Save energy: tidy your mailbox
Did you know that a tidy mailbox and laptop helps save energy and reduce carbon emissions? The more files and emails you store, the more the servers need to be cooled, and that takes a lot of energy.
How can you keep your mailbox tidy and low-carbon? Staff member Elke Krekels has the following tip: ‘I’ve created a separate folder for mails that I might need in the near future but can be deleted after six months. At the end of the month I delete the mails from over six months ago, without having to spend time going through them and deciding whether they can go.’
You can also do a monthly tidy up of documents you’ve saved in the cloud. It’s good not just for the environment but also for keeping track of your work.
Read more energy-saving tips from colleagues in How colleagues save energy: using the stairs and cleaning up your mailbox.