Information Technology, in conjunction with the Purchasing Department, has taken steps to ensure that Loyola University New Orleans disposes of it’s old and broken computer equipment in a manner that is safe for the environment and Loyola.
When a department has equipment that is no longer needed, they are asked to send it to our purchasing department. This process is easily initiated by filling out a form for proper disposal of the equipment. The equipment will be picked up and stored.
At this point, Information Technology will clean the hard drive of all data and decide if it can be reused on campus. If it cannot be reused, it is then marked for recycling. Information Technology works with outside vendors who pick up the old computer equipment. These vendors recycle the equipment by reselling, shredding, and melting down the parts.
Information Technology is piloting a program that will make our computer labs more energy effiicient. In the Library Lab 2, the full size computers were removed and thin client technology was installed. Since these devices do not have any moving parts (hard drives, fans or cd drives) they consume less energy. The decrease in energy consumption benefits the environment, as well as Loyola. These thin client devices are smaller than regular computers and can give the students a little more space to work.