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Blog Question of the Week: When it comes to computers, do you minimize energy use?

Release Date: 08/25/2008
Contact Information: Media Contact (for media only; please leave responses as comments on the blog): Jeffrey Levy, (202) 564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C. – August 25, 2008) Ever wanted to tell EPA what you thought on an environmental topic? Each week, you have your chance in the EPA blog, Greenversations. Each question is an open-ended blog entry; please share your thoughts as comments.

This week's question:

When it comes to computers, do you minimize energy use?
It's time to go back to school, so many Americans are replacing their computers. You can look for the Energy Star label to find one that uses less electricity. When you get your computer home, you can choose energy-saving settings like when to turn off the monitor.

¿Cuando se trata de computadoras, cómo minimiza el uso de energía?
Ha llegado el regreso al colegio y muchos estadounidenses están reemplazando sus computadoras. Busque la etiqueta Energy Star para encontrar una que use menos electricidad. En casa, puede seleccionar opciones para ahorrar energía como apagar el monitor.

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