Transcript Green Computing
Green Computing Lea Rodriguez What is Green Computing? Green computing is using computers and related hardware in a way that is environmentally friendly. Why do we need green computing? Computers and related hardware: • use up a lot of trees and energy •may contain toxic substances such as mercury, cadmium, and lead, which may negatively impact the quality of our environment if not disposed of responsibly. Who should participate in green computing? Schools should… Everyone! You can too! Businesses should…. How? Buy environmentally safe hardware. Look for the Energy Star. It means the hardware meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s guidelines for saving energy. Put your computer in standby mode or turn it off when not in use to save energy. Recycle! Buy recycled goods and recycle used paper and toner cartridges to minimize waste. What can schools and businesses do? Businesses, such as the Charlotte-area bank branch of RBC Centura, help by: recycling when possible. purchase computers which meet the Energy Star guidelines. purchase computers which automatically standby when not in use. sending obsolete PCs to a center which will restore and reuse them. Work Referenced Long, Larry and Nancy Long. Computers: Information Technology in Perspective. Pearson Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. 2005.