Who Do You Trust?

Every transaction, be it interpersonal or commercial, involves trust. You trust that you’re getting what you’ve agreed upon. Or you’ve weighed the risks and have decided that should you not get what you’ve settled upon, you can live with the consequences. For tangible goods, certain clear guidelines apply – we have return policies, warranties, and…

Sustainatopia Comes to Boston – Call to Speakers

I enjoyed both attending and presenting at Sustainatopia in both Miami and L.A. last year. As a networking conference, it can’t be beat. This fall, Sustainatopia is coming to Boston, and my prediction is that it’ll be the best Sustainatopia to date. Why? Because here in Boston we’re rife with sustainability innovation – from clean…

Electronics from Milk

One of my biggest concerns on the road to sustainable IT is that, today, electronics are made almost exclusively from nonrenewable sources. Metals and oil for plastic come from the earth’s crust, never to be replenished. Last week, I wrote about new computer chips made from wood. This week, the news is about electronic components…

Greener Chips?

As the world embraces technology in every crevice, the concern that virtually all electronics are made from nonrenewable materials keeps me up at night. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard about computer chips made from wood. New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison published on May 26 “demonstrates the feasibility of replacing…

EPEAT, The Green Technology Council & Emerging Green

I first learned about EPEAT in 2008 when I was researching Green IT For Dummies. I was no newbie to IT, or to recycling for that matter, but recycling IT? Well, yes. I didn’t know about this global rating system for greener electronics. Today the world’s abuzz with energy concerns, so it’s reassuring to know…