What do we know about our digital life?
We are 5 billion persons, 63% of the world's population using digital resources online.Nowadays our lives exist in the digital context, in a hybrid between our private, social and working lives.
The technological devices (smartphones,We are 5 billion persons, 63% of the world's population using digital resources online. computers, tablets, etc.) that are present in our daily lives are just the tip of the iceberg and we are the wheels that are connected to this source of interdependence.
All this activity has a huge environmental impact, estimated at around 4% of global CO2 emissions, and the prospect of a significant increase in the resources needed to meet the needs of this entire ecosystem.
Sending an email represents about 4 gr of CO2, if it has an attachment, it can easily reach 50 gr of CO2, which means that if we send an email with an attachment every day at the end of the year we emit about 18250 gr of CO2, similar to boiling 6 cups of tea every day during one year.
Now imagine a normal day in your organisation and try to make a monthly projection and what it represents.
Naturally there are already many digital service providers that have embedded in their systems models of energy cost reduction, as well as the use of energy from renewable sources.However, if we take into account that the application we are using is on a server that uses renewable energy and assume that our activity has no environmental impact, we are only assuming the tip of the iceberg refered before.