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What can I do as a developer for the environment?

Professional The low-carbon sector employees a lot of software developers. For example, wind farm operators use SCADA systems to provide data on performance and to inform proactive maintenance regimes;...
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What can I do as a developer for the environment?

Making a difference with your web searches I'm a software developer myself, and one thing I do very often is use search engines. One small thing we can do for the environment is do searches with ...
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What can I do as a developer for the environment?

There is quite a lot of software that is in one way or another helping the environment. To give you an idea here are some categories: Environmental management systems to keep track of and analyze the ...
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Scientific approaches to sustainable resource management?

If we apply the concept of sustainability of a local forest, then there are various objectives we might have: The short and long term direct health of the flora and fauna. This might be affected by ...
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Moving into a career in sustainability

Routes into sustainable industries Analytic skills are very valuable in many sustainability industries, as are knowledge of engineering and physics principles. There have traditionally been two routes ...
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What can I do as a developer for the environment?

Develop for old hardware You could develop for old hardware or in general develop software that enables durable hardware. For example some developers provide slick Linux distributions like WattOS, ...
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How can an individual support mass reforestation?

I'll start with my own answer including some examples I'm aware of to help set context, and I'll highlight in bold some uncertainties. This will be a community wiki so we can build this list together ...
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Working in Information Technology at sustainable companies

Perhaps not entirely what you are looking for, but it's the best I can think of. You can search for companies on the B(enefit) Corporation website. B Corp is an international label that certifies that ...
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Working in Information Technology at sustainable companies

1) There's a special "sustainability" category on AngelList if you consider jobs in startups. IT jobs can be found there as well as non-IT. What's really nice is that you can figure out a company's ...
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Scientific approaches to sustainable resource management?

Bear in mind that every word in the question will have been chosen carefully. The "to" and "a" are there to ensure it's correct English. Each of the other words is important. So make sure that you've ...
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How can an individual support mass reforestation?

Buy degraded/abused land in strategic locations (which should be cheap as a result). (Re-)Plant trees. Place a conservation covenant over the property so that future owners are legally required to ...
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What can I do as a developer for the environment?

There are many different things you can do to get active for your environment. Imho developers are even more important, as they create software that will consume energy at the design, development and ...
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