Technology and the Environment

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

OK, well, not so unrepentant or unabashed since I’m writing this post on the varied factors around technology and the environment, and have been thinking about this issue for myself for a long time. Global climate change is beginning to affect our lives in a real way. There is some argument as to whether or not cloud computing is good or bad for the environment. Green Hosting. There are a ton of hosting companies claiming that they are “green hosting.&#

Restoring Earth for 2021: Locally & Globally

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carbon footprint climate change Earth Day Earth Day 2021 Earth Month Earth Week environment environmental protection green energyEarth and our efforts to conserve it are far too important to be observed on just one day.

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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On The Environment And Conservation Efforts

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Today’s funder list focuses on nonprofits supporting the environment and conservation efforts. Funding Priority: The Environment and Conservation Efforts. The Green Climate Fund. The New England Grassroots Environment Fund. The Green Climate Fun.

Meet Our NTC Green Sponsors!

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We''re excited to announce our Green Sponsors for the 14NTC! This year''s Green Sponsors are: Confluence. Confluence''s Commitment to Going Green. We opted to be green tote bag sponsors this year because we responded to the eco-friendly nature of this type of advertising. Being kind to our environment is a key thread amongst the owners and employees at Confluence. Engaging Networks is proud to be an NTC Green Sponsor! How and Why We-Care is Green.

Wiring the Green Movement for Earth Day

Amy Sample Ward

I wanted to use today to focus in on a question recently posed by my good friend Joe Solomon on Twitter : What are the nonprofit/orgs that are working 2 wire the green movement, like what @ netsquared does 4 nonprofits, @ sunfoundation for politics; which orgs are working to expose data, leverage soc media, connect the orgs together? How is social media being deployed to connect the Green Movement? This is a great example of providing a real, authentic voice to a global issue.

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A Nonprofit Staffer's Guide to Green Investing

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How Can I Do the Right Thing for the Environment? Fortunately, by using a green investing approach, you can find ways to save for retirement and also save the planet. Check out the Forum for Sustainable & Responsible Investment's chart (click on the Screening & Advocacy tab) to find mutual funds that invest in companies who make a positive impact on the environment (or that avoid companies who are particularly bad.

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Nonprofits Live: Green Tech on April 17

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For the month of April and Earth Day we are focusing on green technology solutions for organizations of all sizes: efficiencies, resource use, reducing travel fuel use, and encouraging energy conservation across teams and campaigns. Together we aim to create a useful set of practices for nonprofits local and global to implement through the Watchitoo collaborative whiteboard during the live hour of Nonprofits Live. Green IT equipment purchasing.

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Nonprofits Live: Green Tech on April 17

Tech Soup Blog

For the month of April and Earth Day we are focusing on green tech solutions for organizations of all sizes: efficiencies, resource use, reducing travel fuel use, and encouraging energy conservation across teams and campaigns. Together we aim to create a useful set of practices for nonprofits local and global to implement through the Watchitoo collaborative whiteboard during the live hour of Nonprofits Live. Green IT equipment purchasing.

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TechSoup Global Goes to Congress (Again)

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TechSoup Global's mission is to do whatever we can to provide the IT resources and knowledge that charities, NGOs, and libraries need to operate at their full potential. The briefing was called "Turning E-Waste into Green." TechSoup Global's Jim Lynch presenting to a briefing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Several of our global partners operate similar programs.

Why Every Organization Should Make Sustainability Part of its Mission

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However, with global sea levels still rising rapidly , biodiversity declining at an alarming rate , and the world’s most vulnerable populations bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, it is clear that the efforts of dedicated environmental nonprofits alone are not enough.

Share Your Green Tech Story and Win a Laptop or Tablet!

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Using TechSoup products or educational resources to stay GREEN ? Not sure which products from TechSoup qualify as "green tech"? Check out our Green Technology Page. Anything that helps your organization use less paper, consume less energy, reduce travel, collaborate online, or extend the life of older computers is a green technology. Using a TechSoup product not mentioned above for green tech? Are you … A U.S.

Should E-Waste Be the Primary Focus of Green IT?

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This month, David Moschella of Computer Sciences Corporation touched off the latest flap in a recurrent debate on what the most important part of green IT is. In an opinion piece published by ComputerWorld called The Green IT Movement has Lost the Plot he makes the case that improving the energy efficiency of IT equipment is the wrong primary emphasis for green IT. GreenTech Recycled and Refurbished Computers Green IT

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Green Enterpise Unconference: Timely Gathering, Dec 3rd, Mountain View CA

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The “ Green Enterprise Unconference ” we’re hosting on December 3rd is looking extremely timely and interesting. I heard Friedman speak last week at the Atlantic Magazine’s “Green Intelligence Forum” about his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded. He makes pointedly clear that we must dramatically transform global energy technology, and that there is a need for the US to lead this (who else will?), Hope you can join us: The “ Green Enterprise Unconference

Women's Global Green Action Network: An Interview with Melinda Kramer

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She is the co-founder and co-director of Women's Global Green Action Network , a nonprofit that cultivates global partnerships of grassroots women environmental leaders by providing access to communication tools, support services and networking capabilities. Melinda Kramer: Women's Global Green Action Network is an international organization that is linking and empowering women working in environmental sustainability around the world.

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Green Technology Summit Heads to Europe (and It's Kind Of a Big Deal)

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Jim Lynch is TechSoup's director of green technology (here's the part where I embarrass him — he's also pretty much the man as far as electronics refurbishing and recycling goes). The events draw nonprofit and commercial refurbishers, environmentalists, policy makers, and green technology innovators, as well as international refurbishers who offer a global view of electronics refurbishing and recycling.

TechSoup Global Donor Partner Profile: BetterWorld Telecom

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Their president and founder Matt Bauer also co-edited the excellent Nonprofit Guide to Going Green. They have a 100% service guarantee, and donate 3% of revenues to causes that benefit children, education, environment, and fair trade. Upon occasion we like to say a bit more about our now 75 great donor partners. BetterWorld Telecom is one of our newer ones having been with us since 2010.

Apping Out Illegal Waste: Free Download to Target Illegal Dumps

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Written by Daniel Ben-Horin, Founder and Chief Instigator, TechSoup Global. At its most basic level, you photograph the dump and post a pin on a global Trash Map. What should exist, but doesn’t yet, is a global virtual community that shares strategies and best practices. apps environment mobile phone green technology tsmobiletechnology The Problem. Illegal dumping can be viewed in two ways.

Share Your Green Tech Story and Win a Laptop or Tablet!

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Using TechSoup products or educational resources to stay GREEN ? Not sure which products from TechSoup qualify as "green tech"? Check out our Green Technology Page. Anything that helps your organization use less paper, consume less energy, reduce travel, collaborate online, or extend the life of older computers is a green technology. Using a TechSoup product not mentioned above for green tech? Are you … A U.S.

Nonprofit Technology News for April 2014 - The Green Issue

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This time we’ll report on some climate change news, the TrashOut app, the difference between cloud backup and cloud storage, the heartbleed bug, a green energy innovation in Latin America that works – and another one that doesn’t, and the epic digital inclusion drone wars being waged by Google and Facebook. There’s lots of intriguing green NPTech news this month. Americans Choose Environment over Economic Growth. An Old-School Green Resource.

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My Latest President's Update

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Right now he gets his green fix by tending to an aquarium and houseplants. Paul Farestveit A trained historian with a degree in history from the University of California at Los Angeles, Paul Farestveit has spent the majority of his career working for STA Travel, a global student travel company that operates large businesses in Europe, the United States, and Australia. Tags: Benetech internships human rights Miradi fellowships MBA environment Bookshare

NetCentric Advocacy: Now is the "Network Society": Networks and Globalization Paper by Jim Davis

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Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Technology Fuels Collective Sparring Over Bolton, but to What End? : Main | Fighting Cancer One Cup at A Time: AlexsLemonade Continutes to Distribute Lemonade Organizing Tools via The Net to Fight Cancer » May 31, 2005 Now is the "Network Society": Networks and Globalization Paper by Jim Davis Networks and globalization. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

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How Green Is Refurbished IT Equipment? Refurbished Computers in the TechSoup Global Network. NGOs and libraries all over the world need good dependable low-cost computers and several of our global partners run successful refurbished computer initiatives. Acquiring Technology Green Office GreenTech Hardware Recycled and Refurbished Computers Green IT refurbished computers RCI Refurbished Computer Initiative

Ten Tips to TeleGreen Your Work

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This week, we've got ten tips to help your nonprofit find ways to use technology innovations to work more effectively while cutting back your impact on the environment through travel and commuting. Not only does travel use up money and valuable time that you could be spending in other ways, but it's costly to the environment. Tags: Green Office GreenTech Office & Productivity

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8 Nonprofits Championing Environmental Sustainability on Earth Day

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The global COVID-19 pandemic didn’t slow the momentum one bit. When our lives shifted around social distancing rules, our appreciation for the environment bloomed. Volkswagen, GM, Amazon, and the USPS pledged a commitment to green vehicles.

The American Public Gardens Association and TechSoup's National Accounts Program

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From time to time we like to spotlight some of the great environmental nonprofit organizations that are involved with TechSoup Global. They're one of a growing roster of organizations with a lot of affiliate members benefiting from TechSoup Global's National Accounts Program. As one might expect they are deeply passionate about the environment. Public gardens very often demonstrate non-toxic fertilizing and pest control, green and living buildings , and green events.

5 Things You Can Do in 5 Minutes to Reduce Your Power Use – Part 4: Enhance Your Impact

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This post explains the fifth and final action in this campaign — how you can multiply the positive impact you have had on the environment by getting others involved. In Can Windows 7 make PCs Green? Todd Bishop writes, "With hundreds of millions of PCs draining batteries and tapping into power outlets around the world, even a small tweak in Microsoft Windows can influence global energy consumption." Enter our contest!

Microsoft's Ecohero: How Sean Nicholson Is Saving the Earth

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You've heard of the Incredible Hulk and Green Lantern. But you've probably never heard of this green superhero. These programs are one big reason why refurbishment is now a significant part of the global recycling industry. It's Not Just About the Environment. Green IT greentech hardware Recycled and Refurbished Computers microsoft digital divide

Environmental Case for Refurbished IT Equipment

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One of our missions at TechSoup Global is to supply low-cost refurbished IT equipment to nonprofits and libraries. The scientific basis for the environmental case for refurbished IT equipment is primarily from Dr. Eric Williams of Rochester Institute of Technology in his book, co-authored with Ruediger Kuehr, Computers and the Environment, Understanding and Managing Their Impacts. The green argument for electronics reuse goes beyond Williams and Kuehr, however.

Virtual Work, Real Success

Tech Soup Blog

BetterWorld Telecom provides services that enable and support a virtual work environment, as a donation partner with TechSoup Global. One of the benefits of working virtually is that a results-only work environment (ROWE), naturally arises, making efficiency and clarity of focus the working norm. Many of the tools and solutions we provide to our customers support virtual work and we use them ourselves to optimize our work environment.

Environmental Case for Refurbished IT Equipment

Tech Soup Blog

One of our missions at TechSoup Global is to supply low-cost refurbished IT equipment to nonprofits and libraries. The scientific basis for the environmental kudos refurbished IT equipment receive is from Dr. Eric Williams of Arizona State University in his book, co-authored with Ruediger Kuehr, Computers and the Environment, Understanding and Managing Their Impacts.

5 Things You Can Do in 5 Minutes to Reduce Your Power Use – Part 1

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Global warming is happening because of a buildup of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, most of them produced by power plants that burn fossil fuels to generate electricity. More than half the electricity used by IT is outside the data center and it is very easy for you to make small changes that will have a significant positive impact on both the environment and your wallet. Tags: Green Office GreenTech GreenTips Hardware Operating Systems

Environmental Case for Refurbished IT Equipment

Tech Soup Blog

One of our missions at TechSoup Global is to supply low-cost refurbished IT equipment to nonprofits and libraries. The scientific basis for the environmental case for refurbished IT equipment is primarily from Dr. Eric Williams of Rochester Institute of Technology in his book, co-authored with Ruediger Kuehr, Computers and the Environment, Understanding and Managing Their Impacts. The green argument for electronics reuse goes beyond Williams and Kuehr, however.

2021 Funding & Grant Resources For Women’s Empowerment Organizations

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Global Fund for Women. Wallace Global Fund. Green Foundation. Its mission is to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California by increasing access to health care, quality education, good jobs, healthy environments, and safe neighborhoods.

How Online Work Can Save America

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In February of 2011, TechSoup Global board member and founder of the nonprofit Samasource , Leila Chirayath Janah published a piece in TechCrunch that explores an unusual aspect of telework. In GreenTech we've explored how telework, or working remotely via the Internet, is good for the environment and will likely change the modern office. GreenTech cloud Green IT telework microwork

NRDC Research Study: Is Your Server Room Being Overlooked?

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There is a clear cost advantage for them to do so, and the fact that it helps the environment and improves human health is a pretty tasty co-benefit. Just like large companies, small organizations can deploy their server rooms to reduce energy costs and increase performance (see Jim Lynch's blog on TechSoup Global's revamp ). Whether you have virtualized your entire server environment or thought virtualization was a cool Star Wars movie effect, we want to talk to you.

Top 6 Factors You Need to Consider When Hosting a Sustainable Virtual or Hybrid Conference

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With the rise in concern for global warming, it makes sense that when hosting a virtual or hybrid conference you would want to promote it as sustainable and climate-friendly. When setting your ‘green goals,’ be sure to keep this consideration front of mind.

Is the Used Computer Market Going Away?

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Thus, it continues the decades-long trend that IT spending has an increasing share of the global economy. Refurbishment and the Environment. Acquiring Technology GreenTech Hardware Recycled and Refurbished Computers Tech Planning Green IT nonprofits recycling refurbishmentThis is an update of a TechSoup article we posted online in September 2009.

Top 6 Factors You Need to Consider When Hosting a Sustainable Virtual or Hybrid Conference

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With the rise in concern for global warming, it makes sense that when hosting a virtual or hybrid conference you would want to promote it as sustainable and climate-friendly. When setting your ‘green goals,’ be sure to keep this consideration front of mind.

Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange Talks about the Global Citizen Center

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Kevin Danaher is the co-founder of the nonprofit Global Exchange which co-sponsors the Green Festivals with Co-op America. Kevin talks about the Global Citizen Center, a large mixed use building in downtown San Francisco that will serve as a hub for ecologically and socially responsible enterprise, education and economic development. We started five years ago, a little over five years ago, doing the Green Festival. Green Festival doesn't pay for that.

A History of How Modern ESG Came to Be

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This decade also saw the Black Power Movement, American Indian Movement, a further push for women’s rights , rights of farmworkers, and the Green Power Movement. In the same year, the Global Reporting Initiative was founded in Boston.

Snapshot of Worldwide Electronics Recycling 2013

Tech Soup Blog

According to the International Environmental Technology Center of the United Nations Environment Program. According to Park Young-Woo of the United Nations Environment Program, the Asia-Pacific region now produces more than half of global e-waste. GreenTech Green IT mobile phones computer recycling electronics recyclingJust thought I'd take a look at the state of electronics recycling around the world to see how we're doing. World Snapshot.

How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact

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We need a combination of political action and big personal changes to get the global community moving forward to protect our home. Leading organisations like the UN are telling us unanimously that we need to act now with global systematic change in order to save the planet.

9 Socially Responsible Companies to Applaud

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As a Certified B Corporation, we prioritize our stakeholder promise to empower nonprofits by offering an exceptional giving experience without sacrificing an inclusive work environment or a sustainable future in the process. Companies are no longer content to do well.