CNCF Cloud Native Sustainability Week

Cloud Native Sustainability Week is a global event where the CNCF community organizes local meetings around the theme of Cloud Native Sustainability. The Cloud Native Sustainability Week will take place in the second week of October 2023.

CNCF Cloud Native Sustainability Week Banner

The CNCF Global Week of Cloud Native Sustainability is an event organized by the CNCF TAG Environmental Sustainability and the wider Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) community to address the emerging topic of environmental sustainability in the cloud native industry and open source space. The event aims to engage with the community and IT industry as a whole, get a better understanding of the current environmental sustainability landscape, and promote collaboration and knowledge sharing on the topic.

During the second week of October 2023 (W41), the CNCF community groups around the globe will organize meetups in their cities with a focus on cloud native sustainability. These meetups can be organized by anyone interested in supporting the effort. Additionally, the CNCF Environmental Sustainability Technical Advisory Group (TAG ENV), will host a virtual meetup. The recordings of the virtual and recorded in person event will be uploaded to this playlist on YouTube.

Meetups around the globeDaily Blog postsVirtual Mini ConferenceDaily Livestreams on YouTube


We will host 21 local meetups happening across 16 countries and 4 continents. Below, you see a visual representation of all the local meetups.

Local Meetups

NrLocationDateEvent LinkName
1China, BeijingNov.4LinkSam Yuan, Jiaju Zhang
2China, ShanghaiNov.4LinkShane Wang, Hongbo Wang
3Brasil, São PauloNov.27LinkCarol Valencia
4Colombia, BogotaOct.26LinkIvan Camargo
5Colombia, MedellinOct.21LinkElias Quintero, Samantha Upegui
6France, ParisOct.10LinkAndrea Giardini, Tim Carry
7Germany, HamburgOct.10LinkLeonard Pahlke
8Germany, KarlsruheOct.10LinkAydin Mir Mohammadi
9Germany, MunichOct.9LinkAntonio Di Turi, Max Körbächer
10GuatemalaNov.23LinkSergio Méndez, Jefferson Molina
11India, BangaloreOct.14LinkNancy Chauhan, Prakash Mishra, Humble Devassy Chirammal
12India, ChennaiNov.5LinkManikandan, Vinothini, Vijayabharathi
13Italy, MilanOct.9LinkMichel Murabito, Federica Leonino
14Korea, SeoulOct.13LinkSeokho Son, Hoon Jo
15Luxembourg, LuxembourgOct.10LinkStéphane Este-Gracias (@sestegra)
16Netherlands, AmsterdamOct.9LinkAlessandro Vozza
17Norway, OsloOct.9LinkKristina Devochko
18Spain, BarcelonaOct.10LinkNiki Manoledaki, Imma Valls
19Switzerland, BernOct.10LinkJohann Gyger
20Taiwan, TaipeiOct.24LinkPhil Huang (@pichuang), Sarah Hsu, Moris Wu
21USA, South FloridaOct.19LinkAngel Ramirez, Hitomi Mizugaki, Cristher Castro
22USA, ColoradoOct.16LinkKaren Chu, Kris Woyna

Virtual Mini Conference on Oct.12

Virtual Mini Conference is a meetup organized by the CNCF Environmental Sustainability Technical Advisory Group (TAG ENV). It is a 2-hour event with presentations both from the community speakers and TAG ENV maintainers. You can find the event on the CNCF community page here. The recording can be found here.

Blog Posts

The blog posts will be published on the CNCF blog and on the TAG ENV blog.

DayBlog PostLink
Monday Oct.9Welcome to the Cloud Native Sustainability Week 2023Link
Tuesday Oct.10Reducing your environmental impact with the Linkerd service meshLink
Wednesday Oct.11Embracing Edge Computing with Kepler - A Dive into Remote Monitoring, Centralized Dashboarding, and VisualizationLink
Monday Oct.12Towards Optimized Microservices Performance & Sustainability via Istio, Kepler and Smart SchedulingLink
Friday Oct.13The road to Scaphandre v1.0 : Challenges and improvements to come on IT energy consumption evaluationLink

Livestreams on YouTube by kubesimplify with Host Saiyam (Civo) and Divya (Suse)

Monday Oct.9Henrik Rexed (Dynatrace)Link
Tuesday Oct.10Mark Bjornsgaard (Deep green)Link
Wednesday Oct.11Dheeraj Ravula (Avesha)Link
Thursday Oct.12David Aronchick (Expanso)Link
Friday Oct.13Saiyam (Civo) Divya (SUSE)Link

CNCF Cloud Native Sustainability Week Generic Engine

Event Goals

  1. Gain better insights into the current Cloud Native Sustainability Landscape: Engage with the community and IT industry as a whole to develop a deeper understanding of the Cloud Native Sustainability Landscape.
  2. Identify knowledge gaps: Recognize domain areas for cloud native environmental sustainability where further exploration and knowledge sharing is needed.
  3. Foster project collaboration: Encourage participants to actively collaborate on further development and improvement of existing projects and tools that pertain to the field of cloud native sustainability.
  4. Raise awareness: Enhance awareness and knowledge sharing around the topic of cloud native environmental sustainability.
  5. Promote TAG ENV and CNCF: Promoting the #tag-environmental-sustainability and raising awareness about the CNCF in general.
  6. Survey: distributing a survey to gather information on end user adoption of cloud native sustainability.
  7. Badges: providing badges from credly for organizers and potentially speakers.

This document describes the goals in more detail and the plan how we can achieve them.

Contact and Resources

Please reach out to us via the CNCF Slack workspace in the channel tag-env-sustainability, if you have any comments or questions. All resources are publicly accessible. If you are a meetup organizer, we have a tracking issue to collect input and questions.

Acknowledgements ✨

The event is organized solely by volunteers who dedicate their spare time, making it a true community effort. Without the collective contributions of everyone involved, this event would not have been possible. Thank you to each and every community member for your support and contributions!

Special thanks to Kristina Devochko, Leonard Pahlke, Nancy Chauhan, Mercy Bamiduro and the wider TAG ENV community to help organise the event. Many thanks to all the local meetup organizers and the entire CNCF team for their support.