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Green Storm Headed for the IT World

A Green technology brainstorm is headed for the IT world as International Green IT Awareness Week running from the 1 – 7 June 2013 aims to shine a spotlight on Green IT and pave the way for organizations and individuals to initiate, promote and support Green IT discussions and action.

The International Green IT Awareness Week (IGITAW) is a seven day, multi-time zone, global, online event hosted by the Foundation for IT Sustainability (FFITS.ORG ) that will bring together the global network of Green IT professionals with thousands of tech journalists, CIOs, CTOs, IT Managers, sustainability professionals, carbon managers, IT enthusiasts and more under one virtual roof.

FFITS.ORG’s Project Manager and Event Manger of IGITAW, Tim Martin, said, this year we will have over 30 live and pre-recorded tactical and practical learning sessions, international keynotes, Q&A panels and is a must attend for those looking for greater sustainability performance and efficiency from their organization and IT assets.” “The main outcome of this week is to encourage individuals and organizations to demand more from themselves and their partners, holding each other to account for our impact on the environment,” Mr Martin said.

“As a 100% virtual conference, attendees of International Green It Awareness Week can learn from Green IT experts, network, chat directly with other attendees, speakers and sponsors in the comfort of their own home or office.” “Presentations will be run across multiple global time zones and can be viewed on demand if you miss the session. Our speakers will also be available post-presentation to chat live with the audience in dedicated Q&A panels.” Mr Martin added.

Mr Martin highlighted there are small steps each organization can take which – when multiplied across the globe – contribute a massive reduction to the global greenhouse gas toll.

“As an individual, by turning your computer off each night when you leave work, you will help save as much energy as it takes to make 9,280 bags of microwave popcorn, or to produce 3,480 plastic bags in a year,” “Until now, organizations were missing a centralized, cohesive initiative which will enable them to both understand the benefits, challenges and cultural changes required for Green IT, and appreciate the current research enabling them to plan for the future.” Mr Martin said.

“Now, through International Green IT Awareness Week everyone can learn about practical implementation of environmentally sustainable IT practices they can undertake today,” Mr Martin concluded.

Mark Winter, Founder of FFITS.ORG said, “Anyone who wishes to attend to learn or spread knowledge about Green IT can participate for free.” “It shouldn’t cost any money to take care of the environment and our common future, I encourage everyone to register online,” Mr Winter concluded.

Article appearing courtesy Celsias.