... As IT professionals, educators, and researchers, we share a responsibility to identify the key contributors to energy and environmental waste in our field. But simply identifying problems is not enough; we also have a responsibility to act. Luckily, ours is a profession of innovation. Who better to reduce the environmental impact of information technologies than the descendants of the hippie geek ancestors who started it all ...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Green Extroverts Needed
Kirk W. Cameron wrote on "Green Introspection" in IEEE Computer magazine, January 2009. But what I think we need are Green ICT extroverts, who can argue a business case for sustainable development to the senior executives in their organisation. This is what I am aiming to teach in the ACS Green ICT Course. I was a little worried by Kirk's comment about descendants of the hippie geek ancestors who pioneered computing in the 70s. I am one of those former hippie geek pioneers. ;-)