What have you done today to lower your impact?

We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Save Money and Power: Easy Steps to A Greener Computer

Here's a no brainer, why leave something on if you are not using it?

"Consider the following: The average Dell desktop uses 85 watts to idle, even if the monitor is off. If it is only in use or idling for 40 hours instead of 168 a week more than $40 worth of energy costs are saved a year."

read the rest of the article over on celsias.

Save Money and Power: Easy Steps to A Greener Computer

The article fails to mention that by leaving a computer on you are also generating heat, this puts an additional load on cooling systems thus using even more power. This is particularly true of large desktop machines with lots of peripherals. Shut em down! Use a laptop.

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