Earth Day 2023

As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, it is important to acknowledge the beautiful home we call Earth and how we can all play our part in the role of preserving and protecting our planet. This year's theme is "Invest In Our Planet. "The IT industry, in particular, has a significant impact on the environment and planet and has the potential to be a force for positive change.


One of the most significant ways that the IT industry can help the environment is through reducing energy consumption and embracing sustainable practices, such as using renewable energy sources, reducing waste, and minimising their carbon footprint. 

See below some of our top tips and how your business can start making sustainable efforts in relation to your IT Infrastructure.

1. Microsoft Surface Emissions Calculator
Launched earlier this year, the Microsoft Surface Emissions Calculator is a tool that helps people and organisations analyse the carbon emissions of their IT infrastructure. You simply enter information about your device, such as its model, usage and power setting. It then calculates how much CO2 is produced and recommends ways of reducing your carbon footprint. You can find out more by visiting 

2. Windows 11 Energy Recommendations Feature
This feature was added to Windows 11 update in March 2023. It provides various settings you can apply to reduce your PC’s power consumption. For example, adjusting screen brightness, turning off your screensaver, sleep timer and more. In addition to improving battery life and cutting your power bill, the recommended settings will help you reduce your carbon footprint.

3. Reduce paper use with Microsoft Office’s Tools
Reducing paper usage within your organisation is a simple step to adopt. Integrating print and scan solutions and encouraging digital sharing through applications via Microsoft Office 365 can encourage better use of editing and storage of documents as well as increased productivity and efficiency.

4. Remote Working
The covid-19 pandemic gave rise to the largest remote work “experiment” in history, accelerating a long-term trend towards flexible, remote work, and digitalisation. Working remotely can eliminate the need for a daily commute, which in turn reduces the number of CO2 emissions.

5. Dispose of old electronics properly
Did you know that you can’t just throw away items that have LED batteries in them into the regular garbage? So next time you are wanting to throw away your electronics, make sure you recycle them, donate them or hand them in to your nearest tech firm or provider