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Net Tuesday Philly Meetup Message Board › Awakening Green IT Event at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Awakening Green IT Event at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Springfield, PA
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Information Technology Community to Celebrate Green IT
Academy of Natural Sciences’ Center for Environmental Policy Hosts “Awakening IT” Event

For information, contact David Calloway at 610-513-2287, or

PHILADELPHIA. The Information and Business Technology community in the Philadelphia area will gather at the Academy of Natural Sciences on Tuesday, October 20, for a fun and informative evening to welcome the dawn of Green IT: environmentally sustainable information technology. This is a chance for environmentally conscious professionals in IT and business technology to meet, have fun, and see some ways we can help the planet, our companies, and our careers. Refreshments and optional group discussions will be available at 6:00 PM. The program will begin at 6:30 PM, and end at 8:00 PM. The program is free, but an RSVP is required.

The Academy of Natural Sciences is located in Philadelphia at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. For directions, visit­, click Visit, and then click Getting Here.

The program will include a Green IT Success Story, presented by Joe Tait, CIO of NMS Labs in Willow Grove. Throughout his career, Joe has built effective teams, turned around operations, spearheaded start-ups, integrated IT functions in mergers, and forged cost effective, highly motivated business and information technology organizations in support of business operations in a range of industries. What began as a modest initiative to reduce wasted energy at NMS quickly grew into a company-wide campaign to become cleaner, more efficient, and more effective. Instead of putting up resistance, as NMS managers feared, most employees responded with, “Why didn’t we do this before?”

Following NMS Labs’ Green IT Success Story the performance troupe Quiet Riot will set an entertaining context for action with The Giant Awakes, a joyride through the millennia of human inventions that led up to Information Technology As Quiet Riot, brothers Bill and Dave Mettler use comedy, storytelling, music, and sound effects to create expressive and meaningful corporate events. Their programs have captivated audiences nationally at conferences, training seminars, banquets, and workshops, and more recently at events for Green Business, Eco-Economy, Transition Communities, and Peak Oil awareness.

The Center for Environmental Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences provides a non-partisan, science-based forum for a myriad of public and private environmental stakeholders. Building upon its successful Town Square series and special events, CEP brings important environmental issues into the forefront.

Green IT mainly means:

1. Using information technology to reduce the negative environmental impact of business activity, mainly by helping enterprises and organizations operate and interact more efficiently and effectively.
2. Reducing the negative environmental impact of information technology, by managing information in a way that reduces the resources needed, managing equipment and processes to use fewer resources, and managing supplies and equipment for safe disposal and re-use.
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