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Picking flowers: visualising sustainable practitioners

April 20, 2008


We need tools to facilitate computing’s progression from not thinking about sustainability or single issue greenness to a wider adoption of holistic sustainability as part of normal business practice. I’m not thinking here of carbon calculators or energy dashboards – instead we need simple concepts to help people along that journey. Key to this is […]

No, it is not marketing’s fault – beyond the paper recycling bin

November 3, 2007


What am I doing now that detracts from a more sustainable future? On Thursday I presented “Green IT” to Otago University’s IT Seminar, organised by Neil James. Not knowing who to expect I started with “curriculum; community and compost” and then tried to make the talk generic enough to engage people from any of those […]

Beginning a dialogue to generate a vision (4)

August 9, 2007


Do we have any local examples that would suit being used as case studies? How can we shift sustainability from a fad to an enduring basis of what we do?   Zorn and Collins (earlier post) ask whether is sustainability is “merely a fashion”, with connotations of “frivolousness, an emphasis on aesthetics (particularly superficial or […]

Beginning a dialogue to generate a vision (3)

August 8, 2007


What might be computing’s equivalent of the cradle to cradle approach? What is missing from current graduates that can be expressed as learning outcomes?   Schaller (1993) argued that sustainability both benefits from and is hampered by imprecision: “as a destination, sustainability is like truth and justice — concepts not readily captured in concise definitions”. […]

Beginning a dialogue to generate a vision

August 6, 2007


The “every graduate” approach means that sustainable practice is recognised as a core capability which must be developed within the context of each discipline. A premise of the CfS Agenda is that we work with disciplines to articulate appropriate responses, coming at problems from both incremental and transformative directions. The first four items on the […]