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Green Summit 2008: Hummers and servers

After hearing what others have been doing, attendees have broken back into their groups to brainstorming actions that they’d like for others to take. In one group, an attendee noted just how helpful it is to have an “elevator speech” to make the case. He said the one image he took away from the first day was the comparison of a computer server on campus to a Hummer. He said that the next time someone approaches him to ask about new equipment, he wants to be able to make the case, “Do we really need this? Or, can we do it smarter another way?”

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