As the amount of C02 that Britain’s data centers emit is more than the total annual CO2 emissions of Norwich and Oxford, it is time the IT industry took responsibility for their actions.
In comparison to the widely criticized aviation industry, which accounts for 2% of the world’s total C02 carbon emissions, IT accounts for 4%.
Despite these negative figures, it is encouraging to hear in The Carbon Trust and YouGov report into employees’ attitudes to carbon reduction, 70 % said they wanted to cut their carbon emissions but wanted more guidance and empowerment.
With reports indicating that advertising on the Internet is going to take over from television later this year, being environmentally aware has never been more important. As an online provider of IT vacancies, The IT Job Board, http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk believes in the future of IT through responsible work practice.
Below are tips on how to Go Green in your office and make a difference:
Each year an estimated 1 million tonnes of electrical equipment is discarded by commercial groups in the UK.
As electronic goods are becoming increasingly short lived and more often than not recycled, this is becoming a growing problem. According to Gartner, despite global economic slowdown, PC sales globally grew 13 % in 2007 to 270 million computers, the vast majority of which will end up in landfill or gathering dust in garages.
Below are some tips for helping you become greener:
It is vital that we reduce the amount of energy we consume, both in order to cut down on associated pollution and conserve the world’s natural resources and habitats.
Many IT departments have problems as their ability to measure and monitor energy consumption is limited in most cases at the moment.
Nevertheless, this should not discourage you in doing everything you can to tackle this issue of going green in you office.