Does the internet make the planet a better place? How much damage am I causing?

Should we be paying more attention to the damage that server farms, mechanized waste, and pollution that is cause from the internet?

There’s a lot of hype around the technology industry getting green, in fact I even put together a list of resources that can make your website green.

Former colleague, Angela Miller was an IT Strategist (yup, a Web Strategist) at Hitachi, she was on the technical side delivering against my business requirements for our websites. We acted like a team, and sometimes not, as you know how politics can impact programs. Either way, I’m glad to see her sharing about her passions for ecology and the environment.

Angela’s no fair-weather, jane come lately, Green Tech bandwagoner, she’s expressed to me several times this was her passion long before it became ‘hot’ for marketers to attach their brand to it.

So check out her blog, as she explores if IT can really be green, or Green Computing hits the big time: Google’s Climate Savers Initiative, or just learning the basics of Green Tech.

What’s next? I hope she starts an audio podcast to help educate us on how we can both deliver solutions using technology, and thinking long term. Welcome Angela to the blogosphere.