I.T is ubiquitous nowadays.
So we have to care about how to make IT more sustainable.
That's why it should evolve where what call GREEN IT.
Let's define Green IT:
"𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙞𝙢𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙘, 𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩 𝙤𝙧 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚, 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙜𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙮."
Concretely, it means to set useful actions to reduce the footprint of a digital service depending on the user needs, and by considering all the digital product lifecycle (creation/use/destruction).
💯 ＳＯＭＥ ＦＩＧＵＲＥＳ：
𝟐𝟐𝐊𝐠: quantity of chemical products 🧪 required to make a computer 💻 , but also 240Kg of fuel 🔥 and 1.5 tonnes of water 💧 .
𝟕𝟎% 𝐭𝐨 𝟗𝟎% of Waste 🗑️ Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling is not ❌ abiding by global regulations.
𝟒% is the internet 🌐 part of the global greenhouse gas emissions, which is 50% more than global air transport ✈️ over one year.
*𝟐 At the global scale, the global digital footprint is 2 times greater than France's footprint.
𝟔𝟎% of the internet bandwidth is dedicated to video 📺 streaming while 15% is only for Netflix.
𝐋𝐨𝐰-𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡: using or requiring only low technology 🕯️. ex: "low-tech water-purifying and solar-heating systems"
𝐄𝐜𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧: producing goods and services that meet your customers' needs 🙂 while:
👉 using the minimum levels of resources
👉 having a minimum impact on the environment and society
𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources 🌍.
ex: "international policies should support sustainable development"
𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐨𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲: using the Internet and technology in a more mindful 🧠 and responsible way as opposed to cutting ✂️ it out entirely.
𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡: technology whose use is intended to mitigate or reverse ↩️ the effects of human activity on the environment.
ex: "investment in natural infrastructure and green technologies would also create valuable new ‘green collar jobs"
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