Agencies to seek greener computers.Agencies that buy most of the government's computers have agreed to follow stricter environmental and energy-efficiency standards in their purchases.
Under a memorandum signed Nov. 15, the 12 agencies also agreed to recycle old computers and other electronic devices. The government discards about 10,000 computers every week, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive.
Agencies signing the agreement are the Executive Office of the President, Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollution, noise pollution, and radiation and to ensure the safe handling and , General Services Administration The General Services Administration (GSA) was established by section 101 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C.A. § 751). The GSA sets policy for and manages government property and records. ; and the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services Noun 1. Health and Human Services - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
Department of Health and Human Services, HHS , Homeland Security Noun 1. Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Department of Homeland Security
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States , Interior, Justice, Transportation and Veterans Affairs. They account for 83% of the government's annual IT budget.
The memorandum sets four goals to be met by 2008:
All computers must have "green" attributes, such as containing as little mercury as possible.
All computers must last at least four years.
95% of computers must use Energy Star, the federal standard for energy efficiency.
All computers that cannot be reused must be recycled.