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Computing supporting environmental education

June 21, 2007

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So much of what we see about computing and sustainability is about the bad, or at least people trying to be less bad. So here’s a good news story, computing supporting environmental education. It describes a successful partnership between students of Otago Polytechic’s Bachelor of Information Technology and the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre. The […]

Why just climate savers?

June 17, 2007

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The Climate Savers Computing Initiative aims to reduce power consumption by computers by 50% by 2010. With a swish design and press releases from several big companies the group should go far. The goal of the new broad-based environmental effort is to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting aggressive new targets for […]

Willard’s 5 stages

June 15, 2007

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Bob Willard identifies five stages of an organisations adoption of sustainability. I think these are very useful – it helps give context to problems and decisions. I’m re-looking at the skip and the Green RFP, wondering where my profession and organisations fit on this continuum. To skip to the bottom, it may be presumptuous to […]

“they all seem good”: need for a green computer RFP template

June 3, 2007

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Short story: Green IT is rapidly reaching saturation. We are now at the stage of computing practitioners having to chose between green options. This is good but some guidelines are desperately needed. Longer story: Forrester‘s recently published research on green IT has been reported as “Green meets deaf ears in IT” and Green issues overlooked […]

Shape of Education for Computing Sustainability: 1

June 1, 2007

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The ACM is asking for contributions to their review of the computing curricula. What might be the shape of sustainable computing curricula? Institutions committed to sustainability often prominently feature certain topics in their course offerings, e.g. Globalization and Sustainable Development; Environmental Philosophy; Nature Writing; Land Ethics and Sustainable Agriculture; Urban Ecology and Social Justice; Population, […]

Challenge: a vision of sustainable computing professionals

May 21, 2007

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A driver for the sustainability of a discipline is a sustainability statement for that discipline. A useful step is for stakeholders to work together to produce a vision of their discipline. Cortese (1998) challenged engineers to envision a sustainable future and then challenged them to articulate their role, in designing the new future, in achieving […]