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Computing for Sustainability: Low hanging curricula

July 2, 2007

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In Sustainability a “Pervasive Theme” or MIC (”Missing In Curriculum”)? we looked for sustainability in the computing curricula but didn’t find any there. Clearly it should be (well we think so). If the high hanging fruit is paradigm change (ala Blevis), and medium hanging fruit is cross curricula integration (upscaling rethinking school lunch) and courses […]

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 […]

Computing ecolabels

June 12, 2007

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A story about a new ecolabel for a budget UK airline caught my eye this week. I like the graphics but also the multifactor approach (they haven’t tried to reduce complex issues down to a single green tick). A scheme that gives aircraft ‘eco-labels’ showing how much noise they make and how much carbon dioxide […]

Green computing charter – edging closer to a green RFP

June 8, 2007

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Continuing the search for a Green computing RFP, Colin Boswell from IRBS points us to the Green Computing Charter. The charter is described as: a seven point charter designed to provide chief information officers (CIOs) and IT managers with environmental goals that can be applied to their business. Announced in August 2006, the charter has […]

Sustainable Living Guide not much help for green computing RFP

June 5, 2007

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In the search for a green RFP for  computing I’ve been sent links to more guides to purchasing.  Sustainable Business organisations have produced documents such as the Sustainable Living Guide This guide provides a simple classification for assessing products, features over 50 examples of sustainable products and services and provides an introductory list of products or […]