19.077 sustainable computing

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 09:48:14 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 77.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 09:40:21 +0100
         From: Laurent Straskraba <laurent_at_straskraba.net>
         Subject: ICT & Sustainability

Dear all,

I just attended the WSIS contributory conference on ICT&Creativity in
Vienna (www.wsa-conference.org), and I see a lot of things now coming
together for a sustainable future - based on technology, learning, and
support for new ways in the business sphere.

So I would like to bring to your attention the World Environment Day 2005
which is just happening today. The topic of the UNEP conference this year
is "Green Cities" - which includes ICT projects for monitoring, raising
awareness and creating solutions for people's livelihoods:

(Those stated to attend the conference include UNEP Executive Director
Klaus Toepfer, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore, and
mayors from more than 60 cities worldwide including London, Kabul, Buenos
Aires, Moscow, Phnom Penh, Jakarta, Shanghai, Delhi, and Istanbul.)

In addition, there is the Best Practices Database in Improving the Living
Environment (UN - Habitat). Take a look at the 2004 Award Winners, you'll
also find ICTs and business approaches for new forms of work included:

Please take a look into a sustainable future!

Best regards,

Mag. Laurent Straskraba
Information Society Researcher
Board member of IT Business & Research in Europe
Information Society Representative
United Nations Youth & Student Association of Austria
post: Ontlstrasse 3, A - 4040 Linz, Austria / Europe
mobile: +43.650.7711861 (GMT +1)
e-mail: laurent_at_straskraba.net
web: http://www.straskraba.net
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