Green Research was founded by Jennifer Shelhart. With tremendous help from her husband Mark, she was able to get her cause up and running in 2012. Mark and Jennifer are currently devoting their home and spare time to Green Research while each having their own careers and a full house of four children. The Shelharts started Green Research after learning about the effects of E-waste to our environment and also learning about scandalous so called “recyclers”. At the same time, Mark was running BOINC on their home computer when it was not in use. The idea seemed obvious to Jennifer since most computers that are disposed of are simply outdated, not unusable. The computers should be put to use for a good cause and not sold as scrap. Jennifer’s hope is that Green Research becomes an employer of the community and a standard alternative to recycling. Jennifer Shelhart was featured as Chicago Lite FM’s “Woman of the Week” in March of 2012. She intends to spend 2013 spreading word locally and getting the community involved in her cause.