Green IT Global

About Green IT Global

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How we started

Over the last approximately 5 to 7 years several initiatives were established across Europe to enhance and stimulate the knowledge and adoption of Green IT. With many of the engaged parties operating both regional and international, those involved met and worked together on several occasions over time. Realising the benefits of giving these collaborations a more structural approach this has now resulted in the Green IT Global network.

On april 4 2017, the collaborating network, Green IT Global was officially born. Green IT Global is a not-for-profit coalition of Green IT focused organisations forming a collaborative ecosystem. The network has created a Manifesto, outlining the network’s ambitions and visions. The Manifesto is used as a guiding beacon for the activities and goals the participating organisations set out to achieve together.

Our Manifesto

Within Green IT Global we define Green IT as

“Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that generate enhanced environmental, social and economic outcomes and takes into consideration the entire product life cycle including production, usage and disposal”

We are…

  • a not-for-profit network of Green IT-focused organisations, collaborating as a driving force for innovation and sustainability
  • a hub for Green IT expertise, knowledge and exchange
  • a discussion and collaboration partner for business organisations, education, civil society and all levels of government
  • a coalition network open to expand and include others

We aim…

  • to consolidate expertise as well as exchange knowledge across countries, regions and sectors
  • to create and amplify positive impact
  • to show leadership, to respect and to encourage

We do…

  • create awareness and promote Green IT
  • use knowledge and collaboration to meet our network’s goals
  • help reduce GHG emissions and increase responsible use of resources through Green IT solutions and knowledge sharing
  • connect and share opportunities to support a level playing field

Our Goals towards 2020...[2]

Objectives Activities
[3] 1.Understand our network’s reach, identify overlap and gaps 1.Identify and map the Green IT Global's collective stakeholder network
2.A comprehensive and practical assessment approach 2.Create assessment approach using the (founding) organisation’s existing relevant tools and their individual complementary strengths
3.Create opportunities for knowledge sharing, networking and collaboration (joint project) 3.Expand and exchange knowledge by:
a) creating at least one publication or ‘state-of-play’ report with hints, tips and trends per year;
b) organising and/or participating in multiple events per year
c) creating a knowledge base
d) participate in at least one joint project through existing funded initiatives
4.Establish positive dialogue with relevant national and international policy-making and standards bodies 4.Provide value by increasing effectiveness of (at least one) policy or standard
5.Align with the Sustainability Goals (SDG) of the United Nations 5.Match Green IT principles to the 17 Sustainability Goals (SDG) of the United Nations and identify the ones with the greatest leverage
6.Establish positive dialogue with (EU) educational sector 6.Collaborate with education institutes to explore course and curriculum development

Collaborate?

Do you have similar activities and do you share our Manifesto’s principles, aims and goals? Are you interested in joining our Green IT Global Network or wish to collaborate on specific initiatives?

Feel free to contact us by writing a message to greenit@s-i.ch or calling +41 44 687 15 66

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Founding organisations

Green IT Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Green IT Special Interest Group – Swiss Informatics Society (Switzerland)

Sustainability for London (United Kingdom)

Alliance Green IT (France)

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