How can we use DebianEdu to reduce environmental impacts?
- Reuse old computers (remove Harddrive and all unused devices)
- Use thinclients where possible
- Use power switches for computer and monitor, so you are able to see the switch-light when you leave the room
- Force schools to use renewable energie source
Linux Ecology-HOWTO - The Linux-Ecology-HOWTO discusses ways to make computers less harmful to our environment and to solve some ecological issues. It explains how to use Linux to save power and consumables like paper and ink. Since it does not require big hardware, Linux may be used with old computers to make their life cycle longer
Environmental comparison of PC and thin client desktop equipment - Fraunhofer UMSICHT has compared the environmental effects of a PC- and a thin client-based provision of IT services. In this comparison the manufacturing phase, the use phase and the disposal phase were taken into consideration.
Thinking green? Think thin! - Less power hungry than their PC peers, thin clients are garnering greater attention for their green advantages