The Digital and technological innovations have invaded our daily lives. And invisibly, these modern tools represent a danger that is invisible to the planet. Continuation and end of the existing solutions to reduce your environmental impact.
The daily use of digital tools is not without consequences on the environment. After the first, easy steps to adopt to reduce its environmental impact, we end this list to enable you to reconcile the pleasure of Digital, and environmental protection.
The cloud, danger silent for the planet
Save his personal data or any other file on the Cloud implies a consumption of energy to keep its data on the server farms. These real ” factory it ” stretch on surfaces that are impressive, often larger than the size of a football field and involve cooling systems, and security, even more harmful to the environment. Then think to erase the data you don’t absolutely need, or save them on an external hard drive.
Get organized and forget (a little) Google and the other search engines
It has become a habit, and as soon as you have a doubt and/or that you are looking for information, you type your query in the bar of your preferred search engine. Each time, it is not less than 180 millions of queries that are submitted to the u.s. leader Google. And each is equivalent to about 7 grams of CO2 emissions is the total of the equivalent of 1,300 return trips between Paris and New York. A sobering statistic, then participate in the reduction of these greenhouse gas emissions, saving your favorite sites in the favorites instead of typing in your search on Google and/or you are organising to bring together research of the same type. It is better to open it once in the day, a site information online rather than connect 5 or 6 times in the same day.
Reduce its power consumption, a simple gesture to (re)discover
Between the box, connected tv, your desktop computer or laptop, the voice assistant, the speaker is connected, … all of these groundbreaking devices are permanently connected and remain in standby mode even when you don’t use them. However, it is not required thata power strip with a switch to reduce this consumption is unnecessary. Something beneficial for the planet but also for your wallet, since the economy can reach 30 € per year.