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Ford School earns top U-M Green IT award

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Ford School has earned a "Gold Level" Green IT Achievement Award from the U-M Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) in recognition of its high commitment to environmental stewardship and IT resource conservation.

The Ford School earned its Gold Level award for taking steps to increase green IT awareness, making wise purchase decisions, saving natural resources and conserving power, adopting smart printing practices, reducing waste, and efficiently managing its computer servers.

As a tribute to all Gold Level achievers, the CSCI will plant a tree on April 22 as part of the University's Earth Day celebrations. All are welcome to attend the event, which will take place at 2 p.m. near the corner of North University and State Street in the Diag—join us!

The Green IT Achievement program is an on-going challenge encouraging U-M units to adopt green computing best practices. The Ford School was presented with a Silver Level award in November at Weill Hall's Planet Blue open house.