Microsoft Environment: turn your compute off and Edison Pc Power ManCgement software

A while back I blogged about the Microsoft Environment blog since then I have been keeping up to date with what is going on and it has been going from strength to strength and wanted to point out some more excellent resources which you might not have yet come across:

Sustainable Computing Sleep or Hibernate? "Part of living a more sustainable life means taking actions, such as recycling, using reusable bags at the grocery store, and turning off the lights when you leave a room. Just as leaving the lights on in an empty room is a waste of energy, leaving your computer on when it's not in use also wastes energy." (my bolding)

Edison enery monitoring application from Verdiem Download Edison 'a free energy-monitoring application for eco-conscious consumers. You can use it to more actively control your PC’s energy consumption — and subsequently your household’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. ' More information available from Verdiem at


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