How To: Make your computer more environmentally friendly

Make your computer more environmentally friendly

How to Make your computer more environmentally friendly

Eric Rochow of Real World Green gives us advice on making our computers more environmentally friendly. This video first explains that screensavers are not green. Screensavers require a computer to use its processor. Ideally, when you're not using your computer it should be in sleep mode and your monitor should be in sleep mode as well. This saves a lot of energy. Also, at the end of the day, turn off your computer and monitor. Don't let them run all night. An interesting fact from the Department of Energy: If every business in the United States used the sleep function on their monitors instead of screensavers, we'd save $600 million in energy! Be green, have fun with your computer, but say goodbye to that screensaver and you'll be saving energy.

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