Be cool and dont feed the global warming with your digital trash!
Cloud computing, the internet, and other digital technologies are often regarded as ‘light and fluffy’, floating somewhere through the air. However, these services are supported by massive infrastructure that consumes an incredible quantity of resources.
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The digital sector consumes 10% of global electricity and emits 4% of all CO2? This is more than the entire aviation sector. A household internet router uses as much electricity as a refrigerator and the energy consumed by a single bitcoin transaction (~2250 kWh) could power an average US household for 2.5 months or a French household for nearly half a year. More than that, every digital action has a physical impact – a single online search uses as much electricity as a lightbulb for 1-2 minutes.
Digital trash creates digital pollution that continues to consume energy even when we have forgotten it. Digital trash sits in the backups on servers that provide us with cloud service and continue consuming electricity. The good news is that we can do something about it.
Digital Clean Day By World Cleanup Day Indonesia
From March 19, 2022, to April 19, 2022, World Cleanup Indonesia invites anyone, whether individuals, organizations/communities, or even companies, to clean up digital waste to celebrate Digital CleanUp Day 2022.
Here are steps we can all take to make a difference :
1. Clean your phone
Remove all rarely used applications. Apps that are rarely used consume your phone’s energy. Even when not in use. In addition, sort your data such as duplicate photos, junk files, and other not touched files. This improves performance and saves battery life on your phone.
2. Take Out All Digital Trash from Your Computer / Laptop
Delete files that are no longer important. Next, sort your files like files, documents, and songs. Videos, etc. Archive important files. When sorting files, be prepared to find things to amaze you!
3. Declutter your emails
How many mailing lists and email newsletters to you receive each week — 5, 15, 50? Whatever the number, how many of those did you actually sign up for and how many did you start receiving after a purchase, when the retailer added you to their email list?
Filter your email based on oldest and archive. Unsubscribe from newsletters you don’t read. Search for keywords to compile similar emails in the search bar for bulk deletes. Then, dare yourself to click the delete button.
4. Create New Settings
Think about how to avoid sending emails. You can use more digital co-working platforms. Save files in one cloud platform, so there is no need to save the same file on every computer.
A combination of individual, collective, legislative, and industrial measures can avert the climate crisis. It requires everyone to play a role, whether it’s deleting an email, donating an old laptop, or choosing an eco-conscious cloud service provider. Are you ready to take part ?
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World Cleanup Day Indonesia was introduced by Let’s Do It Indonesia in 2014, right after the Let’s Do It Asia Conference in Cebu, the Philippines. Let’s Do It Indonesia, which is an organization within the Let’s Do It World Movement, works with various communities to establish an organization of core national team to lead the largest cleanup action in the world. With the spirit of unity, communities from various backgrounds and other involving stakeholders, World Cleanup Day in Indonesia has been successfully held in 2018-2020.