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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Green data centers are a noble idea. But saving greenbacks can make you a hero. YOU'RE FINALLY FEELING a bit guilty about that carbon footprint of yours, aren't you? If you're like me, you try to do little things to help out, yet doing the right thing can be incredibly frustrating. So instead you do what I do. You give it your best shot and go to bed feeling like it's all of the other people on the planet who are screwing things up. When I'm at home, I recycle. I take painstaking (almost militaristic, if you were to ask my family) measures to make sure all things cardboard or paper wind up in the proper recycling bin. I do the same with bottles and cans, and a number of wine bottles that seem to multiply on their own. I lug bin upon bin of these items out to the curb, feeling as though I must be doing something right, even if those bins sit next to three enormous, embarrassing barrels of waste. I leave for work with the feeling that I've done something to help the environment, only to return to find half of the cardboard sitting there with a little note ... Access >>>

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