Green Computing Tips to Save Energy When Using You Computer

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IT, when not managed properly, can have a significant impact on the environment. That’s old news. But what steps can you take to reduce your carbon footprint while still maintaining best practises? Here are some of the easiest ways you can save energy…

Tips for Using Search Engines & Web Browsers

Did you know that every Google search you conduct may lend a hand towards harming the environment? In fact, recent studies claim that two Google searches generates about the same amount of CO2 as boiling a kettle of water! This article will explain the hidden environmental costs of Google and other online activities. This article will also provide you with tips on what you can do to change this.

If you are looking for a more environmentally-friendly search engine, this article recommends using EcoSearch.org as an alternative to Google or other popular search engines, such as Yahoo. Find out what makes this search engine green, what efforts the company makes towards helping the environment and how you can make this green search engine your default search provider.

EcoSearch.org is not your only option for green search engines, find out about additional environmentally-friendly search engines by reading the following articles:

Good Search – Your Tool for Doing Good, One Penny at a Time

Truvert Promises a Green Way to Search

Blackle – A Green Search Engine?

Save Energy with Wattoogle Search Engine?

In addition to search engines, did you know that web browsers are another energy sucker? Learn tips on how you can reduce the amount of energy wasted, while at the same time decreasing the chances of your computer being infected with malware.

It’s Midnight – Do You Know What Your Computer is Doing?

Did you know that switching your computer to Standby might not be the best option when it comes to reducing energy consumption? A simple step you can take to save on power is to customize your computer’s power management settings. If you own a Mac, these power saving tips will teach you how to customize the Energy Saver options.

If you think you’re doing good by shutting your computer down when you aren’t using it, think again. Though this is a step in the right direction, even when computers (and other electronic devices for that matter) are shut down or in stand-by, they still could be wasting energy. This article will teach you about phantom power and provide you with tips on how you can cut back on energy consumption, saving you money and helping the environment.

Have you ever wondered how much electricity your computer uses or how it reflects on your electricity bill? These green computing tips will give you the low-down and offer you some helpful tips and advice on how you can save hundreds of dollars each month.

For addition green computing tips, including tips on how to reduce e-waste by upgrading and recycling and ideas on environmentally-friendly ways to dispose of your old printer and toner cartridges, check out all the other helpful green computing tips Bright Hub has to offer!