Making It as a Maker

February 17, 2013

The cost of participation in an open system is giving something away, but when the right set of partnerships come together open systems can create value- of one sort or another- for all participants.

Fixing Things

October 15, 2012

iFixit sells tools and parts and provides free, crowdsourced manuals that help you repair everything from coffeemakers to bikes to tablets and iPhones.

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How Green Was My Vinyl?

October 7, 2011

ICT’s environmental impact is still an open question.

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Greening ICT, An Emerging Field

June 14, 2010

Interviews on green activity in the information and communication technology field.

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Four Conversations on Greening ICT

February 23, 2010

Two architects, an artist, an analyst and an activist go deep on the promises and perils of information and communication technologies vis-à-vis the environment.

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Casey Harrell of Greenpeace on Greener Electronics

December 6, 2009

“It’s not Greenpeace versus the IT industry. It’s the IT industry versus some of the laggards in the IT industry.”

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Misty Keasler on e-waste

December 6, 2009

“In Lagos, Nigeria trash isn’t separated, and the e-waste goes to one of seven dumps. I spent time in two of them.”

Carbon Neutral Media

October 6, 2009

What are the carbon footprints of different media types and how many billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions are associated with them?

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A Field Guide for the Green Technologist?

May 1, 2009

Brian Dougherty’s book Green Graphic Design (2008) is a field guide for the green designer.

Greener Gadgets

January 4, 2009

A “greener gadgets” movement is bubbling through the design community at large, represented by green design competitions, the 2009 second annual Greener Gadgets conference, and new initiatives of sustainably focused designers like the Designers Accord.