Geeks are a selfish lot. Our obsessions are resource intensive and damaging to the environment. Every gadget we buy, ever minute we spend charging our iPhones, every laptop we send into oblivion in the IT shop is a testament to the unbeatable juggernaut of technological advancement and resource use. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can rethink our strategies, be more careful with energy, and generally be better tech consumers. The question is this: Are we ready?
I think we are. These are grave, scary times and the rise in popularity of “green” seems a bit disingenuous at times, especially when reduced to a change in logo for a few weeks to pay lip service to “Earth Day.” But we can make a difference and all of us at CG have been researching the small things we can do to try to fix the damage we’ve caused. For the next week we’ll post a few features on the things we’ve discovered and hope we can, in some way, change our own selfish ways to reduce energy costs and consumption and move away from the endless cycle of buy, use, trash. Together we can stay geeky and green at the same time.