Education is a large part of Sustainable Computing. Understanding the impact of the power we consume using technology everyday can make a big difference in changing our behavior.
This website provides tips on everything from increasing your computer's battery life while reducing your energy consumption to optimizing your printing, all while preserving natural resources.
Understand the Facts
Think you're following sustainable computing practices? Check these common sustainable computing myths to make sure you're following the most current practices!
Environmental calculators are great tools for understanding the effects of technology, technology's impact on the resources we have as well as their rankings of energy efficiency.
Recycling electronic waste not only helps the environment, but also helps create new products.
Life Cycle of a Computer
It is important to remember that every stage of a computer's life has an impact on the environment.
U.S. college students could save more than 2.3 billion kilowatt hours per year of electricity by enabling power saving features on their desktop PCs. That equals a 1.6 million-ton reduction of CO2 emissions—equivalent to taking more than 310,000 cars off the road.*
* Based on U.S. Census Bureau estimate of the number of college students, Harris Interactive estimate of the percentage of students that own desktop computers, U.S. Department of Energy estimate of average CO2 per KW/hr, and U.S. EPA estimate of average tons of CO2 produced per car.