What is the source of the Technology Fee and could energy conservation reduce it?

I write for the Metropolitan Newspaper, and I feel with that role comes responsibility to get some answers people are asking. I hear many people at the University asking, “why should I have to pay a Technology Fee?”

I find that to be a very good question, and I want to get to the bottom of it. That is why intend to seek out interviews with people who can provide me the best information on the issue. I want to know exactly what we are paying for with this.

Is it lights? Computers? Computer programs? Dozens of school computers that sit running all day never going on sleep mode? How do these sources account when broken down? What would they look like in a pie graph?

As an environmentalist who believes colleges and universities should be setting the gold standard in environmental practices, I firmly believe that schools should not be leaving untouched computers on for 6 or 8 hours a day.

Energy conservation is one of the most important ways to fight climate change, and many scientists agree that we will never overcome it without energy conservation. At home we know the basics of turning off a light when leaving a room, so we should certainly be taking action when finished using an energy intensive computer.

Doing so with certainly help save our planet, and may even cut down on some expenses. So next time take a step towards saving more. It’s only a few clicks away.

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