How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Enable Remote Access

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-10-10
 
 
 

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint

The World Wildlife Fund’s mission is the conservation of nature. In addition to protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, the WWF also is promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources and the e

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Use Power-Efficient Blade Servers

Power and cooling demands are growing in data centers. Using new technology, blade servers are designed for power and cooling efficiency. For example, power supplies are put in standby mode when the power demand is low and is incrementally activated, bala

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Use Power-Efficient Blade Servers

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Enable Remote Access

The remote access tools used at WWF make it possible to work at home and from remote locations. This contributes in a positive manner to reducing CO2 emissions and commuting costs for staff.

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Enable Remote Access

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Consolidate and Virtualize

IT is consolidating servers using server virtualization. This technology significantly reduces the need for extra hardware, energy consumption, power, cooling and floor space.

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Consolidate and Virtualize

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Replace CRTs

Older CRT monitors consume more power than LCD flat screen monitors. For the past year, IT has been purchasing more energy-efficient monitors and will continue to replace existing CRT monitors as funds allow.

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Replace CRTs

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Buy Energy Star-Certified Systems

WWF is purchasing computers and network printers that are energy-efficient. As of July 20, new Energy Star specifications for computers went into effect. IT is working with vendors to purchase new computers that meet the highest Energy Star requirements.

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Buy Energy Star-Certified Systems

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Recycle

WWF staff use recycled print toner cartridges and recycle the ones that they use.

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Recycle

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - User Power-Management Settings

IT provides instructions and guidance to staff for using power-management settings for WWF and home computers to decrease energy consumption.

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - User Power-Management Settings

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Meet Virtually

For more than five years, WWF IT has been providing Web-based meeting services to staff in an effort to reduce travel costs and CO2 emissions associated with traveling.

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Meet Virtually

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Dispose of IT Assets Responsibly

IT has long been an advocate and user of eco-friendly technology designed for disposal of equipment that we no longer use or need. We will continue to work with vendors to ensure that our old equipment is destroyed in an environment-friendly manner.

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Dispose of IT Assets Responsibly

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Use Sleep Mode

IT configures every network printer to use sleep mode. A printer uses significantly less power while in sleep mode. Printers that have not been used for a period of time will automatically default to this mode, cutting energy consumption and costs.

How the WWF Shrinks its IT Carbon Footprint - Use Sleep Mode

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