Make Every Day Earth Day!

Did you know information technology (IT) accounts for 10% of electricity on college campuses? For NC State, that’s about $2.1 million in electrical charges every year! As Earth Day (April 21) approaches, OIT would like to remind you to keep sustainability in mind when using information and communication technologies. How can you make Earth a better place? Here are a few tips to make every day Earth Day!

  • Make sure to turn your computer and other electronic devices off when not in use.

  • Buy and use EPEAT-certified electronics.

  • Deactivate your computer’s screensaver and activate your power management setting to save power.

  • Telework and do business transactions online in order to limit your travelling.

  • When printing, use recycled paper and print on both sides.

  • Participate in NC State’s Earth Month activities starting Wednesday, April 9 on the Brickyard.

For additional information on how you can create a sustainable environment, visit OIT’s Ten Top Tips for Green IT or  Sustainability at NC State.