World in hands

What difference can I make?

Posted on 3 December 2015 by Christopher Dickson

It’s the UN climate change meeting from 30 Nov – 11 Dec 2015 #COP21, perhaps a once-and-for-all opportunity to salvage the planet for the next generation. So I’ve decided to go outside my usual brief of more sustainable IT, and comment on what I think is the most important broader issue, which is inertia. It’s often
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Recycling electronics into money

Help educate the Earth without costing it

Posted on 23 June 2015 by Christopher Dickson

Increasingly, IT equipment is becoming a part of the circular economy –  being reused or recycled as much as possible at the end of its first life, so that new products can be made from the same raw materials, with a minimised amount of energy. The latest edition of University Business magazine contains an important
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100% Recycled Paper for Day-to-Day Business Use Across the University

Posted on 26 January 2015 by Christopher Dickson

Cardiff University has approved the move to 100% recycled paper for its day to day business, in support of our sustainability agenda. In University IT Service, we’ve worked closely with partner departments including Purchasing, the Library Service and the Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Unit to help make this happen, and I hope you like the new paper. This change will help
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The Perils of Commuting

Posted on 9 December 2014 by Christopher Dickson

Interesting article by Daniel Newman, a research assistant at the Sustainable Places Research Institute, on “More roads, more misery – how commuting is killing us”. Daniel makes the point that commuting makes people unhappy, and yet people are doing it more than ever. We’ve put up some hints and tips for using IT and information services more
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New IT Service Catalogue Available

Posted on 17 November 2014 by Christopher Dickson

We’re delighted to announce that we have now published a brand new catalogue of all the services delivered by University IT. This is a very useful list of services, which means you can see them all at a glance, and find out more about each service, from email to videoconferencing, and from large file transfer to
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Posted on 7 November 2014 by Christopher Dickson

Welcome to my blog. It’s my role to help you and the University get the most from IT services to reduce environmental impact (and support your research – please see my other blog). Please have a look at our Sustainability web area for Hints and tips for reducing environmental impact and cost (e.g. tips on saving paper and reducing printing);
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