These four pathways focus on various activities such as:
Power Management - This feature means conservation of power used by all electrical appliances. Many appliances now come with a power saving/management feature as well. Devices with this feature automatically turn off the power or switch the appliance to a low power state when not being used.
Energy Efficient Computing - Computers have a fan / heater-like component inside them. The energy waste of computers is increasing by the day. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of this. Energy waste is leading to a climatic change from burning coal and oil. Learn how to buy an energy-efficient computer.
Remediation of Environmental Pollutants - This deals with reducing and removing pollution or contaminants from groundwater, soil, surface water, or sediments.
Server Virtualization - This is popularly known as VPS and is commonly used to split the server. The idea is to use one server which connects to many individual computers. This development has been seen in software, technology, and other types of architecture virtualization.
Sewage Treatment - This wastewater treatment involves removing of contaminants from waste water and sewage. Various chemical and biological processes are used to remove chemicals and other contaminants.
Efficient Disposal/Waste Management - This is the collection, processing, recycling, and disposal of waste materials.
Efficient Recycling - Reusing products is much better than letting them stay in landfills.
Regulatory Compliance - A strategy must be designed by governments, which would offer rules for curbing waste management, reducing pollution, and stringent penalties for non compliance.
Recycling and Water Purification - This is the process of removing all unneeded materials and contaminants from water. The water is then used for drinking or fulfilling specific requirements for medical, chemical and other uses.
Green Metrics and Methodology - It is important to quantify sustainability and environmental performance to help reach our goals.
Renewable Resources - Use of renewable sources of energy such as solar power and wind to serve purposes like heating, cooking, etc.
Eco-Labelling of IT Products - More companies should design their products so they receive the eco-label. Consumers must check for the eco-label before investing their resources in a particular IT product.
Thin Client Solutions - Thin client is also known as a lean client solution, and requires computers to depend on another computer or server to function.