DIT is always looking for new ways to enhance the university’s information and communication technology (ICT) services and practices, to tackle energy and environmental issues such as electricity consumption and e-waste.
A number of the key initiatives led by DIT to improve ICT sustainability include:
- application of power management policies – shutting down public access computers and placing staff computers in hibernation mode after hours
- relocation of enterprise servers to externally-hosted, state-of-the-art datacentres offering best practices in energy efficiency
- availability of video and desktop conferencing technologies offering a viable alternative to face-to face meetings, significantly reducing impact from travel
- recycling of used toner cartridges through partnership with Ricoh Australia
- consideration of Energy Star ratings in the procurement of computers and a commitment to ensuring IT equipment does not end up in landfill.
You can support sustainable ICT at Charles Sturt in the following ways:
- Use the toner cartridge recycling system available and place used batteries from wireless devices into the nearest battery recycling bin.
- Log an IT Service Desk request and submit an Asset Disposal Form for disposal of obsolete CSU-issued computers or devices.
- Return old laptop batteries and CSU-issued mobile phones to the CSU Computer Shop for responsible disposal.
- Use the various CSU conference technologies as an alternative to travel whenever possible.