Does your computer have a smokestack?
- NC State’s electric bill averages $22 million a year and is responsible for 52% of university carbon emissions.
- IT accounts for 10% of total electricity use on campus.
- The university has launched a new energy awareness campaign called Change Your StateThis link will open in a new window. The 2011-2012 goal is to save roughly $1 million by lowering our electric consumption 5%.
Below are some easy steps that will help you Do One Thing to Change Your State (http://go.ncsu.edu/changeyourstate-caThis link will open in a new window):
- Use a smart power strip (available in the NC State Bookstore)
- Deactivate your screensaver, set your monitor to hibernate after three minutes and your hard drives to hibernate after 30 minutes.
- Turn off your computer at night and weekends
- Turn off your game console when not in use.
- Unplug your cell phone charger when not in use
- Always print double-sided
- Purchase EPEAT and ENERGY STAR certified electronics
- e-Cycle. Delete personal information and donate your old computer and mobile devices. E-waste questions: (919) 515-9421.
- Telework using Google Apps, NCSU Libraries’ Electronic Resources, or VCL
- Learn more about Green IT: http://go.ncsu.edu/green-itThis link will open in a new window
- Join in NC State’s Sustainability efforts: http://sustainability.ncsu.eduThis link will open in a new window
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