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Podcast: What's Your Carbon Footprint? Sustainability and Green IT Initiatives That Make a Difference

This hour and seventeen minute podcast features the closing keynote panel from the EDUCAUSE 2009 Western Regional Conference. The panel, "," includes:

  • Jennifer H. Allen, Interim Director at the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices, Portland State University
  • Mark Askren, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administrative Computing Services, University of California, Irvine
  • Joyce Dickerson, Director of Sustainable IT, Stanford University
  • Session moderator: Wendell C. Brase, Vice Chancellor of Administration & Business Services, University of California, Irvine

Supporting our institutions’ sustainability efforts and responses to climate change will be a key role for higher education IT in the decades to come. Do you know your carbon footprint? Do you know what it will take to reach climate neutrality? Whose responsibility is it on your campus? What can IT do that has high impact? What best practices are emerging for IT units? Leaders for campus sustainability and green initiatives provide a framework for your own participation in critical discussions and actions on your campus.

The panelists bring expertise in developing research and academic programs in collaboration with practical administrative and facilities efforts across campuses as well as fostering partnerships between institutions and the wider community. They describe practical efforts such as working with vendors and campus procurement to put together green IT energy-saving programs that are also increasing productivity and reducing hardware and energy costs.


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Running time: 1h 17m 14s
File size: 53.03 MB

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