Knowing how to manage and control your power usage when buying, using or disposing of computers and other electronic devices positively affects your sustainability efforts. Here are some sustainable computing best practices you can follow to save money and resources at home, school or the office.
When looking to purchase a new product, use these environmentally-friendly buying tips to make the best purchase.
Manage Your Power
Automatically save power when using your computer by using the power management features of your computer.
Eliminate Vampire Power
Vampire power describes power used by devices when they are not doing anything useful. Stamp out vampires using smart power strips—several types are available.
Measure Your Impact
You can check out a Kill A Watt® power meter from the U-M Library. This tool allows you to measure how much power you are using.
Do you really need to print that document? Sometimes yes, and sometimes no. There are ways to reduce the amount of printing you do. You probably do some of them, but you may not have considered other options.
Upgrading or getting a new device? Use these e-waste resources to recycle the old ones.