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Green Technology: What is it, What is Out There and How Do We Do It?. Facilitator: Anna S. Jaeger Director of the GreenTech Initiative www.techsoup.org ajaeger@techsoupglobal.org. GreenTech Initiative Sunday, April 26, 2009. Green Tech Affinity Group. Purpose:

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    1. Green Technology: What is it, What is Out There and How Do We Do It? Facilitator: Anna S. Jaeger Director of the GreenTech Initiative www.techsoup.org ajaeger@techsoupglobal.org GreenTech InitiativeSunday, April 26, 2009

    2. Green Tech Affinity Group Purpose: • Discuss the definition of green technology. • Describe green information, products & services. • Understand what npos know & want to know. Takeaways: • A better awareness of environmentally-friendly technology choices. • A better understanding of what green technology is and how to begin to incorporate greener choices into our technology planning. • Some skepticism about all the hype that for-profit companies are making about their "green" products.

    3. Agenda • Definition of GT 5 min • Introductions 10 min • Group Discussion 15 min • Breakout Session 15 min • Presentations 10 min • Wrap Up 10 min

    4. GreenTech @ TSG GreenTech uses technology to reduce environmental impact and reduces the environmental impact of technology

    5. ICT and Travel Stats • 2% of global CO2 are emitted by ICT – Gartner • Airline Industry – 2-3% of CO2 • Cars are responsible for 14% of EU CO2 emissions according to the European Environment Agency (EEA).

    6. Introductions – 10 min • Name • Organization • Interest in Green Tech • Experience with GT personally or in org. • Discussion topic you would like to see included • Questions you have

    7. Group Discussion – 5 min • A better awareness of environmentally-friendly technology choices • Reduce • Reuse • Recycle • Save money and the environment

    8. Group Discussion – 5 min 2. A better understanding of what green technology is and how to begin to incorporate greener choices into our technology planning • Energy Reduction • Servers – Lower wattage servers, cooling issues • PCs – Low wattage computers, power management • Travel reduction • Telecommuting • Online Collaboration • Paper reduction • Electronic faxes • Less printing – including double sided • Using recycled paper • Toxics/Waste Reduction • PCs – Refurbished, Improved manufacturing, Takebacks • What else?

    9. Group Discussion – 5 min 3. Some skepticism about all the hype that for-profit companies are making about their "green" products. From “6 Sins of Greenwashing” @ http://www.terrachoice.com/ “Green-wash (green'wash', -wôsh') – verb: the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service.” • Sin of the Hidden Trade-Off • Sin of No Proof • Sin of Vagueness • Sin of Irrelevance • Sin of Fibbing • Sin of the Lesser of Two Evils

    10. Breakout – 15 min Suggestions: • Green tech practices at your NPO – what’s worked, what hasn’t and why? • What are some obstacles to going green in your nonprofit? • What information, services or tools do you need to go green?

    11. Presentations – 10 min

    12. Helpful Resources – 5 min • TechSoup Articles/Papers/Services: • TeleGreen Your Work: Travel Reduction - http://www.techsoup.org/greentech/travel • Info/Tools/Discussions – http://www.techsoup.org/greentech • Refurbished Computers • Other Sites/Sources: • http://www.terrachoice.com/Home/Six%20Sins%20of%20Greenwashing/The%20Six%20Sins • http://www.wiserearth.org/ • http://green.yahoo.org • http://www.treehugger.com/ • http://www.greenercomputing.com/news_more.cfm • http://www.climatesaverscomputing.org/

    13. Questions/Discussion 10 min