“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.

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