The government is planning to make its use of PCs at Whitehall, carbon neutral by 2012, throughout government by 2020.
Some of this will be achieved by ‘off setting’ but there are a number of simple steps everyone can make towards this.
According to cabinet minister Tom Watson: “Worldwide, computers are responsible for the same quantity of carbon emissions as the airline industry.”
“Turning off every desktop PC in central government for the 16 hours that fall outside the standard working day could save up to 117,500 tonnes of CO2 per year,” a Cabinet Office briefing document says.
This seem to be that we all have a roll to do something about it now, however small. I’m sure that everyone now switches off all PCs at the end of the day but what else can we do? Please add your suggestion.