How to make digital technologies more sustainable

September 22, 2022

Frankfurt and Main PHP user group

Talk given in my role at the Green Web Foundation.

Many people are still under the notion that digital is intrinsically green and even good for the environment. But if the internet was a country it would be the seventh biggest emitter of carbon in the world, and it’s thought to produce more carbon emissions than the aviation industry.

The cloud isn’t as fluffy and harmless as we’re led to believe…

In this talk, we’ll discuss how:

  • digital technologies cause climate impacts;

  • anyone can take meaningful action to improve the sustainability of the tech they build, manage, or use;

  • to spot greenwashing in the digital tech sector.