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Green Information Technology Solutions for a Better Future

Green IT, Improve IT, Sustain IT Implement green information technology solutions and save on energy consumption, resource allocation, and financial expenditures. Consider moving to the cloud to free up internal resources, and implement a longterm remote work plan to reduce commutes and keep the air clean. Using innovative consolidation techniques, cloud computing platforms, and intelligent energy management solutions, LimeTech can…

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Donate Your Used Computer Locally

Where to donate used computers and electronics in the Bay Area Seeing as we're in the Bay Area, you've got no excuse not to dispose of your electronics the right way. This article by Global Stewards, has a great list of e-waste recyclers, computer refurbishers, and computer drop-off centers. Some of these businesses will refurbish your computer and then donate…

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The East Bay Startup Scene Heats Up

We're probably not the only entrepreneurs who have wondered why the East Bay isn't more of a hub for innovation--especially considering the proximity to UC Berkeley and the comparatively affordable cost of office space. Common knowledge seems to hold that while the Bay Area's startup scene is huge, the East Bay never quite caught on. That said, this month brings…

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Free E-Waste Recycling for Alameda County

Green Computing Tip Stop letting that obsolete monitor collect dust in your storeroom. WasteNot, an electronics recycling program of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County, offers free electronics recycling throughout Alameda County. The program is a social enterprise endeavor, and employs individuals with barriers to employment. There are e-waste drop-off locations in Alameda, Livermore, Fremont and Oakland, and bulk…

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The Rising Trend in Standing Workstations

If you're concerned that your love handles are growing handles of their own, here's a topic that might be of interest to you... Lately, we've noticed the increasing proliferation of standing desks at a range of offices in San Francisco. This may be old news for some, since this kind of setup has been popular with programmers at local startups…

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Back to the Future for California

I wanted to report back from my experience presenting as top-five contestant in the Institute for the Future's California Dreams Contest in Palo Alto this past Tuesday, May 3rd. It was great fun mixing with fellow idealists and California dreamers, and discussing potential future paths for the state of California. Several themes really seemed to emerge, including green tech and…

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Negative Carbon Footprint Cement

As businesses expand, they require more office spaces and server warehouses, and an increasingly large carbon footprint. The idea of taking infrastructure off the grid has been rather old news. An alternative is examining how buildings are powered. Business owners should tap into innovations in green technology, to move closer to a complete or even negative zero carbon footprint business.…

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Use an iPad to Reduce Paper Waste

Tablets possess an advantage not many other multitasking electronic devices can offer. We know that iPads are well-known as a consuming product, but the by-product of this trait is its ability to keep one concentrated on one task, whether it be a video, eBook, or a PDF. This unique ability comes from the UI and industrial design gene the tablets…

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A Winning Entry: IT for a Better California

Well, there's winners and there's losers, and this time we have a winner (though we may yet be both)! Upon cranking up the old OS X on this gray Wednesday morning, I was surprised to learn my entry was one of the top five selections in the Institute for the Future's California Dreams Contest, which includes eligibility for the Roy…

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When Your Computer Gives Someone Cancer

More of you are asking for advice on green(er) alternatives when purchasing new computers, electronics, and all variety of gadgets. There is rising awareness of the health risks when old electronics are dumped in the um, well, dump. While nobody has yet invented a computer you can plant and grow a tree with, you can educate yourself on finding the…

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