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Green IT: introduction ๐ŸŒ

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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:

"๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™˜๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ž๐™ข๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ง๐™š๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ข๐™ž๐™˜, ๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™œ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™›๐™ค๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™– ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ž๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™˜๐™๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™œ๐™ฎ."

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).




๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Š๐ : quantity of chemical products ๐Ÿงช required to make a computer ๐Ÿ’ป , but also 240Kg of fuel ๐Ÿ”ฅ and 1.5 tonnes of water ๐Ÿ’ง .

๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ% ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ—๐ŸŽ% of Waste ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling is not โŒ abiding by global regulations.

๐Ÿ’% is the internet ๐ŸŒ part of the global greenhouse gas emissions, which is 50% more than global air transport โœˆ๏ธ over one year.

*๐Ÿ At the global scale, the global digital footprint is 2 times greater than France's footprint.

๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽ% of the internet bandwidth is dedicated to video ๐Ÿ“บ streaming while 15% is only for Netflix.




๐‹๐จ๐ฐ-๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ก: using or requiring only low technology ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ. ex: "low-tech water-purifying and solar-heating systems"

๐„๐œ๐จ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง: producing goods and services that meet your customers' needs ๐Ÿ™‚ while:

๐Ÿ‘‰ using the minimum levels of resources

๐Ÿ‘‰ having a minimum impact on the environment and society

๐’๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ: economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources ๐ŸŒ.

ex: "international policies should support sustainable development"

๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐จ๐›๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ: using the Internet and technology in a more mindful ๐Ÿง  and responsible way as opposed to cutting โœ‚๏ธ it out entirely.

๐†๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ก: technology whose use is intended to mitigate or reverse โ†ฉ๏ธ the effects of human activity on the environment.

ex: "investment in natural infrastructure and green technologies would also create valuable new โ€˜green collar jobs"

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