Greening IT - Enabling a Low Carbon Society
This is a book about how IT can offer technical solutions to the greening of
industries and lowering mankind’s carbon emissions. It includes a
couple opening chapters that stage the situation we find ourselves in
today: a planet undergoing climate change and a world population
grappling with the challenges. Its 262 pages are eminently readable and
will inform the committed reader with a strong understanding of IT
concepts, the workings of data centers, and how IT impacts
sustainability. And it’s FREE online.
Gartner Report: 10 Key Elements of a 'Green IT' Strategy
Every IT organization can substantially improve its environmental performance, while often reducing or avoiding costs. IT organizations must go beyond the data center and adopt a very broad approach to their environmental programs. This report contains 10 action areas for any IT organization's environmental program.
EdWeek Digital Directions – “GoinGreen” by Michelle Davis
A nice article looking at some school green initiatives, tips for going green and reference to CoSN’s new Green Computing Leadership Initiative. 'Green technology' is fast becoming part of a school tech leader's lexicon. It's being incorporated into everything from saving paper to building new high schools. Schools around the country are tapping new technology to be more environmentally friendly, sometimes saving money in the long run, and showing students how to take a leadership role in “green” initiatives.
NASCIO - Green IT in Enterprise Practices
Excellent paper describing the issues, solutions and state initiatives covering purchase/disposal, computer energy use, and Enabling green practices with IT. A must read to understand and articulate the issues, this white paper has K-12 specific sidebars and examples.
Simply Green - A Green Paper
Center for Digital Government, posted by Sun Microsystems
there are simple steps that the public sector IT community can take in responding to renewed concerns about environmental sustainability while institutionalizing greater efficiencies into its operations.
Green Fingerprints - Center for Digital Education
As a companion to Simply Green: A Few Steps in the Right Direction toward Integrating Sustainability into Public Sector IT, it is the intent of this paper to not only expand on these buzz words concerning the environment, but to provide information on tangible steps to solve them. In contrast to Simply Green, this paper is not aimed to break old habits, but is instead focused on using our education system to teach the ones that will matter most in undoing the damage that has already been done — our children.
District Administration Daily
"Virtual Schooling Keen on Green" focuses on reducing schools' carbon footprint with distance learning, desktop virtualization and virtual fieldtrips. CoSN is referenced in this article.
InformationWeek -10 Ideas To Power Up Your Green IT Agenda
As IT teams scramble to figure out a green strategy, here are some ideas to fuel the brainstorming.
J. Nicholas Hoover, InformationWeek, September 20, 2008
Verdiem - Three Building Blocks to a Green IT Strategy
An approach to getting started with Green IT. Establish an energy consumption baseline and start with simple steps first.
Mitel Brief - The Green Bottom Line
This brief addresses desktop and datacenter changes.
Computer World - Five Habits for Greener Computing
Five suggestions: Save paper and ink, stop wasting CDs and DVDs, tweak power settings, turn it off, find a new home for old tech.