[bestbits] EuroDIG sustainable access roundtable

Michael Oghia mike.oghia at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 05:51:28 EDT 2017

(apologies for cross-posting)

Dear colleagues,

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Michael Oghia. I am a young
professional who entered the Internet governance community a little less
than two years ago, largely thanks to the Internet Society awarding me an
ambassadorship to the 2015 Internet Governance Forum.

Since then, I have dedicated myself to sustainable accessibility (including
the relationship between sustainability and the Internet, as well as
speaking about it). Now, I am organizing and moderating my first roundtable
as a community member next week: Workshop 11
<https://eurodigwiki.org/wiki/WS_11_2017> at the European Dialogue on
Internet Governance (EuroDIG).

Especially given the current political climate, the timely workshop will
focus on sustainable access and digital pollution, specifically how *we
cannot legitimately address Internet access without addressing
sustainability*. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Mike Hazas of the University of
Lancaster, a sustainable ICT researcher and one of the people who
originally inspired me to start investigating the relationship between the
Internet and sustainability.

*We are also going to have on-site e-waste recycling bins available in case
anyone has e-waste they need to discard but are unsure of how or where to
do so, so please bring it with you to Tallinn if you are traveling to

In case any of you are interested in this session, join us either in person
in Tallinn or online on *Wednesday, June 7 at 2:00 PM (GMT+3) *(details in
the attached photo). You can also check out our wiki page at:

Many thanks to Chris Buckridge of the RIPE NCC for all of his support, and
to EES-Ringlus <http://eesringlus.ee/>, a local Estonian e-waste recycling

And thank you to everyone who continues to encourage me to be part of this
community and help keep the Internet open, free, and sustainable.

Warmest regards,

Michael J. Oghia
EuroDIG 2017 focal point (WS 11 <http://eurodigwiki.org/wiki/WS_11_2017>)
Independent #netgov consultant & editor

Belgrade, Serbia
Skype: mikeoghia
Twitter <https://www.twitter.com/MikeOghia> *|* LinkedIn
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