Environment and ICTs

Home Energy Saver
Home Energy Saver 19 December 2010

The Home Energy Saver web site (HES) is an interactive do-it-yourself home energy assessment tool, combined with extensive decision-support content. Its aims are support national initiatives to increase consumer interest in energy efficiency and to foster market activities that capture those opportunities. The site is also used periodically by students and researchers as a tool for analyzing residential energy performance issues, and for learning from actual homeowners about their experiences...

Internet, technology and climate change: APC invites you to a virtual exhibition
Internet, technology and climate change: APC invites you to a virtual exhibition 17 December 2010 Kah

A new report from APC and Hivos looks at ICTs and environmental sustainability in 2010 in 53 countries, six regions and through ten expert thematic reports. We invite you to a virtual launch of the report and chance to talk with the book’s authors. 2010 is rivalling 1998 as one of the world’s hottest years and saw one of the worst natural disasters ever – the flooding of huge tracts of Pakistan. Yet climate change has been relegated to the bottom of the political agenda in ...

Special report calls for IT manufacturers to stop designing for the digital dump
Special report calls for IT manufacturers to stop designing for the digital dump 16 December 2010 Computer Aid International

Computer Aid International believes the entire life-cycle of IT needs greening: from toxic manufacturing processes to re-using & recycling and the end of product life. In a Special Report published on 09 December, UK charity Computer Aid International calls for IT manufactures to take responsibility for the environmental cost of their products throughout their entire life-cycle. The Specia...

MakeITfair
MakeITfair 13 December 2010

makeITfair is a multilingual website focusing on consumer electronics industry, raising consumers’ awareness about the labour abuses and environmental problems around the world, and providing information and tools to mobilize citizen action to improve the situation. makeITfair researches companies behavior, organises meetings with companies in the electronics industry and gives them recom...

Guide to Greener Electronics
Guide to Greener Electronics 12 December 2010

The guide ranks top electronics manufacturers (personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles) according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change. Updated quarterly. The guide aims to get these companies to: * Clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances. * Take back and recycle their products responsibly once they become obsolete. ...

Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP)
Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) 12 December 2010

Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) is a joint science-based initiative of several UN organisations and coordinated by the United Nations University. StEP’s work is organised in task force groups, including members from industry, academia, government and NGOs, according to the five principles of StEP: 1) Policy, 2) ReDesign, 3) ReUse 4) ReCycling and 5)Capacity Building. StEP members contr...

Basel Action Network
Basel Action Network 11 December 2010

The Basel Action Network (BAN) is a non-governmental organisation which focuses on the devastating impacts of toxic trade from an environmental justice perspective, advocates for banning waste trade, and for promoting green and democratic design of consumer products. Initiator of the e-Stewards programme for certifying responsible electronic recyclers, working on green shipbreaking, zero mercur...

Green Choice
Green Choice 11 December 2010

Green Choice is an information website offering green tips for the office, home, etc. Contains basic information about e-waste issues in China and some tips. A joint project of Global Village of Beijing (GVB) , China Environment and Sustainable Development Reference and Research Centre (CESDRRC) and Friends of Nature (FON). E-waste in China

Call2Recycle
Call2Recycle 11 December 2010

Call2Recycle is a free collection programme for mobile phones and rechargeable batteries, active since 1994. It operates through a network of 30 000 drop-off locations, such as hospitals, universities, retailers, public institutions and communities, in Canada and the United States. All collected materials are recycled completely, in facilities in North America. Mobile phones are refurbished and...

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