TPL Recognized for CA Energy Conservation

SAN FRANCISCO, 8/15/01 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Star? program recognized the Trust for Public Land and five other organizations from the California Bay Area on August 13 for putting computer monitors to sleep, helping California save money, energy, and the environment.

In May, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) began using the EZ Save software to enable its computer monitors. Since this spring, TPL has enabled 150 machines in its San Francisco offices and is planning to duplicate efforts in other offices around the nation. Upon completion of this upgrade, TPL’s Information Technology manager indicated that it’s very simple to implement.

“We were faced with the threat of power outages and looked for ways to cut overall electricity usage. Power management is part of the solution and will cut the energy we use to power computers in half,” said Jeffrey Karasik, National Systems Support Manager at The Trust for Public Land. “The beauty of the software is that we put it into our network logon script and it did all the work for us. I spent only three to four hours testing, planning and implementing the software.”

The Trust for Public Land is a national conservation organization dedicated to protecting land for people. Since 1972, TPL has protected more than 1.2 million acres nationwide. TPL believes that connecting people to the land deepens the public’s appreciation of nature and the commitment to protect it. The Wall Street Journal’s Smart Money Magazine recently named TPL the nation’s most efficient large conservation charity, based on the percentage of funds dedicated to programs. For more information, visit