[LINK] University Green IT Guidelines

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Nov 14 18:00:48 AEDT 2012

Tom Worthington wrote:
> The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has issued an "ICT Guideline 
> for Green IT" (30 October 2012): 
> http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/~/media/USQ/ICT/Policy%20and%20Guidelines/Guidelines/ICT%20Guideline%20for%20Green%20IT.ashx
> This aims to reduce the USQ’s ICT carbon footprint. Measure include 
> consolidating applications and selection of energy efficient equipment. 
> Recycling to avoid eWaste is also discussed.
> No figures on existing emissions or ewaste are given and no targets are 
> set, so the USQ's commitment to ICT Sustainability is questionable. The 
> document is the equivalent of 2 A4 pages and at 159 kbytes is not 
> efficiently formatted, thus wasting ICT resources.

These points are a bit of an indictment of USQ's business practices whether 
Green or Not.

> Optimise resource usage and reduce waste and inefficient resource application by ensuring that
> appropriate technologies are chosen to support business requirements.
>  Reduce unnecessary travel by using remote communication technologies.
> Reduce unnecessary printing.


Marghanita da Cruz
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Website: http://ramin.com.au
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