EVENT: UC Tech Earth Hour gathering – Join us on April 12 

Earth Hour - Responsible Tech April 12th

Join members of the UC Tech community on Friday, April 12 from 2-2:45, for an insightful discussion and gathering in observance of Earth Hour, as we explore the critical topic of responsible technology in an increasingly complex tech landscape. We are honored to be joined by several members of the UC Office of the President’s sustainability committee. 

Event Details

Responsible Tech – An Earth Hour Gathering [Registration link]

Thursday, April 12, 2024, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Host: UC Office of the President
Contact: Laurel.Skurko@UCOP.edu


This Earth Hour event provides a valuable opportunity to connect with colleagues and peers across the UC system who share an interest in ensuring that as technology continues to advance in our lives and society, it does so in a way that is responsible, sustainable, and beneficial to all.


Possible topics to be discussed include:

  • How can we incorporate sustainability criteria into the decision-making process for new tech projects?
  • What are some best practices for reducing energy consumption in our IT infrastructure?
  • What are some approaches to making AI and big data systems more energy-efficient?
  • How can we foster a culture of innovation that prioritizes sustainability alongside other business objectives?


The UC Tech community listed the environment/sustainability as one of their core interests in a survey conducted last spring. We welcome all members of the community to discuss their involvement and/or interest in sustainability during this casual, online meet-up. LaurelSkurko@ucop.edu


Laurel Skurko, Marketing & Communications, IT Services, UC Office of the President
Laurel Skurko
Marketing & Communications
UC Office of the President