ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 2, ISSUE : 2, April-June, 2014 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
GREEN COMPUTING: AN ECO- FRIENDLY APPROACH TOWARD COMPUTING
Archana Gokhale & Dharamveer Sharma
 
ABSTRACT
This century is the century of IT revolution, advanced computers, and other electronic items. Due to rapid technological advancements, excessive dependence and tremendous use of electronic items; carbon emission, global warming, climate change and saving our environment and ecology have become hot issues. Public as well as private sectors and societies have a new important agenda of tackling environment issues and adopting environment-friendly practices in the sector of computing as well. To reduce computer’s environmental problems and to create a sustainable environment, we need to move towards Green Computing. Green Computing or Green IT benefits the environment by improving energy efficiency, lowering green house gas emissions using less harmful materials and encouraging reuse and recycling of the various components of electronic waste. The goals of green computing are to reduce the use of hazardous materials, maximize energy efficiency during the product’s lifetime, and promote the recyclability or biodegradability of defunct products and electronic waste. This paper highlights the impact of green computing on our environment. Further how the fast pace of IT Revolution has created several serious environmental issues which needs to be solved with the help of green approach towards the computing.
 
KEYWORD
Green Computing, E-waste, Energy Saving, Environment, Hazardous Waste.
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