[LINK] Carbon Neutral Linux Computers, Canberra, 21 November 2007

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Nov 19 16:20:00 AEDT 2007

                         Australian Computer Society
                             Green IT Special Interest Group
                         November Canberra Meeting

Topic: Carbon Neutral Linux Computers

Speaker: Tom Worthington, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, ANU Computer 
Science Department and Char of the ACS Green Technology Group

Venue: Australian National University, Room N101, Computer Science 
Building, North Road, Canberra
Date: Wednesday 21 November 2007
Time: 5:30pm drinks/nibbles for presentation 6pm-7pm
Event Prices: Free.
Announcement: http://education.acs.org.au/mod/resource/view.php?id=4728
Registration: At the ACS 

Note: this topic replaces the previously announced talk by Michael Smith.


A study sponsored by the Australian Computer Society has shown that 
computers and telecommunications equipment in Australia generated 
7.94Mt of carbon dioxide in 2005, 1.52% of national emissions. The 
ACS issued a Policy Statement for Green ICT, which includes 
suggestions on initiatives ICT professionals, government, consumers 
and ICT manufacturers can take to help reduce carbon dioxide 
emissions attributable to the use of ICT equipment. Tom Worthington, 
chair of the ACS Green IT Group, will discuss options available and 
demonstrate a new low power "thin client" computer using a "carbon 
neutral" processor.

About the Speaker

Tom Worthington is a consulting ICT professional, who represents his 
client's interests with software engineers, hardware suppliers, 
contractors and other suppliers engaged on a computer project. Tom 
has been an expert witness in several court cases involving 
international patent, computer, web and Internet issues, as well as 
advising governments and companies on ICT problems. He is a Adjunct 
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of 
Engineering and Information Technology at the Australian National 
University, where he teaches the design of web sites, e-commerce and 
professional ethics. In 1999 he was elected a Fellow of the 
Australian Computer Society for his contribution to the development 
of public Internet policy.

About ACS Green IT

The ICT Environmental Sustainability Group ("Green IT") brings 
together professionals interested in balancing economic and 
environmental aspects of information technology and 
telecommunications. It is a special interest group of the Australian 
Computer Society. The group aims to hold joint meetings with other 
professional bodies interested in technology, the environment and 
sustainability. Sign up now to get updates on ICT and the environment.

Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd            ABN: 17 088 714 309
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617                      http://www.tomw.net.au/
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, ANU  

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