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Welcome to the Green ICT Community of Practice

About the CoP

We are well aware of the amount of energy the ICT industry consumes and the greenhouse gas emissions it is responsible for. One of the performance targets for HEFCE is to comply with the sector targets for carbon emission reductions of 34 per cent by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050 against a 1990 baseline. Against a 2005 baseline, this is equivalent to a reduction of 43 per cent by 2020 and 83 per cent by 2050. We have seen a large number of projects tackling various issues (Greening ICT with JISC, Suse-IT) over the last few years.

This is a problem which is not going away and needs to be tackled head on. The Green ICT CoP will look at bringing together the research and findings from these reports to see how they can be effectively put into practice.

Objectives for the Green ICT CoP

The CoP should be a platform where EAUC Members can share and learn from each others' experience. It would start by collating the plethora of information available in and around this area and would rely on CoP Members to assist in drawing this together. The group will then focus on agreeing detailed aims about what the CoP should be involved in to highlight a couple of themes for the year.

About Dan Clayton, Convenor

I have been the Environmental Manager at the University of Lincoln for just over six years. Prior to this I worked for ten years at an environmental consultancy, in West Yorkshire – focussing mainly on waste management and auditing. I have also worked for the European Commission on environmental funding projects, the Resource Efficiency Knowledge Transfer Network on sustainability in the retail sector, and as an Energy Officer in local government.

At Lincoln the environmental issues surrounding ICT use are an ongoing issue. We have completed several Salix Projects in the ICT area and we took part in the SUSTE-TECH project with the EAUC and JISC. I am by no means an expert in Green ICT, but I am hoping that through the Green ICT Community of Practice I can share information that can help to resolve various sustainable ICT issues in the Sector.

Dan has been convening the Green ICT Community of Practice since April 2015.

Contact

Dan Clayton
Environment Sustainability Manager
University of Lincoln
dclayton@lincoln.ac.uk

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How to search for previous discussions

This CoP is open to all EAUC Members and other invited parties to learn and share experiences in the field of Green ICT. It is not a forum for commercial gain.

We know that there are many topics that come up regularly on the discussion networks so here is a quick and easy guide on how to search for previous discussions:

  1. Go to https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ and click on ‘Subscribers Corner’
  2. Click on the discussion network you would like to search – ‘EAUC-GreenICT’ is the list for this Discussion Network
  3. The three ‘Latest messages’ are shown in a box near the top of the page. Click the message to read the entire post.
  4. To search the list for a particular topic use the 'Search Archive' box on the right-hand side of the screen. Type the keyword/s you would like to search for and this will bring up a list of all posts containing that word/phrase.
  5. You can further refine your search by adding parameters.

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Dan Clayton, the Green ICT CoP convenor
Dan Clayton, the Green ICT CoP convenor