Blog Action Day: Support IT Jobs to Save Environment

Blog Action Day: Support IT Jobs to Save the Environment

Blog Action Day: Support IT Jobs to Save the Environment

Blog Action Day – IT jobs are ever increasing in Asia as more and more foreign companies all over the world are looking into the potential of outsourcing to Asean countries. The proliferation of work opportunities for virtual assistants, web developers, web designers, content writers, and SEO specialists has given us a unique opportunity to help environment conservation. How is that?

Simple – we are moving towards a paperless world.

What’s up for someone like me to do?  I will do my part to:

1. Open more online job opportunities for the Filipinos, especially the new graduates. That can be in the form of freelance gigs, or educating them how to earn something from the Web.

Note:  This is why it is highly necessary that we train our students to love to read and write. English skills are greatly in demand now more than ever.

2. Help spark the spirit of entrepreneurship in all of us. Can you sell offline? Go house-to-house? Sure you can do it better when you do it online! Business is the way to go if we want to be self-sustaining or financially-free. Setting up our own at-home business also saves the planet from having more buildings, more carbon emissions, more paper to throw.

3. Spread the Green Consciousness – this I mean, using my access to the Internet to promote environmentalism. The Web is a great resource of environmental organizations to support. We have an online world in our disposal to be a medium of healthy discourse on saving the planet. I can see that there have been moves by world-wide groups working towards disaster preparedness. They have opted to use the Web to acquire funding and to disseminate information on where you can volunteer to save Earth.

On Global Warming: Hosting Servers made Green

IT companies can choose Green Website Hosting. The company I work with in Australia, has partnered with Digital Pacific – Australia’s ‘greenest’ hosting company. The organization reports carbon emissions from daily operations like maintenance of hosting servers, routers and air conditioners. Following each review you can purchase carbon credits to cover one hundred per cent of its estimated emissions. An equivalent amount is fed back into the electricity grid from wind or solar power, rather than non-sustainable means.

1. Use e-mail instead of paper
2. Copy and print on both sides of paper.
3. Reuse items like envelopes, folders and paper clips.
4. Encourage your school and/or company to print documents with soy-based inks, which are less toxic.
5. Use a ceramic coffee mug instead of a disposable cup.
Hosting Servers made Green
On the global warming issue, IT companies can choose Green Website Hosting. In the company I work with in Australia, has partnered with Digital Pacific – Australia’s ‘greenest’ hosting company. The organization reports carbon emission of the business from its daily operations like maintenance of hosting servers, routers and air conditioners. Following each review the company will purchase carbon credits to cover one hundred per cent of its estimated emissions. An equivalent amount is fed back into the electricity grid from wind or solar power, rather than non-sustainable means.

I found a good link. This applies to everyone. SEQL tells us of the 100 Ways to Save the Environment including how we can do our own contribution while in the office work place.

What can you do to save the environment on Blog Action Day?

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Blog Action Day: Support IT Jobs to Save Environment

  1. Good points, but let’s not forget that gadgets and ACs of offices can also contribute to the carbon count. 🙂

  2. Craigslist Power Poster

    Awsome and informative.Thank you.

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