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Green


Report: Energy Programs Driving IT Savings in Schools, But Fewer Execs Emphasize Efficiency

The majority of K-12 school districts that have energy management strategies in place are experiencing cost savings as a result of their efforts. But, according to new research released this week, IT executives are de-emphasizing energy efficiency as a priority in their departments.

Environmental Challenge Calls on K-12 Students To Develop Green Solutions

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Discovery Education, and the Siemens Foundation have announced the opening of the 2009 "Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge."

Pennsylvania District Moves to Thin Clients

Western Wayne School District in Pennsylvania is moving away from PCs for students and toward thin clients. The district is replacing desktop systems on a rolling basis with Wyse Technology's thin clients in an effort to cut technology costs and funnel the money into other areas, such as art and music.

eCopy Launches Document Imaging Software for Education

Software developer eCopy has released PaperWorks, a document imaging system designed for education institutions.

New Version of Print Management Software Aims To Help Cut Costs

Netop has released PrintLimit Pro 9.4, an update to the company's print management software that's geared toward more efficient printing and helping school environments save on three heavily used commodities: paper, ink, and time.



5 States Developing Green Curriculum

Five states have committed to developing green career and technical education programs, including high school programs designed to lead to careers in green industries.

Districts Head in Direction of Greater Energy Efficiency

Tight budgets don't always mean cuts. For districts in Illinois and Texas, finding a way to reduce expenditures recently meant finding a way to receive the same commodity at a reduced cost, specifically energy.

Small Power Gains Add Up to Big Savings at Los Angeles Unified

At the Los Angeles Unified School District, which has a highly publicized green initiative involving building design and vehicle fuel conversion, Vickie Frederick, director of network operations, is immersed in two pilot efforts. One involves reducing the power draw of computers, and the other focuses on reducing the number of printers in use, to cut back on both power usage and toner usage.

NSTA Names Grand Prize Winner in Sustainability Challenge

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Discovery, and the Siemens Foundation have announced the grand prize winner in the "Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge." The initiative called on K-12 students to develop green solutions for their schools, homes, and communities.

Virtual Desktops Get Energy Rebates

NComputing this week announced that its thin clients (also known as "virtual desktops") now qualify for energy rebates in several states.

Boarding School Chooses ImageNow To Digitize Documents

Phillips Academy in Massachusetts has chosen Perceptive Software's ImageNow enterprise document management and imaging application to bring its extensive filing archive into the 21st century.

MI Districts Join Renewable Energy Purchase Initiative

Clean Green Energy (CGE) announced that eight more high school districts in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have signed long-term power purchase agreements for integrated renewable energy systems at their schools as part of the Project EverGREEN Schools program.

CDW-G Launches Tools To Assess Virtualization Needs

Is your data center ripe for virtualization? New assessment services from CDW Government (CDW-G) have been launched to help answer just that question.

Program Offers Free Projector Recycling

Epson has launched a new program that provides free recycling for projectors used in education. The "Brighter Futures Graduation Program" also creates discounts for schools trading up to newer models.

Florida Schools Deploy Solar Arrays

Six schools in Florida will be the sites for new solar arrays that will provide electricity to the campus and offer hands-on science learning activities for students.

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