Are you working to reduce energy costs, cut back on paper use, or to bring cloud IT to your team? Most organizations attempt sustainable efforts but few create comprehensive campaigns to be greener and accountable for resource use.

For the month of April and Earth Day we are focusing on green technology solutions for organizations of all sizes: efficiencies, resource use, reducing travel fuel use, and encouraging energy conservation across teams and campaigns.

Join us on April 17 at 11a.m. Pacific time for Nonprofits Live: GreenTech, a nonprofit technology talk show with live speakers sharing insights on environmental policy, cloud and information management for efficiency, and case studies for nonprofits seeking to be greener in their daily work life.

Together we aim to create a useful set of practices for nonprofits local and global to implement through the Watchitoo collaborative whiteboard during the live hour of Nonprofits Live. Audience participation is appreciated as we ask great questions of our invited guests! We want to help you create vibrant sustainability plans for your organization that offer efficiency, energy awareness and a cohesive approach to meeting your mission and goals through cleaner technology use throughout organizations.

Speakers

  • Jamie Henn at 350.org leads communications and helped found this environmental policy and art organization shifting dialogue on climate change
  • Kevin Danaher and Zoey Kroll from the City of San Francisco Department of Environment work between the NPO and GOV sectors to create useful policy changes for the public.
  • Jon Lebkowsky, nonprofit web strategist from Austin, Texas and frequent WorldChanging visionary contributor will round out the show with a look at greener IT, CMS, and collaboration practices for healthy organizations.

TechSoup GreenTech Survey 

TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative conducted a survey of nonprofits to ask them about their green technology use and aspirations. This will help guide the discussion during the events, so here are some from the survey results about the interest in information and products and services that can assist organizations in being green.

Useful information?

Not at all valuable

Somewhat valuable

Valuable

Very valuable

Diminishing paper use

3.8%

14.5%

37.6%

44%

Diminishing electricity or power use for office equipment

4.3%

17.1%

38%

40.6%

Proper electronic recycling

3.8%

18.4%

42.3%

35.5%

Green IT equipment purchasing

2.6%

20.9%

45.7%

30.8%

Other products that save energy consumption (energy star)

4.3%

18.8%

47%

29.9%

Decreasing computer server power consumption

9.4%

26.1%

35.9%

28.6%

Video conferencing and other technologies that decrease the need to travel

17.1%

27.4%

27.4%

28.2%

 

All of the categories of information got at least 50% of respondents reporting that the information would be helpful or very helpful. Over 70% of respondents reported that the following information would be valuable or very valuable: diminishing paper use, diminishing electricity or power use for office equipment, proper electronic recycling and green IT purchasing.

RSVP today to join Jamie Henn, Jon Lebkowsky, Kevin Danaher, Zoey Kroll, Evonne Heyning and special nonprofit guests for the next live episode of Nonprofits Live: GreenTech, April 17 at 11 a.m. Pacific time. We look forward to hearing your questions on energy use, efficiency and sustainability for all types of organizations.

Evonne Heyning

Interactive Producer

@amoration