Do One Thing: Turn Off Your Computer Monitor.

David Quilty

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August 18, 2010

If you happen to walk by a business late at night, I guarantee you will see computers left with their monitors on. I don’t understand why people do it, but many, many employees leave their monitors “on” all night and all weekend long. Whether it’s because they think their backup systems won’t work or their computers will be shut off, it is an incredible waste of energy and can even shorten the lifespan of the monitors, leading to even more e-waste being disposed of. So if you work for a company where employees always do this, start a movement or put up signs in common areas to get people to turn off those monitors at night and before they head home for the weekend. (The computers, too, if possible) And if your home computer monitor gets left on too, be sure to turn it off when you aren’t using it!