Amherst College Purchases Renewable Energy; Receives EPA award for Million Monitor Drive

February 21, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Personal computers at Amherst College are now being powered by clean, wind-generated energy. Jim Brassord, director of facilities planning and management at Amherst, recently announced that the green power is being purchased to celebrate and reward participation in the Million Monitor Drive (MMD), which resulted in more than 1,700 students, faculty and staff pledging to let their computers “sleep” when idle.