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Greenwash damages credibility of State of Green Business Report

February 10, 2009


Intensity metrics are considered the next big thing in sustainability management and reporting.    They attempt to give an indication of the ‘good bang for the bad buck’.  Used properly, intensity metrics make more transparent the balancing decisions that face sustainable practitioners.  Unfortunately, they can also be used to obfuscate, or greenwash.  And it seems […]

Thar’s gold in them thar green businesses

February 10, 2009


The recent State of Green Business report has a few nuggets for us: On education for sustainability: Colleges and universities around the world have long been reducing their environmental footprints, engaging in the same long list of efficiency, recycling, and source-reduction activities taking place among their corporate counterparts. But the greening of the curriculum has lagged. Indeed, a […]

Not much sign of ICT education taking a role in “Sustainable ICT in Higher Education”

January 29, 2009


I agree with almost everything Peter James and Lisa Hopkinson’s study on Sustainable ICT in Further and Higher Education (first, second, third, fourth posts). Although very long and heavily slanted to provision of IT services in tertiary education, it is second to Madden and Weißbrod’s Connected – ICT and sustainable development (see earlier post) on […]

Environmental best practices in ICT in Higher Education report

January 27, 2009


Here’s more notes from Peter James and Lisa Hopkinson’s  study on Sustainable ICT in Further and Higher Education  (first, second post).     This chapter describes environmental best practices.  Short story:  return of the data centres (but with a green tinge).  The chapter is structured around taking action.  Data centres are seen as an important area with rapidly expanding data […]

Today’s reading: Sustainable ICT in higher education

January 27, 2009


Peter James and Lisa Hopkinson have released their mammoth study on Sustainable ICT in Further and Higher Education.  The report summarises a survey, a footprinting of University of Sheffield, several workshops, and a lot of literature.     Here’s my notes on the preamble through Chapter 1. The topic of sustainable ICT – ie the economic, […]

Posts from ACTS: Lesley Stone – a wishlist for EfS

October 16, 2008


Dr Lesley Stone spoke about a wishlist for tertiary education for sustainability at the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability conference in Christchurch last week.  Lesley is the Envrionmental Coordinator at the University of Auckland.   In her presentation she explored the findings of her 2006 paper “Progress and pitfalls in the provision of tertiary education for sustainable development inNew […]

Posts from ACTS: David Thompson on 3D sustainability

October 7, 2008


 David Thompson spoke about 3D sustainability at the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability conference in Christchurch last week.   He got a mixed reception.  Some hadn’t seen SecondLife before and were impressed.   Others gave him quite a hard time.  They picked up on his “gee, second life is cool, you should use it for sustainability” and probed […]