weekly simple eco tip, 5.30

Computers are great at helping us be green in so many ways. Why not take a few steps to make your computer itself a bit more energy efficient?

Change the settings on your computer to maximize energy efficiency, and set it to run in a low-power state while you aren't using it (if you can't turn it off altogether).

At work, ask your company's IT person if there is an energy efficiency system in place. If not, ask them to consider setting one up. It helps save money along with saving energy.

There are a few different ways you can help your computer consume less energy while you use it. Turn your volume down, turn your screen brightness down, or set your sleep and hibernate settings to kick in faster. Don't leave laptop chargers plugged in all the time.

And beyond that, look for an energy efficient computer!

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