The internet eats a truck load of energy – over 400TWh per year, in fact. For perspective, the whole of Australia consumes about 213TWh per year. Holy!
“From data centres to transmission networks to the billions of connected devices that we hold in our hands, it is all consuming electricity, and in turn producing carbon emissions.”
And even though Resonate websites are a drop in the ocean, I don’t want to be contributing to those numbers without mitigating the impact.
So I calculate the carbon footprint of each new website I build (you can calculate yours here). Then, plant trees in Australia every year to offset those emissions through Carbon Co.
I’ve also recently started using a carbon-negative search engine a not-for-profit search engine that plants a tree for every 45 searches you do. I don’t think it’s a good as Google, I still have Google bookmarked to use if needed. But the pros outweigh the cons. You can learn more and switch here.