04 Mar 2008 16:43
CRN Australia sets up Green IT Hub
Haymarket’s website for Australian IT business people yesterday launched a microsite to tackle environmental issues.
The CRN Green IT Hub sits within CRN.com.au, the online presence of CRN Australia magazine.
The Hub features environmental computing news, blogs, product reviews and in-depth case studies in its Whitepapers section. Its Initiatives section lists local activities and events that tackle environmental issues in IT.
The entire site has taken on an appropriately vibrant green tinge to promote the Hub’s launch.
In a recent blog post on the Hub, CRN
editor Helen Frost said: “Looking at the IT industry from a consumer’s
point of view it’s hard to imagine it’s very environmentally friendly.”
“The IT industry is only just getting on the bandwagon,” she said,
“and it’s going to take a while for the public to get behind it.”
The Hub’s launch marked the beginning of CRN’s awareness-raising Green Quarter. In coming weeks, CRN will host a golf day and breakfast briefing for IT vendors, distributors and resellers to discuss environmental issues.
CRN Australia is published by Haymarket Media Australia, part of the UK-based Haymarket Media Group.
Jeremy Vaughan, managing director of Haymarket Media Australia, said
that raising awareness of environmental issues is key to a sustainable
future. “It’s all about education,” he said.
Vaughan said that his company seeks “the uppermost values” when
addressing electricity consumption, office recycling and other
environmental issues internally.
He also said that Haymarket Media Australia works with many of its
suppliers “to improve efficiencies and minimise environmental damage”.
Visit the CRN Green IT Hub at CRN.com.au/GreenIT or read the CRN story, ‘CRN online gets a Green makeover’.