In Manchester yesterday, I provided a demonstration of the NiCE Green Digital Toolkit to a room full of people interested in green IT, as part of the Manchester Corridor knowledge exchange initiative, Corridor Connections.  There were ICT representatives from the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, SUSTIT (a university initiative to measure carbon across many campuses), from Manchester City Council and also from the carbon literacy network.

I’m pleased to report that an ICT representative from Manchester City Council described our ICT Carbon Footprint tool as ‘brilliant’.  They found it really helpful it tracking their ICT carbon footprint :)

Indeed there was generally a really good response from people about the toolkit, these were some highlights

  • it is nice to be able to look at what options are available without feeling under pressure to buy a product
  • it is good to see what other cities are using
  • it can help answer questions we don’t know the answer to (googling does not provide specific enough answers)
  • we have tools and case studies of our own that we could share

The points to take away as feedback are as follows:

– people had green digital strategies to share but thought it ‘might become a bit repetitive to see lots of strategies up there’

– the toolkit seems dominated by tools relating to greening IT itself.  It would be good to get a clearer idea about how IT can be used to support green initiatives as well – possibly as a separate category to filter on

 

In Manchester yesterday, I provided a demonstration of the NiCE Green Digital Toolkit to a room full of people interested in green IT, as part of the Manchester Corridor knowledge exchange initiative, Corridor Connections.  There were ICT representatives from the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, SUSTIT (a university initiative to measure carbon across many campuses), from Manchester City Council and also from the carbon literacy network.

I’m pleased to report that an ICT representative from Manchester City Council described our ICT Carbon Footprint tool as ‘brilliant’.  They found it really helpful it tracking their ICT carbon footprint :)

Indeed there was generally a really good response from people about the toolkit, these were some highlights

  • it is nice to be able to look at what options are available without feeling under pressure to buy a product
  • it is good to see what other cities are using
  • it can help answer questions we don’t know the answer to (googling does not provide specific enough answers)
  • we have tools and case studies of our own that we could share

The points to take away as feedback are as follows:

– people had green digital strategies to share but thought it ‘might become a bit repetitive to see lots of strategies up there’

– the toolkit seems dominated by tools relating to greening IT itself.  It would be good to get a clearer idea about how IT can be used to support green initiatives as well – possibly as a separate category to filter on