- Gaiam Blog - http://blog.gaiam.com -
Computing with a Side of Green
Posted By Gaiam Staff On February 21, 2012 @ 11:53 am In Green Living, Green Tech | No Comments
By now, most greenies know that computers and their accessories are some of the biggest energy hogs in the home  — and that improperly recycled electronics can easily end up in toxic dumps in developing countries .
Want to make sure you’re doing right by Mother Earth when it comes to computers? Follow these three steps to green computing:
* If you have sensitive information on your computer (even if you’ve deleted it), don’t forget to erase your hard drive before handing your computer over to a third party.
Learn more ways to green your lifestyle with sustainability videos on GaiamTV.com !
Article printed from Gaiam Blog: http://blog.gaiam.com
URL to article: http://blog.gaiam.com/computing-with-a-side-of-green/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://blog.gaiam.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/Green-Computers.jpeg
 energy hogs in the home: http://life.gaiam.com/article/put-your-home-energy-diet
 toxic dumps in developing countries: http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/pollution?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
 power strip: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Powering-Down.html
 Smart Power Strip: http://www.gaiam.com/product/smart+power+strip.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 buy a new computer: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Can-I-Upgrade-To-A-Green-Machine.html
 EPEAT: http://www.epeat.net/
 ensure your computer gets recycled responsibly: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/decembers-project-how-to-recycle-computers/
 the Computer TakeBack Campaign website: http://www.computertakeback.com/home/
 sustainability videos on GaiamTV.com: http://www.gaiamtv.com/category/environment/sustainability?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
Copyright © 2007 Gaiam Community Blog. All rights reserved.