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Archive for March, 2009

Printing footprint @ Stellenbosch University

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Further to Le Roux’s post – which indicates an average annual printing volume of 16 million pages on our network printers – I ran the numbers through HP’s carbon calculator (in this post). The results are … sort of scary….


Earth Hour

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Sign up and switch off your lights this Earth Hour.

Sign up now and become part of what could be the single most powerful demonstration of global solidarity on any matter in the history of the planet.

By signing up, you are pledging to switch off your lights on Saturday, 28 March 2009 at 8:30pm. Your name will form part of a 1 billion-strong petition that will be sent to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen at the end of the year to put pressure on world leaders to pass legislation on climate change.

Go to the following web address and sign up. http://www.earthhour.org.za/?refer=7654e48bb44182f477264e243e2572ea (more…)

Printing volumes @ Stellenbosch University

Friday, March 20th, 2009

From 2003 to 2006 network printing volumes at Stellenbosch University have increased tremendously. In 2003 only 350 000 pages were logged, in 2006 16 200 000 pages were logged!

Luckily it seems that these volumes have stabilised. During 2007 18.2 million pages were logged. Last year 17.6 million pages and during the first quarter of 2009 4.2 million pages were logged. (more…)

Microsoft relaunches Green IT site

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Microsoft recently launched it’s new-look Environment site, including a Green IT section which focuses on energy and cost savings. White papers, case studies, energy calculators and solutions deal with energy savings in the data centre and on the desktop – and also with the benefits of using online collaboration tools instead of long-distance travel to meetings.