Most of us depend on information technology in our everyday lives — the Internet, your laptop, your cell phone. The planet is depending on these tools, too, to help cut energy use and fight climate change. If you want to learn more about companies and innovations that are leveraging these tools to save the planet, come to our first Green:Net conference in San Francisco on March 24 — it’s the first green conference for the Internet industry. And it’s next Tuesday! There’s only 18 tickets left, so get ’em while they’re hawt.
We are very pleased to announce that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will give the opening remarks highlighting how San Francisco — a crucial locale for the birth of computing, the Internet and now cleantech — will be using IT to promote energy efficiency. Perhaps he’ll give us some hints about his exploratory California governor campaign, too?
Throughout the day, companies including Google (s GOOG), Yahoo (s YHOO), Sun (s JAVA) and IBM (s IBM) will be discussing green software, social web tools, energy-efficient data centers and the next generation of the power grid, while speakers, like Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe, and Makani Power CEO Saul Griffith, will be highlighting the intersections of green and IT (check out the full lineup here). Towards the end of the day, 10 up-and-coming Green:Net startups will be presenting to the audience about how they are utilizing information technology to fight climate change. Come join us.