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Reading, writing and energy efficiency

After contemplating various school energy efficiency initiatives -- made possible through technology -- I'm becoming more and more convinced some ongoing budget woes could be addressed through heightened attention not just to electricity consumption but to the potential for renewable energy sources. Why waste money on power when you could save a teaching position?
Written by Heather Clancy, Contributor on

After contemplating various school energy efficiency initiatives -- made possible through technology -- I'm becoming more and more convinced some ongoing budget woes could be addressed through heightened attention not just to electricity consumption but to the potential for renewable energy sources. Why waste money on power when you could save a teaching position?

Let's take some of the things we're learning in the commercial world about data center optimization, desktop power management, server consolidation, and paper consumption reduction and get those best practices out quickly into public schools. If green tech becomes habit for kids at the elementary and high school level, imagine the good they'll do when they bring these habits into the workplace.

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