Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies

 

Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies

Unit 1: Politics, Science, and Business of Sustainability

Study Questions

When reading, viewing, and listening, consider the following questions. You will need to do your own research to find some of the answers.

  1. What is included in the concept of environmental sustainability?
  2. What is the difference between energy efficiency and energy conservation? How are these ideas related?
  3. What is the difference between global warming and climate change? How are the two ideas related to each other?
  4. How might the need for sustainability affect business practices in general and IT practices in particular?
  5. What are the main sources of CO2 emissions, and how do they relate to ICT operations?
  6. How is an organization’s carbon footprint measured?
  7. How can green ICT contribute to carbon footprint reduction?
  8. Does your organization consider climate impacts in its operations?

Note: These are not the discussion forum questions for Section 1.1. Use them for personal study, and you can post comments/queries related to these questions in the General Discussion Forum.  Be sure to use a brief descriptive title for your posting.

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