IT for Environmental Sustainability
Deepa Gangwani1, Navneet Popli2

1Ms. Deepa Gangwani, Asst. Prof., Working with MERI affiliated to GGSIPU, Delhi, India.
2Ms. Navneet Popli, Asst. Prof., Working with MERI affiliated to GGSIPU, Delhi, India.
Manuscript Received on August 11, 2014. | Revised Manuscript Received on August 12, 2014. | Manuscript published on August 15, 2014. | PP: 15-19 | Volume-1 Issue-1, August 2014.
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Abstract: Global warming and its increasing effects have shed light on the many global environmental issues. Our planet’s fragile ecosystem is under attack on many fronts as a result of industrialization and our growing usage of Information Technology. Worldwide change is needed in order to avert this catastrophe. According to survey, the upper limit of atmospheric CO2 is 350 pm (parts per million) which is currently 390ppm, more than the limit. This means that there is need to bring it down as soon as possible in order to avert the damages of global warming. This paper is divided in to three sections, wherein, in first section we will introduce the topic and also explain the reasons for deteriorating environmental conditions. In second section we will throw some light on the strategies adopted by IT companies for environmental sustainability, few suggestions towards green computing and finally a proposal on how the education sector can reduce its carbon footprint by using the strategies mentioned in the paper. This paper will end up by concluding the results and the future scope.
Keywords: Greener IT, Global Warming, Environmental sustainability, Information Technology, Green Computing, Virtualization, Information Lifecycle Management De duplication, Paperless computing, Educational sector , Data Centers.