Working towards 'greener' networks, services, policy and practice.
Environmental protection is increasingly at the focal point of public attention. Protecting the environment and 'doing your bit' to make more efficient use of energy and help slow down global warming has become an expected activity of responsible organisations. Research and education networking organisations are no exception.
GÉANT is committed to promoting energy-saving and ecologically sound applications layered over the GÉANT network infrastructure. A GÉANT Project team known informally as the 'Green Team' was established in 2008 with the objective to help national research and education networking (NREN) organisations work towards greener networks, services, policies and practices.
This is being achieved through a three-stage process:
performing ISO standards-based audits of the greenhouse gas emissions of the participating NRENs (see the results);
building a collection of best practices for NRENs to adopt to reduce their environmental impact;
formulating proposals and recommendations to encourage and guide the policies of NRENs and GÉANT in the pursuit of "greener" performance.
The work of the Green Team will help to reduce the environmental impact of research and education networking across Europe.
For more information on the work of the GÉANT Green Team visit the Environmental Impact pages of the GN3plus project website.
Download the the latest polices and template: NREN Environmental sustainability policies