The report is a written format assessment task that provides you with an opportunity examine and argue several perspectives (at least two) on a current topic or issue in the Information Systems discipline.
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Go Green Model
Information technology is the utilization of various computers for the purpose of storing, retrieving, transmission and even manipulation of confidential data or information within the information system (Di Giuli and Kostovetsky 2014). The information technology is eventually considered as the major subset or the ICT or information and communications technology. The information technology is divided into three distinct categories, which are mathematical methodologies for decision making, technique for processing as well as the application of statistical methods. The simulation of the high order thinking with the help of various computer programs is the part of information technology (Allet 2014). The various services or products, associated with the information technology are computer hardware, electronics, e commerce, telecom equipment and many more.
The following report will be outlining the detailed description on the entire concept of go green with the relevance of this ideology. The go green concept helps in creating the ecologically sustainable for environmentalism, social justice, grassroots democracy and nonviolence. There is a strong impact of this go green ideology and how the information technology could be helpful to enhance the model of go green.
Methods of Maintaining Go Green Model
Go Green model is considered as one of the most vital or significant need in today’s world. This particular model has major importance and impact on the environment or society (Fang, Stone and Tambe 2015). There are various methods to go green as well as save green. These methods are given below:
i) Saving of Artificial Energy: The first and the foremost method to save greenery is by saving artificial light energy (Gai et al. 2016). The thermostat could be set a few degrees lower during the winter season as well as a few degrees higher during the summer season for the purpose to save the heating or cooling expenses. The installation of CFLs or compact fluorescent light bulb instead of incandescent bulbs is another popular method to save the light energy. The various appliances should be unplugged if the user is not using those appliances (Sahu, Pateriya and Gupta 2013). The utilization of smart power strip, which could sense whenever these appliances are kept off is the next way to save energy.
ii) Saving of Water: The saving of water resources is the next important method to save greenery. Moreover, the heating energy or costs are also reduced in this scenario. Moreover, the installation of low flow showerheads is also extremely effective (Malviya and Singh 2013). These types of showerheads do not incur huge costs and the energy and water savings could quickly and easily bring back the user’s investments. The presence of drought tolerant native trees can also reduce the excess usage of water resources.
Importance of Eco-Friendliness
iii) Saving Fuel: Another effective and efficient method to maintain go green model is by saving fuel. The petroleum or any other fuel should be saved to maintain a proper balance within the ecosystem (Saha 2014). Since, these are non renewable resources, excess use of these would lead to the complete exhaustion of the resources. With the improvement of usage of fuels, the greenery could be saved since it would maintain the eco balance eventually.
iv) Lesser Use of Plastics: The next popular method to save greenery and go green model is by utilizing less plastic materials (Wadhwa and Verma 2014). The bottled water is the major cause of this factor. This bottled water should be completely banned in all over the world and hence it would lead to saving up of greenery and maintaining as well as enhancing the go green model. A water filter should be utilized for purifying the tap water and it would help in stopping the use of bottled water. The bottled water would also help in generation of large amounts of container wastes (Patel, Mehrotra and Soner 2015). The water borne diseases take place from these water bottles.
v) Green with Transport: The next effective method to save greenery in the ecosystem is by being green with the transportation. The cars are the huge consumers of energy and thus they should be eco friendly for maintaining greenery in the society (Arthi and Hamead 2013). The electric cars do not release emission and hence go green model is enhanced. The hydrogen cars are also eco friendly since; they like the electric cars do not release any emission.
There are various important perspectives of this model. The two distinct perspectives with the go green model are given below:
i) Bright Green Environmentalism: The first and the foremost perspective of the go green model is the bright green environmentalism (Kharchenko et al. 2013). It is the ideology on the basis of the belief that the amalgamation of social innovation and technological changes eventually gives a better and successful path to the sustainable development (Khan et al. 2013). The term of bright green was proposed in 2003 for the faster growth of environmentalism. A major prosperity is provided with this perspective and the utilization of improvised deigns or new technologies helps in giving sustainable developments. The green energy, ubiquitous computing, electric automobiles and many others are the major sustainable product designs in this particular perspective (Agrawal, Biswas and Nath 2014). The quality of life and the sustainable living practice could be improvised for ecological sustainability.
Ways to Go Green
ii) Green Conservatism: The second perspective of this go green model is the green conservatism (Nimje, Gaikwad and Datir 2013). It is the core combination of the environmentalism as well as conservatism. The respective environmental concerns are coined by various conservative philosophers and environment specialists within the ecosystem. As per this perspective, the greenery within the ecosystem should be conserved without any type of interruption or disturbance. This particular perspective is popular for the entire world has been applied in every significant country in America, Europe, Asia and Australia (Ahmad et al. 2015). The radical change of the world systems, innovation and regulation and personal responsibility are the three important factors of this perspective of green conservatism.
Information technology or IT is considered as the most effective and efficient boon of science (Agarwal and Nath 2014). This is the significant use of computers, systems, physical devices, networking devices, storages, procedures, infrastructures for creation, processing, storing, securing and finally exchanging each and every form of electronic data. This information technology is being utilized within the context of fewer enterprise operations or technologies. The commercial utilization of the information technology subsequently encompasses the telephony as well as the computer technology (Nimje, Gaikwad and Datir 2013). Several layers of the operating systems, virtualization or management of automation tools, hardware and software are involved in IT for better performance of necessary functionalities.
The information technology is also effective for the enhancement of the go green model with the new innovations and applications (Agrawal, Biswas and Nath 2014). Green computing is the best advancement of information technology that helps to enhance this particular model of go green. Green computing is the practice or study of environmentally sustainable computing. The main objectives of the green computing technology are the reduction of utilization of any type of hazardous elements, maximizing the energy efficiency for the lifetime of products, the biodegradability or recyclability of the de functioning of products as well as factory wastes (Patel, Mehrotra and Soner 2015). The green computing is extremely vital for each and every system class, starting from the handheld system to the large scale data centre. Most of the corporate departments of information technology comprise of green computing initiative for reducing the environmental effects of the IT operations (Sahu, Pateriya and Gupta 2013). According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Star was launched for designing of the programs to promote as well as recognize energy efficiencies within monitors, new technologies, climate control equipment.
Perspectives of the Go Green Model
The green computing or the green technology is the significant utilization of systems as well as resources (Fang, Stone and Tambe 2015). These practices majorly involve the successful implementation of energy efficient CPUs or central processing units, peripherals, servers, minimized consumption of resources or the perfect disposal of the electronic wastes. The label of Energy Star has become a common sight in he displays and notebook computers. The government regulation is the specific part of this green computing practice (Malviya and Singh 2013). The excess use of the computer users could be substantially modified for the minimization of adverse impact over the globalized environment. The major steps in this purpose are as follows:
i) The first and the foremost step in this process of green computing is by powering down the central processing units or CPUs as well as all the peripherals within the extended periods of the inactivity (Wadhwa and Verma 2014). This step helps to maintain the balance of the ecosystem since the CPUs and peripherals are shut down. Hence, it would save the energy to a greater level and the go green model is enhanced.
ii) The second step of the green computing practice is trying to do the various computer related tasks during the intensive and contiguous time blocks and finally leaving the hardware off at each and every time (Arthi and Hamead 2013). Since the time blocks are contiguous, the hardware could be kept off at significant time.
iii) The third significant step for the green computing process is by powering up as well as powering down the energy intensive peripherals like the laser printers as per the requirement (Kharchenko et al. 2013). The energy intensive peripherals are the most effective technologies in information technology. The energy is saved to a high level and hence this is being used by everyone.
iv) The next step is to utilize LCD or liquid crystal display monitors instead of CRT or cathode ray tube monitors (Ahmad et al. 2015). The LCD monitors does not consume high power and energy like CRT monitors and thus are much effective than the rest.
v) The fifth step for completing the green computing practice is by using notebook computers instead of the desktop computers wherever needed. Apart from extra space, data and energy are also saved with these notebook computers (Agarwal and Nath 2014). Moreover, these are wireless and this helps to maintain the sustainability within the ecosystem.
vi) Another important and significant step in this particular practice of green computing is to utilize the various aspects of power management for the purpose of turning off the hard drives and then displaying the information after several minutes of inactivity (Nimje, Gaikwad and Datir 2013). With the help of screen saver, the power and energy are saved.
vii) The seventh step is to reduce the utilization of paper and then properly recycling the waste papers (Khan et al. 2013). This recycling of waste papers would save the trees as well as plants and thus the greenery would be saved.
viii) The final step in this practice of green computing is to employ every alternative energy source for the purpose of computing the servers, data centres, networks and work stations (Patel, Mehrotra and Soner 2015).
The above mentioned factors clearly depict that information technology is extremely vital and helpful for maintaining and enhancing the Go Green model.
Therefore, from the above discussion, it can be concluded that go green concept is the basic concept for providing greeneries to the environment or society. There are various ways or methods to go green or save greenery. The sustainability is created as well as maintained with the help of this concept. Water and energy are the two most important and significant requirements in the environment that maintain sustainability within the environment. The utilization of renewable and eco friendly items is one of the most significant factor to maintain greenery in the world. With the presence of information technology, the go green concept is eventually enhanced. Green computing or green information and communication technology is the practice of this environmentally sustainable computing. The major goal of the green computing is to minimize the utilization of all types of hazardous elements and maximize the energy efficiency within the lifetime of a product. The above report has properly explained the go green model, with the impact and importance of this model in today’s society. Two perspectives of go green model are also provided here and information technology could easily enhance the model with the help of green computing.
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