Internet is not green – or how much CO2 we consume on the web

Today I decided to see how much CO2 I consume with text messages, blog posts, emails, searches, servers… etc. 

Unfortunately there are not many sources online that talk about this, but at least it gives an image of where we’re at.

http://www.greenit.fr/article/materiel/telephone/un-sms-cest-combien-de-co2-2422

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/green-living-blog/2010/oct/21/carbon-footprint-email

http://ecologie.blog.lemonde.fr/2011/07/07/combien-de-co2-pesent-un-mail-une-requete-web-et-une-cle-usb/

https://blogs.oracle.com/rolfk/entry/your_co2_footprint_when_using

http://googleblog.blogspot.fr/2009/01/powering-google-search.html

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Harvard-Prof-Sets-Record-Straight-on-Internet-Carbon-Study-65794.html

Here are some infos on green internet:

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/global/usa/planet3/pdfs/clickingclean.pdf

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markpmills/2013/08/11/how-green-is-the-internet-wrong-question-how-big-is-the-internet-and-where-do-i-invest/

So…be good, be green! 

Iulia

credit photo: http://scuddy22.rssing.com/chan-12183591/all_p3.html

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