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E-Waste: A Growing Problem

May 7th, 2012 | By
E-Waste: A Growing Problem

My cell phone is 5 years old. It has a tiny screen, an awkward keyboard, and no applications at all, but I stubbornly refuse to trade it in for a new one. It still functions, and for the work I do, it’s really all I need.  Also, I know that if I exchange it, my
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Newsweek’s 2011 Green Rankings

Nov 4th, 2011 | By
Newsweek’s 2011 Green Rankings

Newsweek released on October 17th its third annual Green Rankings, which rates the 500 largest publically traded global and U.S. companies on the basis of performance in three categories: Environmental impact (emissions, water, waste, and product impact) Environmental management (environmental policies and initiatives) Disclosure (company reporting and transparency efforts) The Green Rankings were first released
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Green IT: Sustainability and Cost Savings

Jun 17th, 2011 | By
Green IT: Sustainability and Cost Savings

In November of 2006, Gartner Group, a leading information technology (IT) research firm, released a study that shocked the industry. Gartner predicted that by 2008, half of the world’s data centers would have insufficient power and cooling capacity to meet demand.1 Data center energy consumption, which accounts for approximately 1.5 percent of electricity consumption in
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