Although our appetite for technology use seems boundless in modern life, the natural resources used to produce and power our gadgets are not. Practicing sustainable computing practices helps us conserve the earth’s resources and reflects good stewardship.
Indiana University’s cutting edge information technology services and infrastructure make the university a global leader in information technology. As a global computing powerhouse, IU is utilizing new technology initiatives to reduce the university’s impact on the environment. From adopting “green” technology purchasing practices to establishing environmentally sound e-waste disposal procedures, IU is committed to creating a sustainable computing environment.
As members of the Indiana University community, we have a responsibility to be sustainable with our technology. From the Big Red II supercomputer to the thousands of computers used by students, faculty and staff, IU’s computing habits have a major impact on the university’s carbon footprint. By educating ourselves about the best practices of sustainable computing, we can reduce the impact IU has on the planet.