Did you know the carbon footprint is present in all the activities carried out on the Internet?
These activities represent 4% of all gas emissions. It is estimated that by 2025 the percentage will double, and the result will be the equivalent of the emissions generated by cars worldwide.
That is why measuring the environmental impact caused by digital processes is vital to mitigate and neutralize the carbon footprint generated.
Here are some tips you can implement to reduce your digital carbon footprint:
1. Adjust the use of energy.
Set your computer to save electricity while asleep, and turn off your computer, monitor, and printer when you’re not using them.
2. Reduce the brightness of your screen.
Reducing the screen’s brightness can save up to 20% of the electricity consumed by the device.
3. Download instead of streaming.
Streaming music and videos increase your digital carbon footprint. If you download instead of streaming, you will download the data from the server only once.
4. Reuse searches.
Instead of processing a search, you can go directly to your destination, and the process will not add anything to your carbon footprint.
5. Close the tabs you don’t use.
The tabs or windows that you have opened and forgotten also consume. So, close them, and you will reopen them when necessary.
What are you waiting for?
Start limiting your environmental impact!