Categories: General
      Date: Feb  5, 2014
     Title: We Manage I.T. Goes Green
The We Manage I.T. office is a fairly big building which has its benefits. However, the down side is that the building creates a hefty carbon footprint, something we weren't happy about. In late 2013 management made the decision to go Green.

The We Manage I.T. office is a fairly big building which has its benefits. However, the down side is that the building creates a hefty carbon footprint, something we weren't happy about. In late 2013 management made the decision to go Green.

The key initiatives which were part of this change included Solar Power and LED lighting. The Solar Power and LED Lighting services were provided by www.citytosurfsolar.com.au, a local Geelong based business who were fantastic to deal with.

The Motivation:

These changes will undoubtedly reduce the company's operating costs which is a great thing. However, the driving force behind this change was more about doing our bit to help the environment. Over recent years, some of our staff have become very passionate about EarthHour and also A Billion Acts of Green. Inspired by what others were doing, we decided to do our bit.

Looking Ahead:

We don't intend stopping at Solar and LED. Some extra simple steps we will take include:

• Double sided printing
• Enabling advanced power management of PCs
• Shutting off computers and lights whenever practicable
• Major focus on recycling

If anyone has any further suggestions, feel free to comment!