10 ways to Green Your Computer
Though the computer is super-eco friendly as a paper-saver, it can gobble up a lot of energy unnecessarily. It also contains toxic materials that need to be disposed of wisely.
Computers still use up a lot of energy when they're in standby mode. You can reduce energy use up to 80 percent by adjusting the power management feature.
By updating components including software on your computer you save money and prevent the release of toxic pollutants into the environment, through disposal.
They're now comparable in price to a desktop and use about half the energy.
Even if it's too "old" for your needs, it's brand new for someone else!
The heavy metals and chemicals in computers pose serious threats to human health and ecosystems when dumped in landfills.
ENERGY STAR qualified computers can use up to 70 percent less energy than other models, cutting your greenhouse gas emissions and saving you money, too.
Get a medal-worthy, eco-friendly laptop or desktop the next time you're in the market. EPEAT computers are made more eco-friendly from start to finish.
Don't let vampire energy suck power from your computer when it's turned off. Hook it up to power strips, hit the off switch, and stop the current.
Using a renewable power source to charge your laptop will cut down on carbon emissions from fossil-fuel generated energy.
From widgets and gadgets to plug-ins and add-ons, there are greener web products emerging across the web to help you go green or spread green.