Steps to Greener Computing
Many people want to live green, but they don’t know what this really means. The main idea is to live without using energy. It sounds hard, and it is. But this lifestyle has many benefits for the environment. Also, you will have more money, because you don’t use energy, but it is less important. We use the biggest amount of energy on our computers and smartphones. An iPhone has more computing power than the first space shuttle. It must use energy in order to provide you all its features.
Computers also use a lot of energy. In fact, they use it more than smartphones and other devices. Because we use them every day, in some cases during the whole day. This means that they use a huge amount of energy. Because not using computers isn’t an option, we must try something other. Simple changes like, reducing the brightness of your screen and turning off a computer when you don’t use it will have serious benefits. The same benefit can be achieved with smartphones. All smartphones has features and applications that will turn off the screen when you don’t use it and reduce brightness.
However, the best way to reduce the amount energy you are using with a computer is to use less computer. There are many reasons why people use them. If you use it for your job, then you must work on it. But, if you are using a computer just for fun and listening music, there are greener ways to do this. Also, computer games use the maximum of your computer (processor power, brightness and etc.) so they are something you should avoid.