Another reason to think "green" now that St. Pat's is over: Spring begins tomorrow! In spirit of the new season, today's Eye Candy comes from Greening through IT: Information Technology for Environmental Sustainability by Bill Tomlinson. Greening through IT contains 2 black-and-white illustrations, 9 halftones, and 8 graphs.
An oil palm plantation (Dittmar, 2008). © Percita Dittmar.
Migrant child from Hunan Province sits atop one of countless piles of unrecyclable computer waste imported from around the world. Guiyu, China. December 2001. Photo and caption © Basel Action Network.
Molten television. Use of brominated flame retardants and heavy metals in plastics by manufacturers such as Sony create dangerous emissions when burned and disposed in the way. Lagos, Nigeria. Photo and caption © Basel Action Network.
A proposed ziggurat in Dubai (timelinks.org, 2009). © Timelinks.
GreenScanner provides environmental impact reviews of consumer products via mobile phones. © 2008 IEEE.