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Green Computing - Leicester Schools Network


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Green Computing - Leicester Schools Network

  1. 1. Green Computing<br />Russell Dyas<br />Limehurst High School<br /><br /><br />Flickr – ramsesoriginal<br />
  2. 2. What Do Roman Coins & IT Have In Common?<br />
  3. 3. Business use of ICT produces 2% of the world’s CO2 emissions and that is the same as the airline industry. 1<br />National Framework for Sustainable Schools is part of the OFSTED Inspection.<br />2008 study found that English schools estates emits 8.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. 2<br />Not forgetting out moral duty as educators of young people. We should always lead by example.<br />Gartner -<br />Carbon Emissions from Schools - Sustainable Development Commission Report -<br />
  4. 4. All LAs have a target to meet in lowering CO2 emissions.1<br />In Words Of Our New Leader<br />"the greenest government ever"<br />National Indicators for Local Authorities and Local Authority Partnerships: -<br />
  5. 5. There Are Two Challenges<br />Technical<br />Culture<br />Flickr – Mararie<br />Flickr – Nickobec<br />
  6. 6. 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 />
  7. 7. 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 />
  8. 8. Schedule Wake-Up & Shutdown<br />Virtualisation<br />Power Management<br />Disposal<br />Technologies<br />Environment Friendly Hardware<br />Thin Client<br />
  9. 9. Environment Friendly Hardware<br /><ul><li>Raw material
  10. 10. Production
  11. 11. Packaging
  12. 12. Distribution
  13. 13. Cost
  14. 14. Maintenance
  15. 15. Energy Efficiency
  16. 16. Performance
  17. 17. Safety
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. This does not mean buying at premium.
  21. 21. In the USA there is a system called EPP (Environmentally Preferable Purchasing).
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. If brought before 13th August 2005 and is being replaced with piece of like-for-like equipment then new supplier is responsible.
  24. 24. If brought after 13th August 2005 then original supplier is responsible.
  25. 25. Check your contracts as suppliers might offer cheap equipment if you sign WEEE disposal to yourself.</li></li></ul><li>British Gas Donation Of Solar Panels<br />All schools in the UK can register for an application form at  <br />British Gas has already earmarked half of the total investment to ensure that schools in low income areas benefit from the initiative.<br />
  26. 26. Further Resources<br />TeacherNet Sustainable Schools -<br />Eco-Schools-<br />EPeat-<br />Less Watts-<br />Energy Star-<br />Green Government ICT -<br />COSN Green Computing -<br />BECTA -<br />SusteIT-<br />
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. You will be reducing the schools CO2.
  29. 29. 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 />Limehurst High School<br /><br /><br />Flickr – ramsesoriginal<br />