix our stuff. Manufacturers of every electronic product from toasters to tractors create barriers that stymie repair from owners or independent repair businesses. It's fueling a rise in electronic waste, the loss of independent repair businesses -- and ultimately more cost and more waste for consumers.

FTC: I support Right to Repair

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