With many people working at home, the home office is a significant consumer of energy both for electricity and space heating/cooling. It's no wonder when you look at the rat's nest of wiring in home offices.
Low effort: Set your computer's power management system at home and at work. Recycle your old electronics gear. See this map to find a recycler.
Medium: Use a laptop instead of a desktop PC. Put things that don't need to have standby power (computer speakers, etc.) on a power strip and click it off when not using. Unplug all those chargers--for the phone, iPod, Blackberry, etc.--when not in use.
High: In addition to buying an energy-efficient PC or other electronics, consider adding other green attributes to your list, such as whether the product can be recycled and the amount of toxins used inside.
September 29, 2009 6:49 AM PDT
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