Great to see Microsoft supporting the repair of devices rather than habitual replacement of technology. With a 92% reduction in emissions and waste it really is a no brainer to use technology for longer.
Recent study shows that Europe and the USA are responsible for the majority of ecological damage caused by the overuse of resources. These countries need to cut resource use by 70%. This article stipulates the importance of repair, recycle and reuse as tools to cut resource use. Introducing remanufactured technology into your hardware supply chain is a tangible step you can make now.
US and Europe behind majority of global ecological damage, says study | Climate crisis | The Guardian
This article from Gartner shares strategies that can be taken to align businesses with a more circular approach to their supply chain. Adopting a circular approach to IT makes IT more sustainable. Read more here
The internet has a physical footprint as it requires electricity to run the datacentres, the networking infrastructure and the devices we use to access it. This electricity produces a carbon footprint. Websites that are designed in an energy efficient manner produce less carbon. The more autoplay video, high res images and content on a site, the more energy it takes show this content- meaning a greater carbon footprint for the page.
Our Low Carbon Mode reduces energy consumption by displaying darker colours.
"OLED screens that light up each pixel individually are becoming increasingly popular. They present an opportunity for digital designers to save energy. As you might expect, darker colours require less energy to illuminate, with black being the lowest energy colour and white being the most energy intensive." sustainablewebdesign.org
We were inspired to build a more energy efficient site through our friend Gerry McGovern and from learning about Wholegrain digital. We consciously designed and built this site to highlight this issue by showing a standard and low carbon mode. Our standard mode is ‘cleaner’ than 95% of all other websites tested and we’re focussed on continually improving this.
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