How to Reduce the Environmental Impact of the Digital Technologies you are Responsible for

February 17, 2021

PHP Leeds

The event hasn’t been published yet but the talk synopsis is:

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?

Digital technology provides wonderful opportunities 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 digital technologies (including servers, network infrastructure and code) have an environmental impact. We’ll look at tools and techniques you can use to lessen your impact, whether you are responsible as a sys admin, 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.