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Greening through IT : information technology for environmental sustainability

Author: Bill Tomlinson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
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Environmental issues often span long periods of time, far-flung areas, and labyrinthine layers of complexity. This book investigates how the tools and techniques of information technology (IT) can help people tackle environmental problems at such vast scales. Describes theoretical, technological, and social aspects of a growing interdisciplinary approach to sustainability; offering both a human-centered framework  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tomlinson, Bill, 1972-
Greening through IT.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009033821
(OCoLC)435628701
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Tomlinson
ISBN: 9780262285087 0262285088 1282638335 9781282638334
OCLC Number: 642344508
Description: 1 online resource (x, 210 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction to Green IT --
Environmental horizons --
Human horizons --
The role of technology --
Survey of Green IT systems --
Green IT and education --
Green IT and personal change --
Green IT and collective action --
Ways forward.
Responsibility: Bill Tomlinson.

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How the tools of information technology can support environmental sustainability by tackling problems that span broad scales of time, space, and complexity.  Read more...

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"Green is the new digital. IT is the macroscope needed to understand it. What feels counterintuitive at the beginning of this book is obvious by the end." Nicholas Negroponte, Founding Chairman Read more...

 
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