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Green Tech Resources A Jaeger 10 Ntc

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A few online resources to help with Green Technology for social benefit organizations, libraries and government agencies. Created for the Greening Your Technology session at NTC in 2010.

A few online resources to help with Green Technology for social benefit organizations, libraries and government agencies. Created for the Greening Your Technology session at NTC in 2010.

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  • 1.
    • EPEAT: http:// www.epeat.net
    • Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is an easy-to-use, on-line tool helping institutional purchasers select and compare computer desktops, laptops and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT-registered products are designated Gold, Silver or Bronze according to how they meet certain criteria.
    • EPA's Plug-In to eCycling: http:// www.epa.gov/plugin
    • Plug-In to eCycling is a partnership between EPA and leading consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and mobile service providers that fosters and promotes opportunities for individuals to donate or recycling their electronics .
    • Federal Electronics Challenge: http:// www.federalelectronicschallenge.net
    • While the FEC is only open to Federal Agencies and Facilities, the website has numerous tools and resources for any industry. Information includes: greening your electronics through acquisition and procurement, operation and maintenance, and end-of-life management.
    Green Resources
  • 2.
    • Climate Savers Computing Initiative : www.climatesaverscomputing.org . Climate Savers Computing Initiative member companies commit to purchasing energy-efficient PCs and servers for new IT purchases, and to broadly deploying power management. Board member organizations: Dell Inc. ,  Google Inc. ,   HP ,   Intel Corporation ,   Microsoft Corporation ,   World Wildlife Fund .
    • Greener Computing : www.greenercomputing.com A newsletter on a range of green computing issues. It’s not all focused on IT administrators, but provides a lot of different interesting reading for those interested in the topic.  
    • TechSoup’s GreenTech Initiative : www.techsoup.org/greentech / Our mission is to help social benefit organizations reduce their environmental impact through the effective use of technology.
    Green Resources
  • 3. Green Resources
    • McKinsey study (requires membership): http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/How_IT_can_cut_carbon_emissions_2221
    • Treehugger : http:// www.treehugger.com/science_technology/?campaign = th_nav_scitech A Discovery Company green blog with a science and technology section.
    • Heath Clancy : http:// twitter.com/HeathClancy High-tech journalist/blogger with a bent for green technology and corporate sustainability.
    • Calculating emissions at the CarbonFund.org: http://www.carbonfund.org/site/pages/carbon_calculators/category/Assumptions
    • EcoGeek : http://www.ecogeek.org/component/content/category/37 Blog with a category on Computers and Gadgets.
    • WWF study on teleworking’s ability to reduce emissions: http:// assets.panda.org/downloads/wwfteleworking.pdf

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