Have you ever considered how much energy your computer uses? Even when it's not being used? More than you might expect - especially desktop computers! But there are ways to save and your reduce energy usage. Pays to Live Green, a "green" blog similar to our own, takes a look at this very issue and offers some practical suggestions for reducing energy use and saving money. Simple things, like setting up the sleep functionality on your computer or making sure you use and turn off a power strip, can make a difference. If possible, consider using a laptop instead of a traditional desktop and monitor combination. This will significantly reduce your energy usage at home and at UIC! Read more about ways you can save here.