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Re-learn the Cloud Sustainably


3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

The Cloud contributes to 4% of the world's carbon emissions. It's time to think about using the cloud differently to fight climate change.

Hosted by

Aerin Booth

Cloud Sustainability Advocate & Host of 'Public Cloud for Public Good' Podcast

Course overview

The Cloud may be causing more harm than good and you can be part of the solution

The internet, technology and cloud computing account for 4% of the worlds carbon emissions, more than twice the emissions in the airline industry.

By 2030 it's expect that this could double and over 8% of all carbon emissions could come from technology & Cloud Computing!

Join us on a 3-week inspirational journey with over 6 industry experts as we teach you how to use the cloud more sustainably and efficiently.

The world needs people like you to stand up and start using the cloud more sustainably. Join this course if you are...


A technology leader or executive struggling to make your business more sustainable and meet your regulatory requirements.

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A developer worried about Climate Change and regrets that we taught sand how to think.

You want to make the world a better place.



A FinOps practitioner or Cloud Leader struggling to get devs to care about saving money instead of the latest tech fad.

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If you are struggling to get out of bed in the morning and you find yourself daydreaming about quitting tech and starting a farm.


What you’ll get out of this course

"Reconnect with nature" in order to rekindle a passion for saving the world and our planet against the impacts of climate change.

We will be joined by psychologist and ecotherapist, Darlene DeRose.

We will explore ecotherapy in order to help you reconnect back with nature and deal with climate grief.

Reflect with others to identify your personal values and what you're most proud of.

Understand what it truly means to be "ethical in tech" and how technology really impacts society.

Anne Currie will help us get to grips with the ethical dilemma's of working in tech.

Can what we build be truly ethical when it's not scalable for all?

2.8 Billion people on this planet have never used the internet our desire for growth shows no signs of slowing down.

Explore how to map out a more sustainable future with "Wardley Mapping"

Learn from the 'thought lord' himself, Simon Wardley, about the next generation of business and technology.

We need to think better when it comes the purpose of services we build and we can use Wardley Mapping to understand the true landscape we are operating in.

Learn about the "The Real World Impact of Data Centres"

We'll be joined by John Booth, chair of the Energy Efficency group at the Data Centre Alliance and Technical Director for the National Data Centre Academy.

Learn from a real expert on physical data centres to truly understand the harrowing impact of hyper-scale data centres.

Discover how to really "Architect for Sustainability" in the Cloud.

Adrian Cockcroft, former VP of Sustainable Architecture at Amazon who will share what it really takes to be sustainable when using the cloud.

AWS talks about Security as job zero but it's time to look at the cloud through the lens of sustainability.

Being more Open will save the world

Silona Bonewald, executive director at IEEE SA Open will explain how the next generation of open technology will be key to ensuring we have a sustainable future.

We all need contribute by building open source services, sharing open data and building on open hardware.

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Join an upcoming cohort

Re-learn the Cloud Sustainably

First Cohort

£500 GBP


Apr 10 - 28, 2023

Payment Deadline

Apr 9, 2023

What people are saying

        Thank you so much for today's talk!! I thought it was phenomenal and so great that you're out there sharing this stuff. Will be checking out your podcast today - feel v inspired so thank you again!!!
Kate Bryan

Kate Bryan

Product Developer, AND Digital
        Huge amount of love/appreciation for that session. I could tell people were engaged and the feedback during and after folks pinged to me has been super positive. Lots of discussion throughout on our internal Slack.
Jacob Clark

Jacob Clark

Engineering Practice Group Lead, AND Digital
        We met briefly at the AWS summit on London after your presentation. You'll be pleased to know we're implementing some of the learning and knowledge shared there as working practices and design principals at Aviva.  We're adding a design principal around conscious choice on coding languages.
Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Platform Manager, Aviva

Meet your instructor

Aerin Booth

Aerin Booth

Host of "Public Cloud for Public Good" Podcast, Cloud Sustainability Advocate & Founder of 'Cloud Sustainably'

In 2021 I left my last full time role as the 'Head of Cloud' at the UK Home Office, at the time we were the largest European public sector consumers of cloud computing.

As an experienced product manager, I led the creation of our Cloud Centre of Excellence, organised training for 100's of staff and before I left saved the department over £10m on their cloud costs.

Even though it was an amazing role I felt like something was missing and left to start my own business.

I very quickly realised that what was missing was "doing something good for the world".

I felt that I was working on amazing things, but I couldn't see any link between my day-to-day work and how that was making the world a better place.

So, I set up a consultancy focused on reducing carbon emissions in the cloud and launched a podcast, Public Cloud for Public Good (PC4PG) | Podcast on Spotify.

I'm on a mission to get more developers talking about Sustainability and 'GreenOps' because I believe that the only way to save the world and reduce the carbon impact of tech is by coming together as a tech community to push for more sustainable practices.

And unless politicians catch up with regulations and policy changes it may be the only way we can mitigate the biggest impacts of climate change.

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Course schedule

5-8 hours per week
  • Course Kick Off! - 10th April

    4:00pm to 5:00pm BST

    Get ready for an exhilarating course kick-off! Join our dynamic introduction, featuring an engaging overview, lively Q&A, and a chance to clarify your learning goals.

    Let's embark on this transformative journey together!

  • Workshop 1: Reconnect with Nature with Darlene DeRose - 11th April

    4:00pm to 5:30pm BST

    Dive into out the nature therapy workshop, emphasising the importance of prioritising our ecosystems and natural world.

    Discover a sustainable perspective and reconnect with nature through ecotherapy.

  • Workshop 2: Being Ethical in Tech with Anne Currie - 13th April

    4:00pm to 5:30pm BST

    As you embrace sustainability, let's delve into technology's influence on our planet.

    In this workshop, engage with philosophical concepts to scrutinize the ethics behind your work. Discover if your contributions align with a greener future

  • Workshop 3: Mapping Out a Sustainable Future with Simon Wardley - April 17th

    4:00pm to 5:30pm BST

    Master Wardley Mapping to strategize, innovate, and drive sustainable growth. Our workshop will allow you to map a "green tech" concept, learn strategic planning, and envision a sustainable future in just 90 minutes.

  • Workshop 4: Architecting for Sustainability with Adrian Cockcroft - 21st April

    4:00 to 5:30 BST

    An invigorating 90-minute workshop, where we'll explore how to design eco-friendly systems that improve our natural world.


    By viewing traditional requirements like security and resilience through a lens of sustainability we'll also illuminate cloud omputing's carbon impact.

  • Workshop 5: The Real World Impact of Data Centres with John Booth - 24th April

    4:00pm to 5:30pm BST

    An eye-opening workshop unveiling the true face of modern cloud data centers (beyond the hype).

    John will reveal the true impact that data centres have on our environment, ecoystems and even our society.

    Get ready to walk away thinking differently about deploying to the cloud.

  • Workshop 6: Being Open will Save the World with Silona Bonewald - 27th April

    4:00pm to 5:30pm BST

    Discover the crucial role of open source in combating climate change and forging a sustainable future. Our speaker will unveil the significance of ethical open source practices for governments and policymakers worldwide.

    Get ready to be inspired to join the open source movement.

  • Midweek Reflections - Every Wednesday

    11am BST & 11am PCT

    Escape the midweek hustle and immerse yourself in our relaxing hangouts!

    Join me every week for an expertly crafted break that provides a serene haven for reflection and relaxation before lunch.

    Unwind and ponder your progress while discovering your deeper purpose in life.

  • Social Celebrations - Every Friday

    12pm to 1pm & 6pm to 8pm BST

    Celebrate Fridays with vibrant social gatherings!

    Embrace the chance to connect, bond, and transform casual 'course mates' into lasting friendships.

    These delightful social events foster an atmosphere of camaraderie where you can create memories that extend beyond the course.

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Join an upcoming cohort

Re-learn the Cloud Sustainably

First Cohort

£500 GBP


Apr 10 - 28, 2023

Payment Deadline

Apr 9, 2023

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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3 Weeks