It is an initiative proudly hosted by the Foundation for IT Sustainability (FFITS.ORG) from 1st-7th June annually, which aims to:
Motivate individuals and businesses to take action
Support each other locally, regionally and globally in green IT innovation
Share experiences and learnings
Reduce the environmental footprint of technology
Reduce travel associated with typical conferences
Providing access to the latest in research and practical implementation
Collaborating with professionals and specialists globally
Promote the use of technology for environmental initiatives
What is the International Green IT Awareness Week Virtual Conference?
FFITS.ORG, the initiative organiser, will be hosting a major virtual (online) conference during the week that will be scheduled live across global time zones. As in previous years, International Green IT Awareness Week will engage the global network of green IT professionals, experts and organisations to present a series of engaging, pragmatic and thought-provoking presentations. The aim of the presentations will be to equip attendees with a range of skills and the knowledge necessary to take action on green IT, however big or small.
There will be speakers from across the globe including green IT experts, IT industry heavy weights, celebrities, government officials, our board of advisors and our founder. Speakers will be presenting through live video conferencing and webcasts; and will be addressing critical issues including the cultural change around green IT, showcasing case studies, discussing research, presenting on practical implementation and tips for implementing best practices for both home and business technology users.
The week of education and action was developed to encourage individuals and organisations to demand more from themselves and their partners, holding each other to account for our impact on the environment. The initiative also aimed to encourage those individuals and organisations to bring together their CIO, IT Directors along with their business managers, CFO and COE’s to start the discussion around what their organisation can do to green their IT infrastructure.
Some of the topics covered during the week will include:-
What is Green IT?
Where do we start?
What are we doing about Green IT?
What is the latest in Green IT research?
Why set up Green IT initiatives?
What do we have to gain from implementing Green IT measures?
What are the Green IT Quick Wins?
What actions can we implement at home and in small business?
How can ICT make our company and our staff more sustainable long term?
How do we become Green IT Champions?
How do organisations undertake cultural change for green IT?
What are the top examples of organisations achieving an environmentally sustainable IT?
What are the risks if we wait too long to take actions?
Why we as individuals and businesses need to address these issues to help fight climate change?
And talking about solutions including:-
Developing a Green IT Strategy
Data Centre optimisation and consolidation
Reduce Energy usage
Green IT financial incentives
Best practices, metrics
Assessing, Measuring and Monitoring
Technology replacements for travel
About the Foundation for IT Sustainability (FFITS.ORG)
FFITS.ORG is a non-profit organisation. The organisation's mission is to engage with, and educate individuals, government and corporations on the environmental footprint of technology, as well as promote the sustainable use of technology to help solve environmental problems.
To reduce the negative impacts of technology on the environment and promote the sustainable use of technology to help solve environmental problems, by:
Educating individuals, corporations and government
Promoting the implementation of green IT best practices
Encouraging the development of more sustainable technology alternatives
By 2015, FFITS.ORG aims to:
Educate over 250,000 consumers on methods and strategies they can implement at home to reduce their environmental impact at home
Educate 20,000 businesses on improving their technology environmental footprint
Assist businesses and individuals globally reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 10,000,000 tonnes
Our Guiding Principles
an independent, global and non-political party
implementing definite projects designed to educate on and/or remediate technology related environmental issues
developing strong partnerships across communities, government and business to help us achieve our goals
operating cost-effectively and with accountability to donor's contributions
How we are funded
As a non-profit organisation. FFITS.ORG is funded by:
A certification program for organisations that have taken steps to make their IT environment more environmentally sound
A Fundaments of IT Sustainability eLearning Course designed to provide candidates with a working knowledge of all aspects of Sustainable IT; and
A professional members program which enables members to stay up to date on the latest green IT trends, technologies and news, at the same time supporting a worthwhile cause.
All funds generated by our campaigns go back into the operation of our education initiatives aimed at increasing green IT awareness and action.
International Green IT Awareness Week is proudly brought to you by: