Today, digital technology has invaded our daily lives, whether at work or in our social life. And contrary to belief, digital is not without consequences on the environment. However, there are simple ideas to reduce your impact.
Today, digital represents 4 % of the world’s production of greenhouse gases, and the weight of the digital may even be multiplied by two by the year 2025. The effects on the planet are not limited to these only effect gases emissions, since these tools or numerical solutions are presented, by a large number of ecological associations, such as a threat silent for the environment. Simple solutions exist to reduce this environmental impact. Here are the first 3 tips to reduce this environmental impact.
Focus on the essential and close all of the tools you don’t need
Reduce its environmental impact starts by limiting the volume of data exchanged on the Internet. The programs, which you do not need, must be closed (or the application on your Smartphone), the unused tabs also, and you can reduce a little more in this volume by emptying regularly the cache of your computer. Less data exchange, it is an Internet browsing less energy, and the more you offer more efficiency and speed to your computer/smartphone/tablet.
Redefine your report to the e-mail and make sure of the relevance of your recipients
Each hour, between 8 and 10 billion e-mails are exchanged throughout the world, and when you know that a digital data travels on average of 15.000 kilometers, one can imagine the significant impact on our planet. Start by regularly checking your mailing lists (By deciding to send your email to 10 people rather than one, you multiply by 4 the impact of environmental).
Be organized and keep only the essential
The Internet and the digital seem to be able to store everything in. But did you know, that by deleting 30 emails per day, you save the equivalent of the consumption of a light bulb for a day. This is the time to make great, and to take the opportunity to opt out of the newsletter and other mailings not wanted.