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SCIT’s Initiative in promoting GREEN IT

SCIT Initiative in promoting GREEN IT

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace

We first released our ‘Guide to Greener Electronics’ in August 2006. The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TV’s and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.

Ranking criteria explained

The ranking criteria reflect the demands of the Toxic Tech campaign to the electronics companies. Our three demands are that companies should:

  • clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances;
  • takeback and recycle their products responsibly once they become obsolete.
  • Reduce the climate impacts of their operations and products.

We at SCIT strive to protect the environment. Our Symbiosis Infotech Campus is a no pollution and no plastic zone. From this year onwards we have taken an initiative to be a college with Green IT too. The use of paper in our college is to the minimum and to complement that in our library we have most of the books in their electronic license format. One more step in Going green has been the selection of the laptops by the students to use during the academic course. The majority has laptops from DELL and HP which are among the top 3 Greenest companies.

LAptops owned by SCIT 08 - 10 batch
LAptops owned by SCIT 08 - 10 batch

*Greenpeace Ratings

1. Nokia
2. Dell
3. Hewlett-Packard
4. Sony Ericsson
5. Samsung
6. Sony
7. LG Electronics
8. Panasonic
9. Toshiba
10. Fujitsu Siemens Computers
11. Apple
12. Acer
13. Motorola