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Green IT
January 20, 2009, Volume 55, No. 18

There are many things to be done at home and at work to demonstrate environmental responsibility. Penn’s IT staff from all across campus have been addressing that issue by collaborating to research potential ways IT departments and users can “green up” their standard way of operating.

Simple suggestions to get started: 1) Print on both sides of the paper, either by using a duplex printer or by designating one of the paper drawers in your printer to hold used paper. 2) Make sure all your peripherals and chargers are turned off and unplugged when not in use. Plugging all peripherals into a single power strip makes this task easy. 

Visit their recently expanded site: www.upenn.edu/computing/greenit for information and tips about how to conserve energy and dispose of e-waste.

Related: National Recyclemania Competition

New Dual Degree: Master of Environmental Studies/MBA




Almanac - January 20, 2009, Volume 55, No. 18