International Green IT Awareness Week is a 7 day global online event (1st – 7th June 2013).The highlight of the week is the online Virtual Conference which will run live worldwide from Monday June 3 to Friday June 7. The main outcome of this week is to encourage individuals and organisations to demand more from themselves and their partners, holding each other to account for our impact on the environment.
What is Green IT?
Green IT stands for Green Information Technology. Information Technology is essentially the design, implementation and management of computers that both individuals and businesses use.
“Green” IT is essentially comprised of the following:
Minimising the negative impact of information technology use on the environment
Using information technology to help solve environmental issues
2013 International Green IT Awareness Week
The 2013 International Green IT Awareness Week will see a variety of programs, activities and initiatives hosted both by public and private sector organisations, and individuals globally. The Foundation for IT Sustainability (FFITS.ORG), the initiative organiser, will also be hosting a major virtual (online) conference during the week that will be repeated across global time zones.
There will be speakers from across the globe including: green IT experts, IT industry heavy weights, celebrities, government officials, our board of advisors and our founder speaking through live video conferencing, webcasts, live Q&A sessions and recorded videos. They will be addressing critical issues including: the cultural change around green IT, showcasing case studies, discussing research, presenting on practical implementation and implementing best practices for both home and business technology users.
Visit the Virtual Conference tab to view the calendar of events, including all scheduled LIVE Presentations, video webinars and LIVE Q&A sessions for the entire week.
2013 Virtual Conference Speakers
This year’s International Green IT Awareness Week Speakers will include:
William Ehmcke Co-Founder The Perfect Storm Consortium
Thomas Gallagher Associate Professor – Department of Applied Computing & Electronics The University of Montana
Melissa Gray Director of Sustainability RackSpace
Melissa Houghton Director Sustainability at Work
Sumir Karayi CEO 1E Limited
Sundeep Khisty Global Competency Leader Green IT HP Enterprise Services
Ivan Kladnig APAC Regional Director Certero Limited
Paul Lahey Service Operations Manager Brisbane City Council
Thierry Leboucq Entrepreneur KaliTerre
Tim Martin Project Manager Foundation for IT Sustainability
San Murugesan Director/Professional Consultant BRITE Professional Services
Frank Palermo Head Infrastructure & Operations Foxtel
Bob Sharon Co-Founder The Perfect Storm Consortium
The Foundation for IT Sustainability (FFITS.ORG) is a global, non-profit organization.
The mission of FFITS.ORG is to reduce the negative impacts of technology on the environment and promote the sustainable use of technology to help solve environmental problems. This will be achieved by:
Educating individuals, corporations and government
Promoting the implementation of green IT best practices
Encouraging the development of more sustainable technology alternatives.
All funds generated by our campaigns go back into the operation of our education initiatives aimed at increasing green IT awareness and action.
Gold Coast Websites is a supporter of the Green IT Week initiative and encourages other Gold Coast businesses to become involved with the 2013 International Green IT Awareness Week.