Posts Tagged ‘health and safety’

COP15 conclusions by Greenpeace

Monday, January 4th, 2010

A few days ago I got an email from Greenpeace “Cool IT” campaign’s team; the mail reported some thoughts about COP15, the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference which took place in Copenhagen from the 7th to the 18th of December, 2009. Such thoughts are presented from the IT point of view, saying how it could help cutting CO2 emissions. Beyond the bitter conclusions about the poor outcomes, the “Cool IT” team invites ICT companies to plan new policies, to be presented at the next summit, Mexico 1010.
I thought it would be nice to share.


BAD09: climate change

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Today is the third Blog Action Day.
Though I joined the initiative since the first edition, I would catch this year’s BAD as an opportunity to bring some novelties on IT goes Green.
The themes chosen by BAD, today and in the past years, all intersect in a wider, urgent, critical topic which is sustainable development. ITgG always dealt with IT from that global point of view; this is why every BAD theme always fitted perfectly with this blog’s philosophy; this is why, also, boundaries among topics such as “Environment”, “Poverty”, “Climate Change” seem to be that blurred in ITgG’s posts; and this is why, finally, so many different solutions and theories are presented over this blog, as equally urgent and important.


from Gahna to India, by China

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

On the outskirts of Ghana’s biggest city sits a smoldering wasteland, a slum carved into the banks of the Korle Lagoon, one of the most polluted bodies of water on earth. The locals call it Sodom and Gomorrah. Peter Klein and a group of graduate journalism students from the University of British Columbia went there as part of a global investigation, to track a shadowy industry that’s causing big problems there and around the world.


google’s ethics

Monday, July 6th, 2009

In 2004, when Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin wrote to prospective shareholders about their vision for the company, they outlined a commitment to contribute significant resources, including 1% of Google’s equity and profits in some form, as well as employee time, to address some of the world’s most urgent problems. That commitment became


how e-waste works?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

A growing number of groups are working to educate the public on what happens to their discarded, old computers and why they may want to take more precautions when disposing them. What many of us don’t realize is that our electronics and other household electrical gadgets are potentially harmful, being a mix of heavy metals and toxic chemicals. A bunch of webpages about e-waste with simple (yet useful) practical informations, was found on HowStuffWorks.


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good green

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Narrowing down the most important topics in science and technology is no easy task considering that it is our sciences and technological breakthroughs that are leading us both into and out of global climate change. Add to that the task of choosing the best for that category. We’ve considered long and hard, and have gathered together some of the best objects, concepts, people and resources that we want people to know about and consider.
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Hope Phones

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Hope Phones is a nationwide mobile phone collection campaign that collects old cell phones in the US to provide phones for clinics and healthcare workers in the developing world. Every cell phone given to community health workers connects distant patients to a medical clinic.