Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Celebrate Green IT in Philly October 20!

A Celebration of Green Information Technology

REGISTER AT http://greeninformationtechnology.eventbrite.com/.

Hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences Center for Environmental Policy (CEP)

What: Discover your role as a Green IT leader! Enjoy a fun and informative evening with other environmentally-conscious Philadelphia-area IT and technology professionals, welcoming the dawn of environmentally-sustainable IT. Learn how you can bring your passion for the planet to work, to help the environment, your company, and your career.

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2009; reception 6:00 to 6:30; program 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Where: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. For directions, go to http://www.ansp.org/, click Visit, and click Getting Here.

Cost: FREE, but please REGISTER at http://greeninformationtechnology.eventbrite.com/.

Need more information? Contact David Calloway at GreenITDigest@comcast.net.

How One Local Firm Went Green, Powerfully and Profitably

Joe Tait will present his true Green Information Technology success story What began as a modest initiative to reduce wasted energy at NMS Labs in Willow Grove, PA,. It quickly grew into a company-wide campaign to become more efficient, effective, and cleaner. Instead of resisting, as managers had feared, most employees responded with 'Why didn’t we do this before?'
Joe is the CIO of NMS Labs. Throughout his career, he has built cost-effective, highly-motivated business and IT organizations supporting operations in a range of industries. Joe’s achievements include turning around operations, spearheading start-ups, and integrating IT functions after mergers.

Green IT vs. Climate Change by Quiet Riot

The performance troupe Quiet Riot, a.k.a. Bill and Dave Mettler, will take a 4 billion year joyride through the History of Oil, bringing us to our present twin challenges: Peak Oil & Climate Change. You will discover your role as a Green IT leader and learn of best practices you can take back to your organization to reduce carbon and save the world!

Quiet Riot use story, physical comedy, sound effects, and audience interaction. Their programs captivate audiences nationally at conferences, seminars, and workshops, and recently at events for Green Business, Eco-Economy, Transition Communities, and Peak Oil awareness.

About CEP and Green IT

CEP provides a non-partisan, science-based forum for public and private environmental stakeholders. Building upon its successful Town Square series and special events, CEP brings important environmental issues to the forefront.

Green Information/IT primarily means:

  • Using IT to reduce negative environmental impacts of business activities by helping organizations and enterprises operate and interact more efficiently and effectively
  • Reducing IT’s negative environmental impact by managing equipment and processes to reduce the resources needed, and ensuring safe disposal and re-use
  • Increasing business effectiveness, morale, and sense of community, while cutting costs