This paper reports the results of a study of small businesses in north Georgia, to determine to what extent they are utilizing green IT and what factors are encouraging or inhibiting this use. The research finds that while small business is aware of the possibilities and opportunities offered and some green IT practices are in evidence, the take-up varies significantly. It finds some support for a number of factors influencing the decision. The paper concludes with an outline of its limitations, proposes approaches for further work and stresses the importance of this neglected area.