If you are reading this, then you may be a frequent computer user. Desktop or laptop computer run on electricity and hence appear very environment friendly against a car or any other fossil fuel burning machine.
- Turn off computer/laptop completely when away for more than a day or so.
- Change settings to turn off monitor if idle for more than 2 minutes.
- Use stand-by mode if stepping away for more than 1/2 hr. You may automate settings for stand-by mode if system is idle for more than 1/2 hr (I personal don't like automatic setting for stand-by)
- Some Operating system has very fast hibernate and stand-by mode. Fast mode saves frustration by avoiding 1-2 minute wait while the system wakes up. I have heard Apple computer go to sleep and stand-by in a flash and wake up is also equally fast. Apple users shutdown system rarely. They simply press the sleep button.