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Posted on: March 7, 2013

Most web browsers include a feature to block pop-up windows. While this may eliminate unwanted or bothersome pop-up windows, the feature sometimes can impede the functionality of legitimate or useful websites.

Some popular Penn-affiliated...

Posted on: March 5, 2013
IT Purchases: Buying Green

Today, there is an ever-increasing number of "green" options available when making IT-related purchases. From recycled paper to Energy Star-rated computers, making a smart choice up front could make a lot of difference. Work...

Posted on: March 4, 2013
Reduce Printing: Save Paper and Toner

Penn consumes over 60,000,000 sheets of paper per year. If stacked on top of each other, they would reach 3.5 miles into the sky. To help reduce paper consumption, make printing a conscious decision, not a default...

Posted on: March 1, 2013

Follow the instructions below to configure power settings in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Locating Power Management Settings To configure Power Management, click on Start, click Control Panel, and then click Hardware & Sound....
Posted on: March 1, 2013

Follow the instructions below to configure power settings in OS X Snow Leopard 10.6, OS X Lion 10.7, and OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.

Locating Power Management Settings Click on the Apple symbol (Apple Menu) in the upper left of your screen Go to "...
Posted on: March 1, 2013
For IT Staff: Green Practice Makes Perfect

Since IT is such a big consumer of electricity, IT professionals have many opportunities to help reduce electricity consumption. Many of these changes can be very effective in reducing power costs while being...

Posted on: March 1, 2013
Green IT Fast Facts: Did you know?

Penn goes through 60,000,000 pages of paper per year. Paper accounts for more than 40 percent of a typical landfill's contents, according to the EPA's web site. So next time, think before you print! (US...
Posted on: March 1, 2013
Cell Phones and Other Battery Operated Devices: Proper Disposal is Important

Keeping cell phones and other portable electronics charged is important. Unfortunately, leaving them plugged in and charging all day or all night can have a detrimental...

Posted on: March 1, 2013
Computers & Peripherals: Smart Use for Green Effects

Computers and their peripherals allow for amazing jumps in productivity and enable workflows that have never been possible before. However, they are also among the largest consumers of power in...

Posted on: March 1, 2013
Reduce Electricity Consumption: Save Energy

The notion of leaving a water faucet running just because a person may want to wash their hands later seems outrageous, but that's what we're doing with our electricity when we decide to leave our computers...