We keep saying again and again that running a sustainability consulting firm isn’t all about making money. We also believe that educational and behavioral changes are vital parts of what we do, whether they occur within the scope of a client/consultant relationship, or through some other medium. After all, we can’t work with EVERYONE (as much as we’d like to!), so if we’re going to affect real, influential change in sustainability practices, education and outreach is essential. Besides, the more we talk and write about the values in which we believe, the more people will hear about SSC, and the more business we’ll get, and the more money we’ll make.
But really – it’s not just about money.
Anyway, it is Walmart supplier month at SSC, but we’re talking about something else today... SSC’s founder and president, Jennifer Woofter, is featured in the just-released September issue of the Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN) quarterly journal, NTEN: Change. Her article, “Green IT for Nonprofits”, is both accessible and chock-full of information. Jennifer enumerates a variety of ways to reduce your organization’s energy impact (and save you money!) through Green IT practices.
You’ll learn all about the three phases of the IT lifecycle and ways to improve sustainability throughout the process. Jennifer’s suggestions range from the basic, sustainability 101-level changes (like making sure employees turn off their computers every night) to super technical business-wide initiatives (network power management software and server virtualization and consolidation). The paper also lists four easy to understand steps to a Green IT program.
By the way…want a more comprehensive understanding of how to Green your IT? Check out our How to Green Your IT webinar!