2015-09-16

#ei4s2015 See you in Berlin 2016...

The last conference day was pretty much characterized by somehow celebrating the researcher community and ourselves. In keeping with the motto “From research to impact” two keynotes by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Google opened the day. Wendschlag (EMEA Program Manager Social & Environmental Responsibility, Hewlet-Packard) showed how HP supports eco-labels and green procurement criteria. Since the second most important customers question addresses chemicals (after energy) HP created a “GreenScreen For Saver Chemicals” Label. This comes along with a black and a white list, listening what to use and what not to use. The aim is to select safer chemicals to produce electronical products.



2015-09-11

#ei4s2015 How ICT can support ecological research

On the second conference day the focus was set on environmental topics. We started with a keynote from the European Environment Agency (EEA): “Expanding our environmental knowledge base from transitions”. The vision of the Environment Action Program is: “In 2020, we live well, within the planet’s ecological limits”. To reach this goal it is not possible to “have a little bit sustainability in a finite planet”.



2015-09-07

#ei4s2015 It is not just about energy...

... but also about global environmental management, earth systems, human activities, sustainability, technology, feedback, ethics, networks, users, limits, and a lot more!


Today started the joint 29th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection (EnviroInfo) & 3rd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) in Copenhagen. Similar to the last year´s conferences there is a big variation in the presented topics and those contributions that will follow the next days. Indeed, this year, there were some nice interactions and activities that supported discussions and exchanges in a - in my opinion - really good way.

In fact, the conference started with a "Selfie Competition": Who of the participants twittered the first selfie of the conference using the corresponding hashtag. This gives an impression of the activities contributed by the conference moderator Peter. After winning a chocolate for our table (since we have been the first ones published a "Groupie") we could start the conference in a motivated but serious way.