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In a nutshell, greening your tech means to perform in all areas of technology while causing minimal or no harm to the environment. The boom of “eco” has inspired companies that manufacture tech related products and services to offer more sustainable options, but we as the users can do even more to ensure the cleanliness and health of the environment. Below are a few practical tips to help you get started.

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Five Smart Ways to Green up Your Tech

Buy Green: One of the smartest ways to green your tech is to purchase eco-friendly products. Sustainable options like bamboo monitors and flash drive casings, as well as refurbished smart phones, printers and tablets are widely available. Buying green cuts down on pollution and lessens the demand for fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources

Eco Printing: There are several ways in which to print more green; printing on both sides of the paper means that you use and buy less paper. Using recycled ink cartridges instead of virgin ones ensures that they won’t sit in landfills. And using green fonts like Ecofont (prints with holes) will cut down your use of ink, which also means you will be buying and using less ink.

Support Green Web Hosting: Costing about the same as the traditional, eco web hosting uses alternative methods of energy that can include renewable wind and solar power. Greening your website is a small act that inspires a BIG positive environment reaction.

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Solar Charging: Solar power is not just for rooftops, in fact the power of the sun can be used to generate power to anything that uses PV (Photovoltaics), and currently on the market there is stand-alone solar chargers as well as ones integrated in bags. So use the power of the sun instead of plugging in to charge your tech products.

Recycle/Donate: The trash is no place for your broken monitor or out of date phone, objects such as these should be recycled back to the manufacture or to a specialty recycling center. Unwanted tech products that are still in working condition can be donated or even sold instead of trashed.

These are just a few examples of how easy it really is to green your tech. Eco awareness is growing at a rapid rate, and even more sustainable advances will come from that growth, making it easy for us to maintain the health of our environment.

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This article is written by Missy Diaz. She provides information on hosts for python service providers on the web.



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    13 Comments

    • Rajkumar Jonnala

      this is really an awesome thought and everyone should spread this to decrease the pollution everyone should recycle their products in any way for the future purpose.

    • FussedBlogger

      Hi Missy,
      It was an awesome share. It is an innovative idea to  green up the tech. Using solar power regulates most of the pollution, i consider. To green the tech one should use recyclable products.

    • Noel Addison

      Great tips Missy! Most technological gadgets are said to be a great contributor to the destruction of our environment and the least that we can do to protect it is to use our gadgets and devices properly and use green technologies.

    • Free Download Buzz

      Nice concept of this generation where Getting into Green trend is most important now..

    • Phanindra

      <b>Nice phrased , Missy.
      There are many initiatives announced as part of Go Green and if they are regularly implemented it would really bring lot of change.

    • sam @ goa carnival

      Hi,

      Nice post for awareness. No doubt in that this is our planet and this is our duty to secure that.
      We can participant in that with the purchase of any kind product which all mentioned in your blog post.

    • junaid @ Technology Blog

      Really good article.the point of the solar energy is awesome should implement in everyone's life.thnx for sharing.

    • Riya

      I feel recycling is best way to protect environment, there are many old products which are very good to use and we should use them.

      • Missy Diaz

        Hi, Riya:

        Absolutely! I agree. If items were used more instead of replacing them more – we wouldn't be in the landfill mess we are in. But we do try, right.

        Thanks for your comment.

        Missy

    • Aarti

      Nice points, But how would you recognize which product is green? I mean is there any label which you check to ensure about green products specially for laptops, tablets, smart phones and so on.

      • Missy Diaz

        Hey, Aarti:

        One way to recognize a green product is how it was made, where it was made and what benefits it provides to Mother Earth. For example, many times a laptop, printer, phone etc that is eco friendly will be noted as such by its manufacturer if it's made from recycled materials, if it's been made lighter, faster and generally less compliant on energy. Another way is if it's made in your home country because this means it doesn't have to travel too far.

        Hope this helps some. Thanks for asking your question.

        Cheers,
        Missy

    • Abhishek@techbugs.net

      Really nice post,Go Green 🙂

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