Green Software Foundation

Green Software


green software foundation

The Green Software Foundation is a non-profit with the mission to create a trusted ecosystem of people, standards, tooling and best practices for building green software.

The Green Software Foundation was born out of a mutual desire and need to collaborate across the software industry. Organizations with a shared commitment to sustainability and an interest in green software development principles are encouraged to join the Foundation to help grow the field of green software engineering, contribute to standards for the industry, and work together to reduce the carbon emissions of software.

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Our Focus Areas

Standards: Agreeing on standards, best practices and patterns for building green software.
Innovation: Nurture the creation of trusted open-source and open-data projects and supporting academic research.
Community: Facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of green software ambassadors.

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Steering members

General members

Our Team

Asim Hussain


Elise Zelechowski

Board Member | Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Sustainability, & Social Change at ThoughtWorks

Erica Brescia

Board Member | Chief Operating Officer at GitHub

Jeff Sandquist

Board Member | Corporate Vice President for Developer Relations at Microsoft

Sanjay Podder

Board Member | Technology Sustainability Innovation Lead at Accenture

Christian Ohrgaard

Board Representative | Chief of Staff to the COO at GitHub

Dan Lewis-Toakley

Board Representative | Green Cloud Lead & Senior Developer Consultant at ThoughtWorks

Neville Dubash

Board Representative | Associate Director, Technology Sustainability Innovation at Accenture

Patrick Chanezon

Board Representative | General Manager Cloud Developer Advocacy at Microsoft

Santiago Fontanarrosa

Board Representative | VP of Technology, Sustainable Business Studio at Globant

Toru Shimogaki

Head of Green Innovation Office and Head of Advanced Computing Technology Center at NTT DATA

Yusuke Kobayashi

Manager, Green Innovation Office at NTTDATA

How to join?

The Green Software Foundation is a diverse community of organizations representing academia, for-profits and non-profits, all sharing a mission to grow the field of Green Software Engineering. The Foundation is a neutral space managed by the Linux Foundation and designed to enable collaboration.

I want to join as an employee of an existing member organization.

Please contact your organizations representative.

I want to join as an individual contributor.

Currently, we are only accepting membership through an organization, non-profit or for-profit. Please join our newsletter to learn when individual contributor membership opens up.

I want to join as an organization.

We are accepting Steering (Membership level Policy) & General membership applications from organizations.

We welcome organizations that can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, either through a public sustainability commitment in the form of a page on your organization's website or through clear leadership in the space of sustainability and technology. Some examples of leadership might be (co)authoring papers or releasing open-source software related to the field.

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