U of S Green Computing Guide

Information and communications technologies are some of the fastest growing sources of CO2 emissions today, contributing from two to four percent of the world's greenhouse gases -- a figure that puts computing on par with the global aviation industry. Add to this the fact that technology use has been doubling every three to four years, and we could soon see information and communications technologies among the world's top contributors of excess greenhouse gases.Green Computing

But there is good news... 

There are things we can do to help.

We can use technology to reduce the impact of other less environmentally friendly activities, such as reducing travel by using web conferencing or teleconferencing for meetings.

We can also contribute to the cause by making small changes to some of our daily habits, changes like switching our printing preferences and using the power management settings on our computers. 

This Green Computing Guide, prepared by Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at the U of S, shows us what we can do as a university, as students, and as staff and instructors to reduce our environmental impact when choosing, using and disposing of ICT on campus or at home.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to sustainability

This guide joins other useful information on sustainability published on the U of S website.  We hope you find the Green Computing Guide helpful, and welcome your comments or suggestions.

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