Infographic: The Carbon Footprint of the Internet

Published 22nd April 2021 by ClimateCare

Ever wondered how many carbon emissions are generated by online activity? Our updated infographic shows the level of CO2 emissions generated through emails, searches and cloud storage.

It also includes tips to reduce your internet carbon footprint by unsubscribing from email newsletters that no longer interest you, limiting your “reply all’s”, and using renewable-powered cloud services.

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The internet, email and cloud-based services have cut down on tonnes of physical resources like paper. But the carbon emissions produced from manufacturing, powering, and cooling computers, smartphones, and data centres can add up. The greening of the internet is the next endeavour in our hyperconnected era.

We can’t sit back and wait for the internet to become Net Zero - it’s todays emissions that cause tomorrow’s climate change. We all need to take full responsibility for our digital carbon footprint today.

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