Proposal to the Association for Information Systems (AIS) for a Green Special Interest Group – SIGGreen:
Environmental management is more than ever an imperative in industrial domains such as manufacturing, logistics, agriculture, forestry and Information Systems (IS), which has become pervasive throughout entire organizational functions and processes. IS can play a key role in making organizations more sustainable while at the same reducing the negative environmental impact of IS and associated IT infrastructure. It is only natural then that many IS academics and professionals are turning their attention to the ways their knowledge and expertise can be applied to solving problems of such vital concern to all. IS conferences now contain Green IS tracks, panels and workshops while many journals are calling for submissions to special issues in this area. The Association for Information Systems is the main international body for IS professionals and we are proposing the formation of a Green Special Interest Group (SIG) of AIS to be a forum for AIS members to discuss, develop, and promote the role of IS in the global green agenda. This website has been set up to be a temporary repository for links the various groups and projects already working in this area while SIGGreen is in its startup phase. Please contact us if you have a link to add.