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Recycling Old Computers into Fuel

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Every year millions of computers are dumped into landfills instead of being recycled.

But scientists in Romania and Turkey have discovered a way to remove toxic chemicals from old circuit boards and turn the scraps into fuel and other raw materials for consumer products…

A Pet Plant That Expresses Emotions

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I recently came across one of the coolest gadgets I have ever seen on YankoDesign.com.

For all you green enthusiasts out there who struggle daily to keep your plants healthy and strong, the Pet Plant by Junyi Heo will make your life much easier.

The pet plant has an LCD display screen that shows various pictograms when it needs some attention…

Dell Creates Bamboo Computer

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Dell has already pioneered a few green initiatives, such as the Plant a Tree Program and a 100% renewable energy headquarters in Austin, Texas, but the company has certainly gone above and beyond past green efforts by creating a very unique and eco-friendly computer.

You’d have to see it to believe it, but the eco-friendly computer is 80% smaller than a standard desktop PC and its casing is made of’bamboo…

Green Your Computer with Verdant Computing

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Ever since college, Carl Foner has worked with computers. He realized a while ago that there was no way that society could eliminate the total impact that computers have on the environment, but there was a way to reduce it: use eco-friendly computer products.

That’s why Foner created Verdant Computing. All of the products on the site, from the external hard drives and laptop cases to the monitors and ink, must meet strict green standards before they are sold to customers…

100% Renewable Energy for Dell Headquarters

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If you’re an eco-friendly fan of Dell computer products, then you’ll be happy to know that its 2.1 million square foot headquarters building in Austin, Texas is completely powered by alternative energy.

Dell has partnered with Waste Management’s Austin Community Landfill, which supplies 40% of its gas-to-energy needs, and with TXU Energy

Eco-Friendly Laptop Bags

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Whether you’re a college student taking notes in class or a business professional preparing for a presentation, it’s very likely that a laptop is one of your everyday accessories.

We know that computers consume large amounts of energy whenever they’re left on for long periods of time, so one way that you can reduce your laptop’s carbon footprint is to buy an eco-friendly laptop bag…

Buy a Tune, Plant a Tree

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According to an article on CNET.com’s News Blog, over 100 million iPods have been sold since their introduction to music lovers in 2001.

This is not a surprise since these high-tech devices can be seen on anyone from elementary school kids and business professionals to college students and stay-at-home moms…

Dell’s Plant a Tree Program

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Did you know that for every purchase you make with Dell, they will offset your carbon footprint by planting a tree? I stumbled upon this new eco-friendly program offered by Dell yesterday, and I think it’s a great idea, especially from such a popular brand that provides computers and accessories to everyone from college students to large corporations…

Apple’s MacBook Air is Eco-Aware

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If you’re a college student then there’s no doubt that you have a computer. How else would you be able to chat with your friends, send email, take notes in class and download your favorite music’all at the same time?

No matter where you look, whether it’s on campus, at a local cafĂ©, in a bookstore or on the metro, you’ll see college students carrying their favorite laptop around. Unfortunately, even though computers are a necessity to pretty much everyone in the world, they also waste a lot of energy