Digital Carbon Footprint
A digital carbon footprint is the CO2 emissions resulting from the production, use and data transfer of digital devices and infrastructure.
Every minute spent scrolling, browsing the internet, streaming a video all contribute to our digital carbon footprint. Global email usage generates as much CO2 as having 7 million extra cars on the road. If each email user in the UK sent 1 less email per day, we could reduce emissions by 16,433 tonnes of CO2; the equivalent of 81,152 flights from London to Madrid.
Carbon Footprint Resources
What can you do:
Turn your laptop screen brightness down
Turn your devices OFF not on standby or sleep mode
Purge (delete) your emails regularly
Send less emails per day if you can
Try and spend less time aimlessly scrolling on Instagram, Tiktok and others (we know its addictive )
The University of Worcester is collaborating with Sanctuary Group and Platform Housing Group to make Carbon Literacy training available to staff across the three organisations and with Worcester Students’ Union to offer to all their students.
Carbon Literacy training is an opportunity for colleagues to learn about the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprints. During the training, we will explore ways to reduce our carbon footprints both as individuals and on a group basis, with the aim of empowering colleagues to bring climate change solutions to our daily lives and decision making inside and outside of our work.