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Going Green by Khalil Jubran - Mindspring Networks

  1. 1. ICT Associate - United Nations Office IT Consultant - Mindspring Networks Student - Bar-Ilan University for Management Khalil Jubran
  2. 2. “reduce the use of hazardous materials, maximize energy efficiency during the product's lifetime, and promote recyclability or biodegradability of defunct products and factory waste.” -Wikipedia.org
  3. 3. Causes for Green Computing • Use lot of Electricity • Create lots of toxic waste • Reduce pollution & the global warming
  4. 4. Turn off the computer and monitor when not in use . Use power save mode . Use hardware / software with energy star label . Don’t print unless necessary and you are read . Use LCDS of CRT as they are more power efficient . Reducing Energy Consumption
  5. 5. Save Paper…!
  6. 6. NO YES
  7. 7. Use Online Libraries!!!
  8. 8. Green ICT Environment: • Enabling power management features: We can program our computers to automatically power down to an energy-saving state when we aren’t using them. • Turning off the system when not in use: This is the most basic energy conservation strategy for most systems. • Using blank screensaver: A blank screensaver conserves more power than a screensaver that displays moving images.
  9. 9. • Using thin-client computer: Thin-client computers draw about a fifth of the power of a desktop PC. • Greening data center: Using new energy-efficient equipment, improving airflow management to reduce cooling requirements, investing in energy management software, and adopting environmentally friendly designs for data centers and new measures to curb data centers’ energy consumption. • Virtualization: enables data centers to consolidate their physical server infrastructure by hosting multiple virtual servers on a smaller number of more powerful servers, using less electricity and simplifying the data center.
  10. 10. • Reuse old computers: We should make use of an older computer if it meets our requirements. • Refurbish old computers: We can upgrade old computers and servers to meet new requirements. • Recycle unwanted computers: When we can’t reuse computers, even after considering the prospects of refurbishing, we must dispose of them properly in environmentally friendly ways.
  11. 11. • Duplex Printers: Which can reduce number of used papers for printing. • All in one Printers: It can be used instead of using separate printer, scanner, photocopier and Fax machines, this option will reduce the power usage. • Reduce printing: Do not print any email or document unless you really need to print it.
  12. 12. Green benefits of Cloud Computing Servers  Reduce the number of servers : 5 to 10 virtual servers to 1 physical server  Less space required  Reduced power  More energy efficient servers Workstations  Thin clients -> reduced power ,  Virtual workstations running on servers : 30 to 70 wks to 1 server IT Support  Workstations that are not used are switched off,  Maintenance performed real time. Environmental  Lower carbon emissions : less power needed  Recycle old equipment
  13. 13. Green Technology • Advantages • Disadvantages  Energy saving  Environment Friendly  Cost –Effective (pays over time )  Save more money per year  Can give you a tax right off  High start up cost  Not readily available  Still in experiment stage  Sacrifices Performance for battery life  Not for everyone
  14. 14. 1. Reduce household waste. Are you constantly throwing away plastic baggies, paper towels, and sponges? Replace those wasteful products with reusable options. At the store, choose products with minimal packaging, and find ways to repurpose empty containers in your home. 2. Rethink transportation. Give yourself and the planet a break. Opt out of the daily rat race and organize a neighborhood carpool for work, school and after school activities. Even better, bike or walk to nearby destinations. When you have to use a car, consolidate trips and use the most efficient route to complete all of your errands. 3. Turn down the thermostat. Keep the temperature in your home at 68 degrees or lower in the winter and 75 degrees or higher in the summer. To really go green, purchase a programmable thermostat and set it to reduce energy consumption when you're out of the house.
  15. 15. 4. Watch your water. Shortening your morning shower is the most effective way to decrease your household water consumption. You can also save water by watering your lawn during the night when the air is cooler, washing full loads of laundry and using your dishwasher instead of hand washing dishes. 5. Turn off the electricity. Turn off lights when you leave a room and when you leave the house. Also, beware of "vampire electronics." Devices such as, chargers, computers, and televisions continue to consume power when they are off. Plug these electronics into a power strip, and turn off the power strip before bed each night. 6. Recycle. Set up a recycling station in your home with separate bins for paper, aluminum cans, plastic and glass. Teach your family how to read the recycling numbers on plastic bottles, and encourage everyone to use the bins. Make hauling recyclables to the recycling center a family outing. 7. Buy whole foods. It takes a lot of energy to ship and process food! Reduce your carbon footprint drastically by purchasing whole foods and cooking from scratch. Aim to buy at least 50 percent of your food each week from the outside rim of the grocery store. Those back walls house produce, fresh meats and dairy.
  16. 16. 8. Shop local. Avoid shipping pollution entirely by purchasing locally grown produce, meats and dairy as well as artisan made gifts and home-goods. Shop your local farmer's market or join a food co-op to get the most bang for your locally spent buck. If you really want to get the family involved, plant a garden and reap the harvest of your own hard work. 9. Buy and sell used. It takes a lot of resources to create new goods, resources that you can conserve by buying used. Shop garage sales or online sale sites. Sell your unwanted goods instead of consigning them to a landfill. Live by the old motto "use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.“ 10. Get outside. What is the point of protecting the planet if you don't take the time to enjoy it? Plan a camping trip or hike for the entire family. You and your kids will appreciate the world if you spend some time playing in it. Eco-friendliness is a lifestyle that has to be rooted in appreciation for the planet.
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  18. 18. The End Many thanks Hope you enjoyed