There are two really good reasons to practice green computing: It saves you money and, little by little, it helps protect the planet. It's a major win-win for everyone. There are many ways to be green when using computers, notebooks, or other personal electronics. One of the easiest ways is to conserve energy by simply turning off your computer when it's not being used. If it's inconvenient to completely turn it off, then using the power management features to put your computer into an energy-saving sleep mode or hibernation mode when it's not being used. Another way to be green is to extend the life of your current computer by upgrading or repairing it instead of buying a new one. When purchasing new computing device, look for one with an ENERGY STAR rating or TCO-Certified label which means that the device has a lower environmental affect across its lifespan, from construction to disposal.
Here are some easy and specific tips that anyone can do to make a big difference.
The majority of the computers, laptops and tablets today come with power saving features that will automatically idle itself (sleep) or turn off itself off after not being used for a period of time. For Windows computers, you can find the power saving settings in Control Panel. You can save several dollars a year but making this easy adjustment. Do this to your other computers in your household, and the saving can really add up.