Making your business carbon neutral - Michael Dowdon

Welcome to Public Cloud for Public Good, a bi-weekly newsletter and podcast focused on making the world a better place. Whether that’s making peoples lives better, building services in the public & third sectors or thinking about coding more sustainably. This podcast is hosted by Aerin Booth, a Cloud Sustainability Consultant based in the UK.


This week Aaron is joined by Michael Dowdon, international keynote speaker, CEO of Andromeda Galactic Solutions, and President of FlexePark. As a leader with almost 30 years in the technology industry, he has worked alongside more than 100 companies to build human-centered solutions. Today we discuss the future of technology, coding and how he has set up his businesses to be more carbon neutral.


Michael’s chosen organisation for our £500 donation is Code.org, an education innovation non-profit dedicated to the vision that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education. For more information and to support them you can visit their website: https://code.org/


The organisation that we have chosen to shine a light on for this episode is OpenUK, a UK-based not-for-profit company which supports open source collaboration and open technologies within the United Kingdom. They are holding an event in Edinburgh on the 16th November 2022 focusing on sustainability. If you are thinking about attending then our host Aerin will be organising a sustainable data centre tour for the following day (17th Nov). We hope to see you there. For more info and to attend you can visit their website: https://openuk.uk/


This podcast is brought to you by Embue, a consultancy company helping businesses get a handle on their cloud spending and even reduce their environmental impact on the world at the same time: https://embue.co.uk

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