Green IT 2: Sustainability: A History

Seminar group

Seminar days

Day 1 - Friday 18.3.2016 08-16 / Room 2411

Book: Computing research (whole book)


  • Chapter 1: pages 13 - 50: Simo Kettunen
  • Chapter 2: pages 51 - 85: Munidner Adavelli, Jyri Vähä Pietilä green_it_chapter_2.pptx
  • Chapter 3: pages 86 - 104: Jose Luis Mendes Fonseca chapter3.pptx

Seminar sessions and participants: 8am-12pm:

Jose Luis Mendes Fonseca, Laura Juhola, Simo Kettunen


Priscilla Frempong, Mariam Abdulkareem, Susana Simpson, Saud Al Faisal, Abdullai Abdul-Rauf Larry, Saidur Rahman, Prashanta Paudel

Sagar Parajuli,Tatu Kosonen, Adavelli Muninder , Manish Lamichhane, Henrique Reinaldo Sarmento

Day 2 - Thursday 24.3.2016 08-16 / Room 2411

Book: Sustainability: A History

  • Pages 1 - 135


Day 3 - Friday 22.4.2016 08-16 / Room 2411

Book: Sustainability: A History

  • Pages 136 - 253



Personal homeworks

  • Create your own wiki page
  • Search and select three (3) documents (web pages, articles, videos, …) of the topic of your course (Data & Privacy in Critical thinking and Sustainability in Green IT course) and explain why those documents are relevant for the course.
  • Individual task after second seminar: Search and present a visionary person that has affected or affects your perspective to sustainable development. Describe the person, his/her work and how it relates to sustainable development. Reflect not just give a link.
  • names here
  • Jose Luis Mendez Fonseca - Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia co-founder)
  • Laura Juhola - Minna Canth
  • Abdullai Abdul-Rauf Larry – Bill Drayton….social entrepreneur….founder (Ashoka: Innovators for the Public) link…(
  • Saud Al Faisal– Dr. Md Younus (Founder Grameen Bank)muhammad_yunus.pdf
  • Saidur Rahman–Leonardo DiCaprio(Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation)leonardo_dicaprio.pdf
  • Muninder Adavelli–Chewang Norphel(External Link)
  • Simo Kettunen - Elon Musk
  • Priscilla Frempong–Alex Steffen (writer and amongst the voice of sustainability)
  • Sagar Parajuli - Tshering Tobgay(External Link)
  • Prashanta Paudel - Ang Tshering, Nepalese Mountaineer and Mountain Conservationist(External Link)(External Link)ang_tshering_sherpa.pdf
  • Henrique Samento - George P. Mitchell: External Link External Link check my page.
  • Manish Lamichhane - Jacque Fresco External Link
  • Individual task after third seminar Find good examples of sustainability education (courses,projects, etc.) and reflect what can be used and how they could be utilized
  • Mariam Abdulkareem - Sustainable Science Education External Linksustainability_education.pdf
  • Saud Al Faisal- Please check my page.
  • Prashanta Paudel - Conservation School conservation_school.pdf
  • Priscilla Frempong- Sustainablility:Principle and Practice(online course) and The Arizone State College School of sustainability(summary meade in personal wiki page)
  • Saidur Rahman- All the personal homeworks are in my wiki page.Please check there…
  • Henrique Reinaldo Sarmento- Please check my page.

Group homeworks

  • Group 2 members follow the first task as given to the them with group 1 & group 2 (note. this is only for the first task)
  • * Nepal's Sustainability Model (Prashant Paudel, Sagar Parajuli, Manish Lamichhane): **

Joseph el Khoury (group3), Felipe Leon (group3), Henrique Sarmento sustainabilityindicatormodel.pdf

Final works

  • Provide your coursera course diploma to the lecturer
  • Create 4 exam questions representing the course contents. Explain why the question is good.
  • Grade the presentations
  • Answer to the course questionaire
  • As a group prepare the final presentation of your group to the final presentation

Extra work for people who missed lectures TASK_MISSING LECTURES

  • If you missed lectures you need to provide short reviews (1/2 page each) of all those chapters we went through that lecture time.
  • Do also the TASK_LATE depending on the seminar you missed.
  • Note! The deadline of these are always the next seminar day.


  • This task is intended for those who arrive late to the lectures (30mins+ which means you do not participate in discussions)
  • FIRST SEMINAR TIME: Go through the pre-tasks of the other group members of your group and produce a reflection of what ca be learned from these.

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