Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lenovo Joins Climate Group, Introduces Green Initiatives

Yesterday, PC maker Lenovo joined Climate Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing business and government leadership on climate change. In addition, the company announced the launch of a program to provide its customers with access to electronic waste services and renewable energy incentives, reports Greener Computing.

As part of the new action, Lenovo is partnering with the Together initiative to offer e-coupons. The company will make a donation to renewable energy products for every one of its notebooks sold using an e-coupon. Lenovo also has a partnership with ECO International so that select Lenovo and IBM products are eligible for recyling at no cost.

Internally, the company set a voluntary goal to reduce carbon emissions by 10 percent between 2007 and 2012. To do this, Lenovo is increasing its use of energy conservation measures and green materials and technology. Lenovo is also looking to develop energy-efficient products.

The company will release the Lenovo ThinkVision L2440x LED monitor later this week. The 24-inch monitor uses 60 percent less power than traditional LCD displays, reports PC Advisor. Lenovo claims the monitor is mercury-, arsenic- and PVC-free.