Welcome I am Russell Dyas From EduGeek.net.Todays sessions is on green computing but before we get into that I have a question<change>
What doRoman coins and IT have in common?In the Guardian Education last week there was an article about a teacher Philippa Holden in Brushwood junior school, Buckinghamshire for Romans project created a archaeological dig with real villa foundations and fake roman pots and coins.<change>As can see students and staff a like had a lot of fun. Their was one problem as along with fake coins they buried from local museum some real coins. This would be ok if were not for the fact that at end they still hadn’t found some of the coins.This is what IT is like in some ways what was good idea at start may not of been so good in hind sight. We have had years on investment in ICT just name a government scheme NGFL, laptop for teachers, computers for pupils.Problem is green aspect of IT became an afterthought.<change>
So why should we care about green ICT.Business use of ICT produces 2% of the world’s CO2 emissions and that is the same as the airline industry(The Gartner report did not include consumer electronics apart from Mobile phones) All Las have targets to meet in this they need:Per capita reduction in CO2 emissions in the LA area from:Business and Public Sector,Domestic housing, andRoad transportCO2 reduction from local authority operationsGreen agenda for schools has been put into National Framework for Sustainable Schools which is now part of the ofsted inspection and there is an area on the SEF that schools have to show how they are working towards that.New schools under schemes such as Building Schools for Future & the Primary Capital Programme require new builds to reduce.English schools alone emit 8.5 million tones of CO2 each year.Also lets not forget our morel and ethical duty as educators. we should lead by example.<change>
We have two major challenges in implementing the Green IT Agenda.Technical and CultureOne of the biggest challenges is the cultureWhen you try and implement stuff it sometimes feel like this<change>
<What Video>Sometimes we feel like the person on top of the building and getting over whelmed with it all. But it is about making small steps that will add to the bigger picture.<Change>
EduGeek.Net Open Source Schools UnConference Nottingham Green IT
Business use of ICT produces 2% of the world’s CO2 emissions and that is the same as the airline industry. 1<br />All LAs have a target to meet in lowering CO2 emissions.2<br />National Framework for Sustainable Schools is part of the OFSTED Inspection.<br />New builds, such as PCP & BSF are required to reduce CO2 compared to the old school(s) they are replacing.<br />2008 study found that English schools estates emits 8.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. 3<br />Not forgetting out moral duty as educators of young people. We should always lead by example.<br />Gartner - http://tinyurl.com/osschools01<br />National Indicators for Local Authorities and Local Authority Partnerships: - http://tinyurl.com/osschools02<br />Carbon Emissions from Schools - Sustainable Development Commission Report - http://tinyurl.com/osschools03<br />
There Are Two Challenges<br />Technical<br />Culture<br />Flickr – Mararie http://tinyurl.com/osschools13<br />Flickr – Nickobec http://tinyurl.com/osschools14<br />
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Culture Change<br />The biggest challenges are cultural not technical.<br />Get SLT Backing.<br />Think non ICT related changes, i.e. use of paper. Can some print outs be moved to a Learning Platform.<br />Recycling Paper and Toners.<br />Get the pupils thinking about it.<br />Compare your results with another school. <br />Start small and then look at the bigger challenges. <br />Make it everybody’s responsibility <br />
Culture Change<br />Work out where you are<br />Work out small gains, such as recycling<br />Work out larger gains, such as environmentally aware purchasing<br />Work out your improvements<br />Repeat<br />
Schedule Wake-Up & Shutdown<br />This can be done in several ways using several different software or scripts.<br />Don’t forget non computer based equipment such as printers and projectors.<br />Virtualisation<br /><ul><li>Virtualbox – Supported by big players such as Sun and MySQL.</li></li></ul><li>Power Management<br />There are several Opensource projects such as those hosted at LESSWatts.org<br />EzWizard & EzGPO Projects Funded By Energy Star<br />Thin Client<br /><ul><li>Xen Open source Thin Client system supports a wide range of guest operating systems. Supported by Citrix</li></li></ul><li>Environment Friendly Hardware<br /><ul><li>Raw material
Disposal</li></li></ul><li>Environment Friendly Hardware<br /><ul><li>More suppliers are offering environmentally friendly equipment. RM for example for a number of years have had their EcoQuite Range. They recently released a 60 WATT computer.
Other manufactures such as DELL, HP and Acer also have environmentally friendly computers.</li></li></ul><li>Environment Friendly Hardware<br /><ul><li>Buy equipment that is fit for the purpose but is green.
In the USA there is a system called EPP (Environmentally Preferable Purchasing).
People have given it a new name Environment, Price & Performance.</li></li></ul><li>Disposal<br />Be aware of the WEEE regulations but layman'sguide is: -<br /><ul><li>If brought before 13th August 2005 and not being replaced with piece of like-for-like equipment then you are responsible for disposal.
If brought before 13th August 2005 and is being replaced with piece of like-for-like equipment then new supplier is responsible.
If brought after 13th August 2005 then original supplier is responsible.
Check your contracts as suppliers might offer cheap equipment if you sign WEEE disposal to yourself.</li></li></ul><li>Further Resources<br />TeacherNet Sustainable Schools - http://tinyurl.com/osschools04<br />Eco-Schools- http://tinyurl.com/osschools05<br />EPeat- http://tinyurl.com/osschools06<br />Less Watts- http://tinyurl.com/osschools07<br />Energy Star- http://tinyurl.com/osschools08<br />Green Government ICT - http://tinyurl.com/osschools09<br />COSN Green Computing - http://tinyurl.com/osschools10<br />BECTA - http://tinyurl.com/osschools11<br />SusteIT- http://tinyurl.com/osschools12<br />
How To Get All Your CRTs Replaced<br />Tell your head that if you replace all your CRTs with flat screens.<br /><ul><li>Then not only will the energy bills go down
All that can be used as evidence against the Sustainable Framework part of the SEF.</li></li></ul><li>Any Questions & What is Your Experience<br />Russell Dyas<br />EduGeek.net<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Tel UK: 020 8133 4179<br />Tel Mobile: 07884071535<br />Skype: rdyasuk<br />http://www.edugeek.net<br />Flickr – ramsesoriginal http://tinyurl.com/osschools15<br />