What’s Power IT Down Day

This Thursday, August 27, 2009, is the second annual Power IT Down Day. Please do your part to conserve energy and protect our environment on this day by “powering down” your equipments – computer, monitor, printer and other peripherals – at the end of the day. You don’t have to be Al Gore or a celebrity to be helpful!

How much impact your action can have

You will be surprised to know how much can be saved. Here is one estimate
“You can save about 13 kWh powering down all your work devices for fifteen hours, which represents about 6.85 kg less CO2 in the atmosphere and savings of US $1.30 in power.”

And savings really add up quickly if many people join the cause.

And you can see an aggregated saving result from the web site.

Even better the sponsors (HP, Citrix, Microsoft etc.) will donate a portion of the cost savings to the Wounded Warrior Project

How to do it

First show your intent to participate today, by taking the online pledge here. Over 3,000 people have already signed up.

Once you sign up, you will receive an email reminder and you can easily add the reminder to your calendar.

If you just want to add a reminder, click here to add a reminder to your calendar.

Beyond Power IT Down Day

Here are a few things to consider:

Related articles:

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/081809-tgech-green-challenge.html

Ray (Ruiguo) Yang
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