International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Information Technology | India | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015

Impact of ICT on Environment and Green Computing

Harjit Singh [5]

Abstract: Whole world is facing environmental crisis and it is the most discussed topic nowadays. Earths environment is being deteriorated with the human behavior. We as human are enjoying luxury and comfortable life that is all because of Technology. More technology means more the economic growth and higher the living standard of the people. Technologically advanced countries are more economically strong than others. Among all that technology, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the fastest growing technology. ICT played a major role in the economic growth of a country. It is so beneficial that it became an unavoidable part of each and every field. But on the other side, ICT may have important negative impacts on the environment. Careless use of ICT, increases problems related to environment. Substantial material, water and electricity consumption by the IT industry is also a major reason to the environmental problems. This paper is an attempt to explore the environmental related problems pertaining to information technology.

Keywords: ICT, Environment, Environment Problems, Environment deterioration, Eco-friendly, E-waste, Green ICT, Negative Impact of ICT, Positive Impact of ICT, IT industry, Consumption, Non-degradable wastage

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,

Pages: 1095 - 1100

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