Telus wants your old cell phones

Do you have an old mobile phone lying around in the house or office?Telus, today, launched a program that will help you dispose of your unwanted phone or mobile devices and help you

Published on: March 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Small business confidence deserves closer analysis

by Shane Schick When things look bleak, we tend to say that “no news is good news.” When things start looking up, on the other hand, good news is sometimes treated as if

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Shane Shick

Will Ford’s Waterfront revamp endanger $1 B in tech projects?

By Nestor E. Arellano  Monorails, malls and Ferris wheels are getting all the press these days as numerous Torontonians choke on their mayor’s call for a revamp of the Toronto Waterfront project.  The

Published on: September 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Residents fear waste from Apple supplier’s plant causes cancer

Environmental groups in China criticized Apple on Wednesday, alleging that it is employing suppliers that are damaging the environment and threatening the lives of residents. Apple, however, maintains the company has been vigilant

Published on: September 1st, 2011 Michael Kan

Video Rewind: David Suzuki gives frank advice about e-waste

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and few Canadians have been as influential in the green movement as environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki.ITBusiness.ca had a chance to talk with Suzuki Nov. 13, 2009 about proper

Published on: April 21st, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Discarded electronics can get you into Green Living Show for free

by Nestor Arellano Have you got an old TV set lying around at home, an outdated cell phone or a computer suddenly rendered obsolete by the latest laptop of tablet device? Don’t throw

Published on: April 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Swap out CRTs for flat screens to save money, power

Tight IT budgets are putting the squeeze on green technology initiatives in the small and medium sized business sector but a recent report from technology product provider CDW names five key areas where

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Dell trumps Apple on green report card

An environmental watchdog group has issued a new report card, giving Dell props for executing a program under which customers can easily return old gear for recycling by the manufacturer. Apple, which often

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Mark Sullivan

B.C.’s Green Party hires Toronto-based green IT provider

There's never a good time for your technology to fail, but Rebecca Helps still regrets that her database system crashed during the Green Party of British Columbia's annual general meeting.The executive director of

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canadian SMBs not walking the talk on IT recycling: Samsung

Small and medium sized Canadian companies overwhelmingly believe that recycling used IT products is the “right thing to do” but a majority of local SMBs admit they do not consider disposal of hardware

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

No more BS — use cow dung to power 1,000 servers

Reducing energy consumption in data centres, particularly with the prospect of a federal carbon tax, is pushing vendors to explore an ever-growing range of ideas. HP engineers say that biogas may, excuse this,

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Ontario’s e-waste recycling program needs total makeover

Ontario's electronic waste recycling program is performing below par. The antidote, say experts, is a multi-pronged approach that includes incentives for proper e-waste disposal and tough penalties for defaulters. Ontario's e-waste situation is

Published on: May 13th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

There’s gold in e-waste

There's more reason to cheer when Olympic champions in this years Vancouver 2010 Olympics don their gold, silver or bronze medals.Apart from their exceptional sports achievements, the top-notch athletes will also be playing

Published on: March 1st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Software can keep green roof over Torontonians’ heads

A new Toronto city bylaw requiring that certain new buildings install a green roof may bring big environmental benefits.The "green roof" stipulation is to reduce urban heat, lower energy consumption and ease storm

Published on: September 18th, 2009 Nestor Arellano