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The Resource Greening through IT : information technology for environmental sustainability, Bill Tomlinson

Greening through IT : information technology for environmental sustainability, Bill Tomlinson

Label
Greening through IT : information technology for environmental sustainability
Title
Greening through IT
Title remainder
information technology for environmental sustainability
Statement of responsibility
Bill Tomlinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Environmental issues often span long periods of time, far-flung areas, and labyrinthine layers of complexity. In Greening through IT, Bill Tomlinson investigates how the tools and techniques of information technology (IT) can help us tackle environmental problems at such vast scales. Tomlinson describes theoretical, technological, and social aspects of a growing interdisciplinary approach to sustain ability, "Green IT," offering both a human-centered framework for understanding Green IT systems and specific examples and case studies of Green IT in action." "Tomlinson contrasts the broad ranges of time, space, and complexity against which environmental concerns play out with the relatively narrow horizons of human understanding; it's hard for us to grasp thousand-year projections of global climatic disruption or our stake in melting icecaps thousands of miles away. IT can bridge the gap between human scales of understanding and environmental scales." "Tomlinson offers many examples of efforts toward sustainability supported by IT - from fishers in India who maximized the sales potential of their catch by coordinating their activities with mobile phones to the installation of smart meters that optimize electricity use in California households - and discusses three detailed studies of specific research projects that he and his colleagues have undertaken: EcoRaft, an interactive museum exhibit to help children learn principles of restoration ecology; Trackulous, a set of Web-based tools with which people can chart their own environmental behavior; and GreenScanner, an online system that provides access to environmental-impact reports about consumer products. Taken together, these examples illustrate the significant environmental benefits that innovations in information technology can enable."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tomlinson, Bill
Dewey number
303.48/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD145
LC item number
.T48 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Green technology
  • Information technology
Label
Greening through IT : information technology for environmental sustainability, Bill Tomlinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
435628701
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780262013932
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009033821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)435628701
Label
Greening through IT : information technology for environmental sustainability, Bill Tomlinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
435628701
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780262013932
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009033821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)435628701

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