Why My Recycle Bin Is Always Empty !

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  • Why My Recycle Bin Is Always Empty !

    1. 1. Why My Recycle Bin Is Always Empty !!! Rajiv Mathew [email_address]
    2. 2. <ul><li>An inconvenient truth. </li></ul><ul><li>Polar bears will be extinct by 2050. </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Numbers !
    4. 4. IT Statistics <ul><li>4% Of global Carbon Emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Only 1/3 IT departments actually know their power consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes 10 times the weight of a PC in chemicals and fossil fuels to make one. </li></ul><ul><li>85% of the electricity that powers PCs goes to waste as they lie idle. </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 of servers are doing almost nothing except consuming energy. </li></ul><ul><li>1 million tons of electronic equipment becomes obsolete each year. </li></ul><ul><li>A single energy-efficient PC with activated power-saving functions can save up to half a ton of CO2 per year. </li></ul>
    5. 5. IT Assets are Poorly Used <ul><li>Typical IT Utilization Rates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Servers: 5–15% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Typical Data Utilization Rates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As much as 70% of file data is never accessed </li></ul></ul>Sources: VMware, Microsoft, EMC
    6. 6. Its Not Easy Being Green
    7. 7. Green Is Everywhere 68% Of Executives foresee increased government regulation on environment 77% Of Companies anticipate spending more on Environmental Programs. 80% of all data centers report capacity issues 83% Of Largest Retailers are involved in Green Practices .
    8. 8. Climate Change Industry = $ 300 Billion > Software & Biotech
    9. 11. Green My Apple
    10. 12. Solutions & Green Innovations WOMEN AND THEIR ROLE IN THE GREEN MOVEMENT
    11. 13. Friend #1 Vipul Kasera, Founder, CommuteEasy.com
    12. 14. Lalit Mangal, Founder, CommonFloor.com Friend #2
    13. 15. Brand Ambassadors
    14. 16. Modern Gadgets SHOWING THE GREE SIDE Energy and water conserving appliances Touch free faucets High-efficiency toilets Low-flow faucets Recycled materials in countertops, flooring and cabinets Energy-efficient roofing options
    15. 17. DELL Aspires To Be The Greenest Technology Company On The Planet www.dell.com/earth
    16. 18. DELL Is Making A Difference <ul><li>Committed to design desktops and laptops that consume up to 25 percent less energy by 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>First company to introduce an “ 80 PLUS Gold-certified ” power supply for servers </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced first “hybrid” PC , about 80 % smaller than a standard Dell desktop and consumes up to 70 % less energy </li></ul><ul><li>New Enterprise laser printers and single-function colour laser printers ENERGY STAR- certified using 25% less energy </li></ul><ul><li>Announced plans to transition to laptop displays to LED within 12 months </li></ul>Optiplex TM   Family Latitude TM   Family Poweredge TM   Family
    17. 19. Community Centers
    18. 20. Standardize Charging
    19. 21. Water Becomes The New Carbon
    20. 22. www.thisisreality.org
    21. 24. Track Awareness
    22. 25. Share Awareness www.dothegreenthing.com
    23. 26. Calculate Your Impact <ul><li>Avoiding Mass Extinctions Engine </li></ul>
    24. 27. Buy Carbon Offsets
    25. 28. Green Your Website
    26. 29. Tap Social Media
    27. 30. Labelling The supermarket Chain TESCO, began labeling products with information related to their greenhouse gas emissions.
    28. 31. Protest Groups
    29. 32. Product Differentiator
    30. 33. Guides
    31. 34. Donate To NGOs
    32. 35. Mtvswitch.org
    33. 36. Awards
    34. 37. Eco Friendly Products World’s first eco-friendly premium spirit Bottle is made of recycled glass Labels are made of 100% PCW paper and uses water based inks. PCW = Post Consumer Waste
    35. 38. Good-Bye Greenwash <ul><ul><li>Greenwashing = unsubstantiated (a fib) or irrelevant claims </li></ul></ul>Only 10% of consumers trust green information they receive from either businesses and government
    36. 39. Green Generation Generation Y: diverse, self-reliant and pragmatic … judge “green” brands, products and services by how they honor their promises… research everything on the internet.
    37. 40. Generation Y embraces sustainability as a way of life. … 84 percent are actively concerned about the climate... Environmental messages impact customer loyalty … 50% say it influences their shopping behavior 46% say they’d shop at a retailer more if they were environmentally friendly. 47% say they’d be willing to pay more for environmentally friendly services.
    38. 41. LIMIT THE LUFF Sound, direct, honest messaging… … busy lives leave no time for gimmicks or false “green” claims. Generation Green is sharp, knowledgeable and not easily fooled. You can’t just say you’re green; you need to prove it.
    39. 42. COMMUNICATE REFERRALS FROM A TRUSTED SOURCE Generation Green prefers input and advice from trusted sources: family, spouses, significant others, friends. Internet reliant…create an online community on company Web sites for them to converse with current customers and prospects about what you offer .
    40. 43. What Can I Do ? Small Innovations That Can Be Done By 1 Individual
    41. 44. New Career Options Solar Wind Hydro Geo Thermal
    42. 45. Forget Your Car Bus being 3 times more efficient. Train even better.
    43. 46. Most food travels ~2500 km to reach your plate Buy Local
    44. 47. Use Alternative Energy Sources Solar panels are now reaching 40% efficiency
    45. 48. Recycle!
    46. 49. Unplug Chargers Devices like chargers, TVs, VCRs, can be using energy even when you think they are completely off.
    47. 50. Earth Hour Turn Off The Lights !
    48. 51. Take Shorter Showers
    49. 52. Wash Clothes In Cold Water
    50. 53. Ditch The Plastic
    51. 54. Develop a Self-Check List
    52. 55. of 15 Conclusion Leverage Technology And Identify opportunities Raise profits Reduce CO2 Emissions
    53. 56. Sources <ul><li>Marketing Green In The Second Decade – Maryanne Conlin </li></ul><ul><li>How To Be A Green Geek – Cristiano Betta </li></ul><ul><li>Ways To Green Your Scene - FAS Green Program, Harvard </li></ul><ul><li>Webex Green Guide To Your Office </li></ul><ul><li>How To Reduce Your Carbon And Hype Footprints – Park Howell </li></ul>

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