Institutional Web Management Workshop 2007:
Next Steps for the Web Management Community
Workshop Session

Workshop Session Code to be assigned later: " A Greener Web: Isn't it Time you Worked on your Environmental Policy?"

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A Greener Web: Isn't it Time you Worked on your Environmental Policy?
Eddie Young, UKOLN, University of Bath
The aim of the workshop is to provide an opportunity to discuss the environmental impact of running a computer network, including desktop workstations, Office servers and Web servers. We hope to cover a wide range of topics, from disposal of equipment, buying new hardware, Web-conferencing, remote working, and eco-friendlier server architecture. Does the internet contribute to excessive/unnecessary energy usage? Can technology and the Web be used to reduce energy consuption for an organisation? If so how?
Discussion Ideas:
  • Energy consumption of servers (and server rooms) and desktops. What can you do about it?
  • Getting rid of old equipment, Buying new equipment. What to look out for, what are the ways to do it? (recycle? re-use? Burn? Sell abroad? etc)
  • Travel costs, reducing traveling within an organisiation (reducing your Air Miles, and fuel costs?)
  • Can Technology save us? (will something be invented in the future that will solve some of these problems?)
  • What part does the internet play?
Learning Objectives:
The session is intended to help Web Managers work out what issues they may need to consider when putting together an environmental policy for their workplace, taking into consideration both the financial and green agendas.
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Contact Details
Eddie Young
University of Bath
Phone: +44 (0) 1225 386450 Further information about hcard use and Microformats