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Mavinder Singh
Anup Singh Sidhu


Green computing is an effective approach towards
designing, manufacturing, using and disposing of computers
and its resources with minimal or no impact on environment.
The goals of Green computing is to manage the power and
energy efficiency, choice of eco friendly hardware and
software, and recycling the material to increase the product’s
life. The term Green computing came into existence with the
launch of Energy Star program in 1992 by U.S environmental
protection agency. It aims towards electricity saving and less
amount of heat generated by the computers. Widespread use of
computers and related IT products has a very bad effect on the
environment. Personal Computers are bad for environment
because they are not biodegradable and the parts and pieces
will be around forever and are rarely recyclable. Environment
pollution could be because of the defects in manufacturing
techniques, disposal techniques for computers and
components. There are toxic chemicals used in the
manufacturing of computers and when we use informal
disposing they put harmful impacts on our environment. So to
save our environment and to reduce the harmful impacts of
computers we have to aware about it. Green computing can
also develop solutions that offer benefits by aligning all IT
processes and practices with the core principles of
sustainability, which are to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The
concept of Green computing has begun to spread in the past
few years, gaining increasing popularity. This research paper
describes that today computer is an essential part of our life,
No one can not to do any work without computer, but we have
to be aware about the harmful effects of computer on our
environment. We discuss about the various efforts to improve
the green computing.

Keywords: - Green computing, energy saving, environment,
carbon dioxide (CO2 ).


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