Over the past decade, research on IS solutions for environmental sustainability evolved and produced a modest but firm body of knowledge. Despite this progressive understanding about ICT’s solution po-tential for environmental sustainability, our research practices seem widely unaffected by these insights. Most of us travel by air for work several times a year, to conferences, research stays, or guest lectures. Our community meetings do not seem well aligned with ecological goals. We research and apply tech-nologies, such as blockchain or artificial intelligence, without sufficiently acknowledging the enormous amounts of energy they consume. It raises the fundamental question: Do we practice what we preach? While recognizing the good intentions IS research pursues, should we no longer ignore the environmen-tal ‘elephant in the room’? In this inclusive panel discussion, we openly debate these issues. Thereby, we intend to capture the status-quo of the sustainability of our research practices and develop recom-mendations on how to improve it and ways of measuring the carbon footprint of some key activities.
Kranz, Johann; Zeiss, Roman; Beck, Roman; Gholami, Roya; Sarker, Saonee; Watson, Richard T.; and Whitley, Edgar, "PANEL 3: PRACTICING WHAT WE PREACH? REFLECTING ON ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE RESEARCH PRACTICES OF THE IS COMMUNITY" (2020). ECIS 2020 Panels. 1.