Every day, we use computers, tablets, cell phones, and other technologies that impact the environment.
Where and how are these computers produced?
Can the energy demands of our technology be reduced without sacrificing performance?
How much paper do we consume and from what sources is it manufactured?
What happens to our electronic waste when we are done with it?
Sustainable computing practices require thoughtful consideration of these questions. Ensuring suppliers follow ecologically accepted standards of operation, practicing responsible sourcing, developing methods to educate students, staff and faculty on eco-friendly computing practices--all of these are sustainable computing.