Did you know that the internet is thought to produce about the same carbon emissions as the aviation industry’s fuel consumption? And if the internet was a country it would be the sixth biggest polluter in the world. Shocking isn’t? Tech provides wonderful opportunities to find ways to reduce our carbon emissions, but in itself has a significant environmental cost, which most of us aren’t conscious of. In this talk we’ll discuss why & how tech and building websites has an environmental impact. We’ll look at tools and techniques you can use to lessen your impact, whether you are responsible as a developer, designer or content creator. And of course, not only do these tools and techniques help your green credentials, they nearly always result in better performance and better user experiences too.
Freelance WordPress developer and speaker. Co-org for @GreenTech_SWest meetup & volunteer with @climateActTech .
We’re always looking for speakers, so do drop us a line, regardless of your experience, we’re all about first time speakers.
If you’re looking for ideas, a few of the topics we’re keen to hear about are: