“Computers Off” campaign

The Computers Off Australia campaign was launched in Sydney today in an effort to educate people as to how they can make a contribution to the environment by switching off their computer when not in use, or using sleep mode.  Turning your PC off at night will save  enough energy to light a 60 watt light bulb for more than 17 hours!  Monetary savings are around $80 on your power bill and a reduction in your computer’s carbon emissions by up to 100kg over 12 months.

To maximise power savings, it is recommended that computers are set to enter system standby or hibernate after 15 to 30 minutes of inactivity.

Activate etc power management on Macs:

Activate etc power management with XP:

Activate etc power management with Vista:

Activate etc power management on Windows server:

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  2. Hello Marie,

    The power saving figures must be for desk top computers, not laptops. I never use anything but a laptop. Still, I’ll be more vigilant about powering down overnight.

    I missed some of the comments you left on my blog in June because they somehow got caught in my spam filter. I’m glad I discovered it. Shouldn’t happen again, but I’ll be on the lookout.

    I was really pleased to learn in a previous post here that you’ve found my UDL wiki helpful. Next week, I’ll be using much of the material in the wiki to teach a university course for teachers. This is the first time I’ve taught at that level, so I’m both excited and nervous.


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