Just about everyone is familiar with the way technology works, and people absolutely love it. Technology has opened up tons of chances and opportunities to enjoy different areas of life. Yes, it is all incredible because of what technology is capable of, but is it really all that good? Right now, people are focused on the good things about tech and how it’s being used. Although, have you ever thought about how technology is causing environmental damages. This is a matter that doesn’t come across many people’s minds, but it’s something that shouldn’t be overlooked. Most of us often focus on more physical matters like making phone calls or using the computer.
What we should really keep our interests on is the ‘invisible’ counterpart, better known as the internet. There are a lot of things that involve the internet that add to the damage being caused on the environment. We are all indirectly responsible for damaging the environment by doing a number of things. Whether it’s watching an episode on Netflix, posting something on Twitter, or even each time you send an email. Factors like these contribute to the digital carbon footprint.
Exactly What Is A Digital Carbon Footprint?
First, you have to be familiar with what a digital carbon footprint really is. It’s the transmission of data via the internet can be very polluting, contributing to 4% of our greenhouse gas emissions. It takes a lot of energy to run the processes of the millions of physical servers in data centres. The kicker is that a lot of that energy comes from power sources that emit carbon dioxide into the air.
The transmission of data via the internet can be very polluting, contributing to 4% of our greenhouse gas emissions. This is because it is a process that requires millions of physical servers in data centres around the world, all taking a lot of energy to run. Unfortunately, much of that energy comes from power sources that emit carbon dioxide into the air. Needless to say, its time that we generate more awareness on how our digital lives can affect the planet. Mainly because technology is going to constantly grow while continuing to be a huge part of everyone’s daily lives.
Now, Viessmann wants to help spread that awareness of what it takes to reduce your digital carbon footprint. There are a number of ways to help reduce your contribution to carbon emissions. Some methods are super simple and easy to do so that you can have a significant impact on reduction. One method is by replacing old boilers so you can increase efficiency!
There are several ways to reduce our digital usage, being aware of those options is going to make a huge difference. So, are you ready to tackle the world’s digital carbon footprint?