awareness raising / resources

Why GSTEP?

GSTEP is essential to a local “GreenIT Strategy” for the mid-Willamette Valley. According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_computing#Product_longevity it’s best to use what we’ve got as long as possible, one way or another:

Product longevity

Gartner maintains that the PC manufacturing process accounts for 70% of the natural resources used in the life cycle of a PC.[16] More recently, Fujitsu released a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of a desktop that show that manufacturing and end of life accounts for the majority of this laptop ecological footprint.[17] Therefore, the biggest contribution to green computing usually is to prolong the equipment’s lifetime. Another report from Gartner recommends to “Look for product longevity, including upgradability and modularity.” [18] For instance, manufacturing a new PC makes a far bigger ecological footprint than manufacturing a new RAM module to upgrade an existing one.

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