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ERIC Number: EJ861260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Greening Technology in U.K. Higher Education
Bristow, Rob
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v32 n3 2009
With the world focusing on climate change and individuals through to organizations questioning how they can reduce their personal and professional carbon footprints, JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) is looking at how it can help U.K. education professionals learn from one another. In 2009, the final report from JISC's SusteIT study estimated that 623 U.K. colleges and universities will produce 500,000 metric tons of CO2, generated by one and a half million computers, 250,000 printers, and 240,000 services. The electricity used by these devices will cost over 100 million British Pounds. Through its Greening ICT program, JISC addresses the need to help universities and colleges address their information and communication technology (ICT) carbon footprint. This article reviews the activity currently taking place in greening technology within higher education in the U.K. It also describes three case studies where universities have won awards in using green solutions to address technology challenges. (Contains 4 figures and 2 endnotes.) ["Greening Technology in U.K. Higher Education" was written with Mark Samuels.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom