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Green storm headed for the IT world

A Green technology brainstorm is headed for the IT world as International Green IT Awareness Week running from the 1 - 7 June 2013 aims to shine a spotlight on Green IT and pave the way for organisations and individuals to initiate, promote and support Green IT discussions and action.

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The International Green IT Awareness Week (IGITAW) is a seven day, multi-time zone, global, online event hosted by the Foundation for IT Sustainability (FFITS.ORG) that will bring together the global network of Green IT professionals with thousands of tech journalists, CIOs, CTOs, IT Managers, sustainability professionals, carbon managers, IT enthusiasts and more under one virtual roof.

International Green IT Awareness Week

FFITS.ORG’s Project Manager and Event Manger of IGITAW, Tim Martin, said, this year we will have over 30 live and pre-recorded tactical and practical learning sessions, international keynotes, Q&A panels and is a must attend for those looking for greater sustainability performance and efficiency from their organisation and IT assets.” “The main outcome of this week is to encourage individuals and organisations to demand more from themselves and their partners, holding each other to account for our impact on the environment from our reliance on information technology,” Mr Martin said.

“Last year we had over 2200 of our industry peers join us at the largest, most comprehensive Green IT virtual conference in the world designed to showcase the latest on IT Sustainability, Green IT best practices, and the development of more sustainable technology alternatives.” “We are all using IT services at an ever-increasing rate, but what does the future hold for Green IT, and what services, new business and technological innovations can we expect in the next few years?” Mr. Martin said.

“In 2013, International Green IT Awareness Week will answer these questions simultaneously from all regions of the world, and share the latest developments, trends and applications that are forwarding the sustainable IT agenda.” Mr. Martin continued.

“As a free to attend and 100% virtual conference, attendees of International Green IT Awareness Week can learn from Green IT experts, network, chat directly with other attendees, speakers and sponsors in the comfort of their own home or office.” “Presentations will be run across multiple global time zones and can be viewed on demand if you miss the session. Our speakers will also be available post-presentation to chat live with the audience in dedicated Q&A panels.” Mr Martin added.

Mr. Martin also stated that speaker registrations for the global virtual conference are being accepted until May 11th 2013. “Our world-class speakers are the reason our event remains the biggest Green IT conference in the world! We welcome presentation submissions from all individuals and organisations with a passion for educating the IT industry on Green IT. In 2012 the response for speakers/presentations was overwhelming, so if you are thinking about making a submission register early to avoid disappointment.”

In addition, Mr. Martin stated a number of exclusive sponsorship opportunities were still available for those organisations looking to enhance their brand, increase their exposure and attract visitors to their organisation through financial sponsorship of International Green IT Awareness Week.

Mr Martin highlighted there are small steps each organisation can take which – when multiplied across the globe – contribute a massive reduction to the global greenhouse gas toll.

“As an individual, by turning your computer off each night when you leave work, you will help save as much energy as it takes to make 9,280 bags of microwave popcorn, or to produce 3,480 plastic bags in a year,” “Until now, organisations were missing acentralised, cohesive initiative which will enable them to both understand the benefits, challenges and cultural changes required for Green IT, and appreciate the current research enabling them to plan for the future.” Mr Martin said.

“Now, through International Green IT Awareness Week everyone can learn about practical implementation of environmentally sustainable IT practices they can undertake today,” Mr Martin concluded.

Mark Winter, Founder of FFITS.ORG said, “Anyone who wishes to attend to learn or spread knowledge about Green IT can participate for free.” “It shouldn’t cost any money to take care of the environment and our common future, I encourage everyone to register online at www.greenitweek.org,” Mr Winter concluded.

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