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Sep 08

How to Dispose of Your Computer in an Eco-Friendly Way

It might not be a frequent responsibility, but one of the most important things you can do to keep the environment safe is to dispose of your computers and electronics in a responsible manner. Many people just simply throw their old laptops and computer parts into a trash bin and never think about them again, …

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Feb 02

How to Capitalise on Space in a Small Office Space When Renovating

So your small business is thriving, you’re taking on new customers and you have a renovation planned in the works. Unfortunately there is one drawback and that is the size of your workspace. A small workspace can be a blessing at times when it comes to having staff meetings, ensuring that everyone is happy and …

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Mar 03

Keeping the Energy Costs Down in the Classroom

Conserving energy can be more than just helping the environment. It can be about cutting costs around the school and classroom. By reducing your energy bills, there could be more money, when budgeting, to afford some of the other things to improve education. What can be done around the school to help promote greater energy …

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Feb 05

5 Ways to Make Workplace Computers More Eco-Friendly

If you’re someone who is passionate about energy efficiency, then we’re pretty sure that you’re constantly on the hunt for ways to make your home and your workplace more eco-friendly. Well, when it comes to your office space, while it can definitely help to do things like use more natural lighting and have your appliances …

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Sep 20

Guest Post: No More Green Apple Computers

News of Apple’s decision to no longer comply with Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) standards has jarred the environmentally conscious population. EPEAT is a non-profit group that focuses on making electronics more sustainable. The group is considered the number one environmental rating system for electronic devices in the world. The U.S. Government requires 95 …

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May 17

Go Green With Your Computer Monitor

As far as your computer is concerned, it isn’t the largest energy hog in your house. It is a medium power drain overall using an average of 400 kilowatt-hours a year. As far as costs go, that’s only $35 on your yearly bill. However, when looked at as carbon-dioxide emissions it is equal to 530 …

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Apr 13

E-cycling: Recycling Electronics Including Phones, Computers, TVs and CDs

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E-cycling is simply the recycling electronics. Americans produced around 2.5 million tons of electronic waste in 2007. Electronics contain lead, mercury and cadmium. These toxins can leak into water systems as well into animal habitats. Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist and authority on waste management at the Natural Resources Defense Council explained “The problem with e-waste …

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