Cool Apps Roundup: Green Apps

AFP Blog

Cool Apps Roundup: Green Apps : This is the first in a series of blog posts that we'll be doing as part of our new App It Up project called Cool Apps Roundup. This inaugural post will cover a variety of green or environmental apps that are already out there

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Recipe: Very Green Avocado-Tahini Dip from Wild About Greens

Have Fun - Do Good

I can't wait to start cooking from July's VegCookbook , Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas. To get you excited about eatin' your greens, I asked Nava if I could share a recipe with you from the cookbook. She sent over her recipe for Very Green Avocado-Tahini Dip.

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Apps for Going Green

Tech Soup Blog

From helping you make informed purchases to saving you money on your electricity bill, these apps make it fun and easy to go green. Green Outlet. The GoodGuide (Android and iPhone) mobile app helps you find safe, healthy, and green products while you're out and about.

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Red Light, Green Light for Peer to Peer Fundraising in 2015

Connection Cafe

Here is Shana’s complete list of things to green light (start doing) and red light (stop doing) this year! Green Light: Embrace Your Complainers! Green Light: Bring IRL Back! Hello blogosphere! I know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me.

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Green Geekery

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

a project of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Green Electronics Council ??? I wrote about this tool and an excellent how to purchase a green computer back on Earth Day in April). This gives me a good opportunity to do a green geekery dump of some links I've collected.

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NTC Goes Green!

NTEN

Check out our 13NTC Green Sponsors that help make all the NTC goodness possible: Artez Interactive. 13ntc Community event green nptech sponsors Program

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Green IT for Dummies

Robert Weiner

Hewlett Packard has published a free guide to greening your IT. They describe it as: Green IT for Dummies … is intended to give organizations simple and straight-forward ideas on how to reduce the environmental impact of IT systems and harness the power of IT to reduce the wider environmental impacts of climate change in society.

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Nine Fair Trade Green Teas

Have Fun - Do Good

I had so much fun researching Nine Fair Trade Chocolate Bars that I decided to look into which brands carry fair trade certified green tea (I've been drinking a lot of it lately).

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What’s your nonprofit doing to go green?

ASU Lodestar Center

As flag bearers in the march for a greater good, it seems almost requisite that nonprofits should make an effort to go green - insomuch as what’s under our control. Incentivize green behavior at every level of the organization. Allison Finney environmentally friendly green

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350.org Is Greening the Planet with Lean, Green IT

Tech Soup Blog

In a time when climate change and developing the green economy are somewhat passé, nonprofits have not given up on the mission. Find out how they're greening the planet and using the leanest greenest IT possible.

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Why TechSoup Product Donations and Donors Are Green

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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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. We chose to open our DC office in a Gold LEED-certified building which utilizes green cleaning practices, energy-efficient fixtures and 100% wind-energy credits. How and Why We-Care is Green.

Cool Apps Roundup: Green Apps

Tech Soup Blog

This inaugural post will cover a variety of green or environmental apps that are already out there. In my companion blog post on Why Apps Are Green , I talked about how apps permit the use of lighter IT infrastructure like mobile phones to accomplish things we previously used to do just on PCs. Another way that apps can be green is because some of them do environmental things. Planet Green's 7 Best Green Apps for Mobile Phones.

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Should You Use a Green Printer?

Tech Soup Blog

Once your materials are ready for the printer, are there any advantages of going green? What is Green Printing? First, here's a little bit about what green printing is – and is not. Green printing is different from conventional printing in that it tends not to use virgin-fiber paper, petroleum-based inks, toxic solvents, or chlorine-bleached papers. Green printers often go light on bindings. Costs and Quality of Green Printing.

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NRDC Launches the Solar Schools Revolution | Nathanael Greene's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

AFP Blog

NRDC Launches the Solar Schools Revolution | Nathanael Greene''s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC : We can do something, though. Something upbeat and local and smart: put solar on our kids’ schools. That’s why next week, NRDC is launching Solar Schools: Powering Classrooms, Empowering Communities. Our plan, ultimately, is to help every school in the country that wants solar to get it. But to get going, we need your help.

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Why Apps Are Green

Tech Soup Blog

They are not only fun, cheap, and useful, but they're also a green technology. Why Apps Are Green. Apps are green in much the same way as cloud computing is regarded as green. Green though they may be, they don't seem to help that much with information overload.

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Interview with Carol Baroudi, Author of Green IT For Dummies

Tech Soup Blog

This piece is part of an occasional series we do at GreenTech to profile leaders in the Green IT field. publication, Green IT For Dummies. Indeed, one Amazon review is titled “ Green IT Not Just For Dummies.” Writing Green IT For Dummies was more a labor of love.

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350.org Is Greening the Planet with Lean, Green IT

Tech Soup Blog

In a time when climate change and developing the green economy are somewhat passé, nonprofits have not given up on the mission. Find out how they're greening the planet and using the leanest greenest IT possible.

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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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Green Biz Challenge

GroundWire

The Eastside Green Business Challenge , organized by the Eastside Sustainable Business Alliance, is a friendly competition in the Puget Sound region. Commercial and industrial facilities are responsible for nearly half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Cities all across the nation are creating resource-reducing challenges for local businesses and organizations to participate in.

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eWeek Green IT News

Tech Soup Blog

I spend time each week combing through the latest technology news to discover green technology items that are hopefully of interest to nonprofits, NGOs, libraries, and (by extension) people in small- and medium-sized offices. There are a lot of green news blogging services, but surprisingly few devoted to green IT. One of them is eWeek's Green IT News. I saw him speak at the Green IT Summit last month. GreenTech Green IT

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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Taking Back Your Time: Is Unplugging the New Green?

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What Is Green IT? Take the Greener IT Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

Green technology, particularly green IT has been one of TechSoup’s missions for many years. Green IT Defined. It’s more helpful I think to list what all green IT covers: Greening offices. Green webhosting.

Green Technology Summit Heads to Europe (and It's Kind Of a Big Deal) - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

AFP Blog

Green Technology Summit Heads to Europe (and It''s Kind Of a Big Deal) - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup : "The first European International Refurbishers Summit will be October 28 to 31 in Dublin, Ireland. Jim will be there to help kick things off and to report back on the latest industry news from Europe. The conference is hosted by the Regional and European Co-Operative for Social Industry (RECOSI).

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Green iPhone Apps from Yahoo! Green

Tech Soup Blog

Green posted a great list of free and green iPhone applications a couple of weeks back. See the top 10 Free and green iPhone applications from Huddler's Green Home Blog that's posted now on Yahoo! Green. . . Yahoo! Check them out to make sure that your cool new phone isn't making your carbon footprint even worse. read more.

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Green IT for Dummies

Tech Soup Blog

Hewlett Packard has published a free guide to greening your IT. They describe it as: Green IT for Dummies. The guide, produced independently by research and analysis firm Freeform Dynamics, provides guidance for where to start in greening an organization and maps out a pragmatic, yet comprehensive course of action ranked according to expense and difficulty of implementation. Tags: Green Office GreenTech

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A Nonprofit Staffer's Guide to Green Investing

Tech Soup Blog

Fortunately, by using a green investing approach, you can find ways to save for retirement and also save the planet. is involved in green or socially responsible investing. Is it possible to save for retirement AND do the right thing for the planet?

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Choose a Green Website Provider

Tech Soup Blog

There are dozens if not hundreds of affordable, reliable, high-quality, green web hosts in the market today. Here are some third-party lists of green web hosts: . . . There is even a Twitter account that simply lists green web hosts. Tags: Green Office GreenTech GreenTips Running Your Organization Using the Web and Internet Web Building Web Building Choose one to host your website. b2evolution. TreeHugger. WebHostingReport.com.

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How to Buy (New) Green IT Equipment

Tech Soup Blog

I thought it was probably a good time to update everyone on what's new in the world of buying new, green IT equipment. TreeHugger often covers exotic new green electronic devices in their coverage of the yearly Consumer Electronics Show. In this post, however, we'll cover basic green IT devices like desktop PCs, laptops, servers, and monitors that are affordable and easy to get. Here are a few general precepts on buying new green IT equipment: read more.

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I'm a Little Bit Green, I'm a Little Bit Chemical

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm not a totally green cleaner. I'm asking those of you who are green cleaning machines: What do you use to clean your home in an environmentally friendly way? Flickr photo credit: My Green Cleaning Kit by go_greener_oz TweetI have a confession to make. If you look under my kitchen sink, you'll see that I have Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets next to Comet, Seventh Generation Toilet Bowl Cleaner next to Windex, Planet Dish Soap next to Soft Scrub.

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What is Green IT?

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

For a couple of years now we've been seeing talk of Green IT, and as early as 2007 management consulting giants Gartner and McKinsey were addressing Green issues as a major issue facing IT managers. The EDS blog The Next Big thing devoted eight posts last autumn to an in-depth look at the idea of Green IT and lays out a path that considers both of these issues in detail, focusing on the green data center.

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The Nonprofit Guide to Going Green: Book Release Parties!

Robert Weiner

The website for the new book, The Nonprofit Guide to Going Green describes it as "a comprehensive learning tool to guide nonprofits and NGOs towards becoming greener. The definitive, practical, go-to resource guide on helping all charities become more green.". The authors are on a brief North American book tour, with stops in Toronto, Berkeley, and DC over the next few weeks: Toronto, Ontario : April 22. read more.

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How to Choose a Green Website Host

Tech Soup Blog

Green does not always have to cost you more, especially when it comes to technology. As you have probably heard, datacenters are the biggest green house gas generators in the IT world. There are lots of green website hosts out there and their prices are competitive with their dirtier counterparts. Tags: Green Office GreenTech Services Web Building Web Building

Community Science Workshops and Shared Authorship of Space: Interview with Emilyn Green

Museum 2.0

I sat down with Emilyn Green, Executive Director of the Community Science Workshop Network , to learn more about their history, design, and engagement strategy. Big thanks to Emilyn Green and the Community Science Workshop Network for sharing insights in this post.

New Tutorial: How to Go Green with Electronic Software Donations

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our video, How to Go Green With Electronic Software Donations , to learn more. Want more information on going green with TechSoup? Check out our Go Green product section of the TechSoup website as well as our GreenTech portion of the site. GreenTech Green ITWondering about the benefits of electronic software downloads? This video presents the major reasons to consider downloading your software electronically.

Communicating About Your Green Efforts: Keeping it Real Green

Tech Soup Blog

Roughstock Studios' guide Keeping It Real Green: How to Market Your Efforts in an Age of Greenwashing will help you through the basics of responsible green marketing. As we approach the holiday fundraising season, think of how you can communicate your greening efforts to your board, your donors, and your clients. Tags: Green Office GreenTech GreenTips Marketing Running Your Organization

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Reggie Henry on greening Tech09

SocialFish

It's gonna be sweet. Register !

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Greening My World with E-Fax

Tech Soup Blog

For Earth Day 2010, we've featured a variety of posts on how to green your technology. Tags: E-mail Green Office GreenTech Hardware Tech Planning Telecom Services Using the Web and Internet This post was penned by Cameron Jones, a Program Director here at TechSoup Global.

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Green IT Accreditation Goes International

Tech Soup Blog

EPEAT is essentially the only green IT product accreditation program in the world. The big green IT news this week is that the program has now expanded to 40 countries (PDF) worldwide including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan, and the 27 countries of the European Union. Tags: Acquiring Technology Green Office GreenTech Hardware Recycled & Refurbished Computers Recycled & Refurbished Computers Tech Planning

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New International Green IT Certificate Program

Tech Soup Blog

This is a guest post from Dr. Erik Bansleben at the University of Washington, announcing a new online green IT certification program. A new international, dual-university online green IT certificate program will be launching as a joint effort between the University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education and the University of British Columbia. Why a Green IT Certification Program? GreenTech Green IT

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

Tech Soup Blog

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. Using a TechSoup product not mentioned above for green tech? Are you … A U.S.

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Is your software green?

Idealware

Green consciousness around information technology continues to grow these days. I especially recommend Van Jones’ “The Green Collar Economy” and checking out related e-advocacy initiatives such as Green For All ( [link] ), 1 Sky ( [link] ), and the Apollo Alliance ( [link] ). I am imagining a parallel to the new environmental movement “green jobs” kind of thinking.

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