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1 Greening the office space A few small steps… …to reduce your footprint

2 Read your emails on screen Use email over hard-copy whenever possible Save documents instead of printing them Back-up your email with a thumb drive Avoid using coversheets Use as small a font as is legible Try printing on both sides Downsizing your printer dependence

3 Try to remember to recycle at all times Remember to recycle your cardboard Reuse single-sided paper for non- official printing Give recycled content paper a chance Recycling your paper waste

4 Upload assignments to LATTE Use the student Upload feature on LATTE for assignments Use the word tracking feature in Microsoft Word Class Reduction

5 Familiarize yourself with your computer’s power-save options Use the sleep function over screen savers Turn off Computer components whenever possible and keep power cords unplugged Use Energy-Star products when fiscally plausible Turn off all computer peripherals (eg speakers, printers..) Place all computer items on a single switch Computer Usage

6 Turn out lights when they are unnecessary Use fluorescent bulbs whenever possible Day-lighting is conducive to good working habits Lighting Reduction

7 Energy Myths Myth: Screen Savers are your best energy bet Myth: Frequent turning on and off of your computer will lower its life expectancy Myth: Turning off your computer uses more energy than leaving it in hibernate Fact: Screen savers were originally developed to prevent the permanent etching of a pattern on older monochrome monitors. The same protection occurs when you place the monitor in a low power "sleep" mode. Avoiding the use of screensavers on LCD and CRT displays can reduce power usage while away from your computer by 30-75 watts Fact: Hard disks in PCs older than 10 years did not automatically park their heads when shut off, leading to disk damage from frequent on/off power cycling. Newer PCs are designed to handle over 40,000 on/off cycles, a number unlikely to be reached during an MIT computer's typical four-to-six-year life span. Fact: The surge of power when a computer is turned off lasts a few seconds and is insignificant compared to the sustained energy used in keeping it on during periods of inactivity

8 On Campus Sustainability Please Direct further Questions towards our on-campus Sustainability Coordinator Janna Cohen-Rosenthal. Ext. 64194 Your Faculty Administrator can also help with any paper allotment needs that you may have (i.e. switching to recycled paper content. Thanks for your time

9 Works Cited Simpson, Walter. “Guide to Green Computing.” The State University of New York at Buffalo: UB Green. 2000. 22 October 2008. “Take Action.” Harvard University Office for Sustainability. 2008. 22 October 2008. “Guidelines for Personal Computer Energy Savings.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Information Services and Technology. August 2007. 22 October 2008. “‘Green’ Computing Guide.” Ohio University. 2008. 22 October 2008. “University of Oregon Green Computing Guide.” University of Oregon. 22 October 2008.

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