Power IT Down Day Encourages to Reduce Energy Consumption

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Power down your computers, printers and monitors this Friday, August 26, 2011 and help reduce energy consumption worldwide! The fourth annual Power IT Down Day encourages individuals to change their energy habits and play a role in helping government shed the reputation as being the largest energy consumer in the U.S. Last year, almost 18,000 individuals pledged on the Power IT Down website and two-thirds of those came from the government sector.

Each year, Power IT Down Day sponsors make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. They have given more than $100,000 to date and plan to make another large donation this year. This year, Power IT Down Day is sponsored by Citrix, Intel, HP and GTSI.

“It’s moved beyond a feel good action to a must-do action because individuals can have an immediate impact on their organization’s energy consumption and cost savings,” said Michael Rudd, Vice President of Boscobel Marketing Communications.

Power IT Down Day officially began in 2008, when industry information technology (IT) leaders in the public sector decided to create a way to encourage responsible energy consumption in government and industry. By challenging individuals, organizations and governments to power down at the end of the workday, tens of thousands of kilowatt hours (kWh) will be saved in a single night to help the planet.

To help reduce energy consumption and pledge to power down your computer systems this Friday, please visit PowerITdown.org and sign up for this great cause. Invite your family, friends and colleagues to do the same.

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