U-M Planet Blue
Sustainable Computing

Desktop Computing Environment Best Practices

Get Buy-in

Promote Energy-saving Behavior

Buy Smart

Turn Electronics Off When Not in Use

Configure Default Energy-savers

Re-evaluate the Printing Environment

Reuse and Responsibly Recycle Computer Equipment on Campus

U-M Best Practice

  • Give older but still working computers to other U-M departments
  • Send truly obsolete University equipment to Property Disposition to be disposed of properly
  • Contact Occupational Safety and Environmental Health to pick up e-waste (no more than one-year accumulation)
  • Encourage users to visit sustainablecomputing.umich.edu