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Greening The Net

46:20 Min
Greening The 'Net

Greening The 'Net: The Internet's Unseen Carbon Footprint - How Can We Reduce It?

18 Jan 2021 10:00pm
Life has gotten more digital than ever before. But when it comes to greenhouse gases, the Internet is responsible for 2% of global emissions. What can be done, is being done to green the ‘net?
About the Show

Life has gotten more digital than ever before. And the plusses of that for the environment has been clear…as in clear skies and clean air. What is not so clear however is this: when it comes to greenhouse gases, the Internet is responsible for 2% of global emissions. If the Internet were a country, it would be ranked as the sixth largest polluter in the world.

But the Internet is here to stay, so what can be done to make it greener? From individuals not hitting Reply All on emails or turning off Auto Play for videos, to data centres running on green energy and search engines giving back to the environment, host Prerna Pant looks at all the various ways we are Greening The ‘Net.

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