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From the Back Cover
It can be easy to be green! Follow these suggestions and help save the planet
Get on board the green machine! Here's how to assess your technology's green factor and make small changes with big impact. You'll also find tips for using technology in green ways and advice on getting rid of old devices in an environmentally friendly way. Learn what to buy, when to upgrade, where to find green ideas, and much more.
- Watch your step — calculate the size of your carbon footprint and see how much your electronics contribute to it
Do your home work — find great advice to help you make the case to your employer for telecommuting options
You have the power — to use less energy, and you'll find lots of ways to do that
Green upgrades — discover how to give your current computer a green makeover
Buying green — learn what to look for when shopping for a new computer and peripherals
When it's time to retire your electronic devices — uncover earth-friendly ways to recycle your old computer and be sure you don't give away your personal data
Sharing is good — see how home networks, device sharing, and Windows Home Server can protect the planet
The green cloud — find out why cloud computing makes green sense
Open the book and find:
- What the Energy Star can tell you
Tips for reducing energy use throughout your home
The difference between Energy Star and EnergyGuide
How to decide what to print and what to read on an electronic device
Ten great places to find green hints
Definitions of common green terms
How to prepare equipment for recycling
Guidelines for setting up a green home office
About the Author
Woody Leonhard is best known for his various Windows All-In-One For Dummies books. Woody's a Microsoft MVP and one of the original Microsoft Consulting Partners. He's also a Contributing Editor for Windows Secrets Newsletter.
Katherine Murray is a nature lover, communications expert, and the author of more than 50 books on technology and business topics related to digital lifestyle.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I gave up on the extreme greenie stuff when I discovered that Energy Star hasn't updated its zip code file for a decade or more (what else is out on date on this website?) and that no one ever mentions the down side of CFL bulbs (after a fairly short time they dim down so much that you throw them out in disgust, so they don't last any longer that the old bulbs, they just cost a lot more and look uglier).
Wait -- maybe hanging out your wet clothes in Phoenix in the summertime does qualify as extreme greenie. The secret is to wait till after ten p.m. when the temp may have dropped below 100 F.
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