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. 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.&# Green hosting companies are just like any other hosting company.

Sustainability at Classy: Project Green and Our Corporate Commitments

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We will charge ahead with intent and purpose in the best interest of the environment because we understand that when we protect our planet, we protect the longevity of our social enterprise, our nonprofit customers, our community, shareholders, and each other. Corporate Green Policy: Achieved.

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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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Adobe Systems and the Environment

Tech Soup Blog

From time to time, we get a chance to find out firsthand what some of our TechSoup donor partners are doing in the area of green technology and corporate social responsibility. The occasion for getting to know Adobe better came with the launch of Adobe's new wind turbines at their headquarters building in San Jose. At last count TechSoup now has 41 donation or discounted product donors for nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries.

Meet Our NTC Green Sponsors!

NTEN

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? Happy Earth Day, everyone! What are you doing today to celebrate the Earth?

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Why TechSoup Product Donations and Donors Are Green

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We like to feature their corporate social responsibility efforts this time of year, especially what they're doing to improve our environment. This isn't a comprehensive list of all our donor partners' environmental activities, but this time I'd like to talk about Cisco and Symantec and also about our Green Technology Product Donations. The company is also greening its supply chain. Symantec: Focusing Even More on the Environment in 2015.

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What Is Green IT? Take the Greener IT Challenge

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Green technology, particularly green IT has been one of TechSoup’s missions for many years. Green IT Defined. I’m fond of the overly clever antimetabole we came up with a few years ago: green IT uses technology to reduce environmental impact and reduces the environmental impact of technology. It’s more helpful I think to list what all green IT covers: Greening offices. Green webhosting.

Nonprofits Live: Green Tools and Technology Decisions Recap

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April was Earth Month but extending green habits all year-round not only benefits the planet - it helps your organization too. and Zoey Kroll from the City of San Francisco's Department of Environment (SFDOE) ; and Jamie Henn, communications director at 350.org. Meeting the triple bottom line does require adopting green tech solutions. However, not all green solutions are high tech – going green can be as simple as printing less or allowing staff to telecommute.

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A Nonprofit Staffer's Guide to Green Investing

Tech Soup Blog

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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Make Going Green Easy and Automatic

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I suspect that we all care about the environment. Most people want to be less wasteful, but sometimes it is difficult to remember or more time consuming to be green. So, the key to some green success may lie in making changes that don't require others to do anything. Tags: Green Office GreenTech GreenTips

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Office Greening for the Holidays: Closing Up Shop

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In addition to helping the environment, you will also save money on electricity and prolong the life of many of your office electronics. Look for those machines around your office that have a little green light glowing on them. According to Green Home Huddle "Your cell phone charger, iPod charger, laptop charger, etc. Happy green holidays from all of us at TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative. Green Office GreenTech GreenTips

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All-in-One Printers: Save Money and the Environment - Part 2

Tech Soup Blog

To determine how green a device is look for some of these factors: Power consumption: Look for Energy Star compliance. Tags: Acquiring Technology Green Office GreenTech Hardware Recycled & Refurbished Computers In last week's post , we told you what an all-in-one printer was and some of the benefits of choosing them over several stand-alone devices. Did we pique your interest?

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. Kevin Danaher and Zoey Kroll from the City of San Francisco Department of Environment work between the NPO and GOV sectors to create useful policy changes for the public. Green IT equipment purchasing.

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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 tech solutions for organizations of all sizes: efficiencies, resource use, reducing travel fuel use, and encouraging energy conservation across teams and campaigns. Along with JIm, Kevin Danaher and Zoey Kroll from the City of San Francisco Department of Environment work between the NPO and GOV sectors to create useful policy changes for the public. Green IT equipment purchasing.

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Why Every Organization Should Make Sustainability Part of its Mission

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As Salesforce has deepened our commitment to the environment, we’ve also been inspired by our customers who have made sustainability fundamental to their missions with innovative approaches. Education Nonprofit Community Engagement Environment Public & Social Benefit

Office Greening for the Holidays: Closing Up Shop

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In addition to helping the environment, you will also save money on electricity and prolong the life of many of your office electronics. Look for those machines around your office that have a little green light glowing on them. According to Green Home Huddle "Your cell phone charger, iPod charger, laptop charger, etc. Tags: Green Office GreenTech GreenTips

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Go Green with Video, Audio, and Web Conferencing

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Travel also creates huge carbon costs to the environment. In fact, one of the most significant ways that IT can help the environment is that it enables us to meet with each other online or in "virtual meetings." GreenTech Microsoft Green IT online community online collaboration webinars teleconfering virtual conferencing Web conferencing, voice and video conferencing, and other types of remote collaboration have become a mainstay in the modern workplace.

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Greening Your Technology

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Anna Jaeger, TechSoup Global By now, you're probably aware that "green technology" exists. You might even be able to name a thing or two that would be considered green. In this article, I can barely scratch the surface of some of the more accessible green technologies. To learn more, please consider joining us at the Greening Your Technology session at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Green Software. Green Hardware. Green Practices.

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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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Use All-in-One Printers: Save Money, Office Space, and the Environment

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In the first post of this two-part series, we'll review the green benefits of investing in these smaller, multifunction machines as well as helping to reduce overhead costs for your nonprofit. Tags: Acquiring Technology Green Office GreenTech GreenTips Hardware Running Your Organization What is an all-in-one printer or multifunction printer (MFP)?

Harry's Green Geek: Tip #3 and Green Charity Donation Contest

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Harry wants to save the environment and is interested in video blogging. So what better way to combine his geek interests with social causes than to create a video blog post tip series on Green Geek Tips. This Harry's Green Geek Tip #3 is about washing your cloths in cold water and was inspired by this post from Crunchy Goddess. I'm introducing the the Green Charity Donation Contest! Here's how it works: Leave a comment with your favorite being green tip.

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NTEN and Green IT Consortium Online Green IT Workshop: February 10

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Anna Jaeger and I will be participating in a very interesting online green IT workshop for nonprofits and foundations on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 10 a.m. The four hour event is open to everyone and is sponsored by NTEN and a new nonprofit green IT project that is forming called the Green IT Consortium (in which TechSoup is involved). The online event is called Greening Your Nonprofit's IT – How to Save Environment and Money.

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NetCentric Advocacy: WHEI - Women are the First Environment : Speaking out at Live Earth

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Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « fatdoor.com (alpha) | Main | PressThink: Just the Sum of Us: James Surowiecki On What Crowds Can and Cannot Do » July 10, 2007 WHEI - Women are the First Environment : Speaking out at Live Earth Great work of the WHEI (Womens Health & Environment Initiative) building a network across issue lines and groups. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

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. The folks attending the Green Enterprise Unconference are going to be a fascinating group – top executives and environmental/sustainability managers and consultants from a range of organizations: Google.

Happy Earth Day! Green Computers!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

However, I just wanted to clip this wonderful article about " How to Buy a Green Computer " by Jasmin Malik Chua. Also check out Mission Fish's spotlight on the environment! Happy Earthday! As look at my aging laptop, I'm thinking about the next computer which will most likely be a MAC. Hat tip to Elisa Camahort ). Google Earth Day Logo

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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.

20 Environmental/Green Nonprofit YouTube Channels

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While preparing to teach a social media webinar recently, I discovered quite a few environmental/green nonprofits that have YouTube channels. YouTube green environment nonprofitOne of my many favorite things about my new iPhone (wahoo!) is that it's easy to watch my YouTube subscriptions. Whenever I need a little pick me up, I watch videos of the new kitties who are ready for adoption through a local organization, Maine Coon Adoptions, where we got our first cat.

How Windows 7 Can Help You Green Your Nonprofit or Library

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These measures will not only make your systems more efficient; they'll also save money and reduce your impact on the environment. Tags: Green Office GreenTech GreenTips Operating Systems Windows 7 In these tough economic times, there are a few relatively easy steps you can take to reduce waste in your IT systems. Why is it important to reduce your computer power use? Power plants are the largest source of CO2 emissions in the US, creating approximately 40% of emissions.

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Apping Out Illegal Waste: Free Download to Target Illegal Dumps

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apps environment mobile phone green technology tsmobiletechnology Written by Daniel Ben-Horin, Founder and Chief Instigator, TechSoup Global. The Problem. Illegal dumping can be viewed in two ways. On the most basic level, illegal dumping confronts us with garbage in public spaces, which is unpleasant and unhealthy.

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.

Beaconfire Survey: Green Computing | Beaconfire Wire

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This Last week, we asked the Beaconfire staff: How do you tech green? Michael, Principal Consultant : I tech green by unplugging unused devices, buying highest efficiency models I can, and never computing on the weekends. I also try to avoid leaving my peripherals plugged in except when needed – it’s not only good for the environment to not leave your cell phone charging all day, but it’s also often good for your battery’s lifespan.

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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Harry is a Green Geek: Lesson #1 Grocery Shopping

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Harry is concerned about the environment and he is interested in making media. So when the good folks at Orgins Organics offered to send me one of their new re-usable canvas bag promoting eco-friendly living, I accepted. The bag, which has the phrases "I don't get wasted" and "re-user friendly" is 100% certified organic cotton.

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Three Women Journalists and Activists Host Sundance's "The Green"

Have Fun - Do Good

With Earth Day coming up, lots of green projects are launching this month, including the Sundance Channel's, The Green, a block of weekly programming devoted to the environment. The Green launches on April 17th with a 13-part program, Big Ideas for a Small Planet at 9/8c, and the first in a series of green documentaries. Photo Credit: Majora Carter (left), host of Sundance Channel's THE GREEN by James Burling Chase.

The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones: Help Me Spread the Word

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I'm helping Green for All get the word out about Van Jones ' new book, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Two of Our Biggest Problems. Here's what Vice President Al Gore says about The Green Collar Economy : "This book illustrates the link between the struggle to restore the environment and the need to revive the US economy. Green for All's goal is to sell 5,000 copies by October 8th. Hey Have Fun * Do Gooders!

Announcing 2 Free Options for Donating Your Used Hardware

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Our mission is to provide value to the social sector and to also be good stewards of the environment. Green IT greentech Recycled and Refurbished Computers Green Office Want to dispose of your old technology AND do some good for the world? We are proud to announce two free charitable equipment donation services. One is for consumers interested in donating laptops and phones. The other is for businesses interested in donating PCs. How Individuals Can Donate Laptops and Phones.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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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My Latest President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Right now he gets his green fix by tending to an aquarium and houseplants. Tags: Benetech internships human rights Miradi fellowships MBA environment Bookshare Two or three times a year, I publish a president's update for Benetech. This latest one spotlights the many great interns, associates and fellows that are or were working for Benetech over this summer and into this year.

Green Coworking: An Interview with Chris Messina and Ivan Storck of Citizen Space

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I talked to Chris Messina of Citizen Agency and Ivan Storck of SustainableMarketing.com about their green coworking space in San Francisco, Citizen Space for the Big Vision Podcast and have posted a transcript of the interview below. I guess I got involved in coworking originally because I was working out of cafes and wanted a more collaborative, productive environment to go to and work around other people in. Britt Bravo: What is coworking, and how can you make it green?

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Climate Risks Will Soon Be an Essential Part of Risk Management Frameworks

360 Factors

Discussions about climate and environment related disclosures and regulations have discussed for some time. The rate of these events has changed quickly, which means that the previous assessments of environment risks need to be updated.

Closing Up Shop Over the Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

Here’s a checklist for that will save money on electricity and also help out the environment. This is an update of Anna Jaeger’s great Office Greening for the Holidays: Closing Up Shop. Look for those machines around your office that have a little green or red light glowing on them. According to Green Home Huddle "Your cell phone charger, iPod charger, laptop charger, etc. For more tips on green IT like this, have a look at the Greener IT Challenge.

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