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Earth Day Tips from the Green Port Program

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Happy Earth Day from the Green Port Program!

Today is a great day to take a few moments to reduce your environmental impact. Here are a few things you can do from your desk at home or work right now:

  • Save energy by using a blank screen saver. Screen savers that cycle tropical fish or photos from your nephew's birthday generally do not save energy... in fact, some can cause your computer to burn even more energy.
  • If you have a double-sided printer, save trees by setting your printer preferences to automatic duplex printing.
  • Don't forget to turn off your computer each night. It's an urban myth that leaving computers and monitors on uses less energy than turning them off.

Visit Energy Star's Low Carbon IT Campaign for more information on this topic, and have fun doing something green today!