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Sustainabil-IT

By now, it’s fair to say that the leaders in our technology industries are aware of the positive impact ICT can have on the reduction of energy use and carbon emissions worldwide. The challenge remains pushing this message forward.

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Knowledge (of power) is power

Richard Jones, President, SHIFT

Richard Jones, President, SHIFT

In the world of innovation, foresight – the ability to see holes in a market or predict upcoming demand – is everything. And in the past few years, leaders in the ICT industry have foreseen an intersection that is currently taking place between ICT technologies and the production/consumption of energy.

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Greening within and without

Tom Kindred, CIO, SaskPower

Tom Kindred, CIO, SaskPower

For many members of the Canadian ICT industry, “going green” involves both greening one’s own operations, while also helping others do the same. This is certainly the case for Saskatchewan’s leading power provider, SaskPower. 

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When end-of-life = beginning of responsibility

Katelyn Vaughan, Spokesperson, EPSC

Katelyn Vaughan, Spokesperson, EPSC

An ICT product’s lifecycle is comprised of a number of stages, from the sourcing of the raw materials necessary to create it, to the disposing of the product when it is no longer usable. It is the management of this latter end-of-life stage that Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC) has assumed as its bread and butter. Katelyn Vaughan is a spokesperson for EPSC. She said the organization’s main goal is the efficient environmental management of all regulated electronics.

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