The book “Greening IT: How Greener IT Can Form a Solid Foundation for a Low-Carbon Society” describes in 15 chapters various dimensions of green IT, including data centers, smart grids, energy efficiency, and biomimicry. Kudos to the editors and authors for pushing the conversation forward (and making the book free online). In the next edition, it would be good to see more on
- Social media for creating communities of interest in organizations (for example, social media at Intel)
- Role of carbon management systems, and
- Scholarly research, for example, how innovative application of IS can enable sustainability, and the use of online games to change energy behavior.