Archive for December, 2004

CBC online resources

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

My favourite links on the CBC site:

High-Tech Trash
Canadian computer trash dumped in developing world
Old cellphones are a threat to the environment

Welcome message

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Hello and welcome to ENVR 480 of the McGill University School of Environment.

Course Introduction

Innovations in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have fundamentally transformed the scope and characteristics of environmental problems. Adoption of ICT contributes to significant changes in social interactions, business practices and economic growth, all shifts that affect the environment. ICT also impacts the methods used to analyse environmental processes and problems. Whether the overall effects are positive or negative (or both), they are not well understood. Understanding the relationship among ICT and the environment will become key to moving towards a sustainable society.

Prof. Sieber