Yesterday I submitted my session "Green tech thinking" to the Drupalcon Amsterdam. I really hope it gets approved and I have a chance to talk about this important subject.
The response in social media after I posted my proposal has been inspiring. There is clear interest in the subject. Green values are a hot topic of today and I believe I have a pretty good chance to get accepted.
I know there is a lot of talk going on around the subject but so far the environmental impact of the internet is often overlooked. It's easy to dismiss as the individual numbers are quite low. Nobody's internet usage alone contributes that much to the overall. But the sheer number of global internet users really adds up.
It is estimated that the CO2 emissions of the whole internet is about 2% of the total global emissions. That's on par with the aviation industry. One of the industries often brought up in the discussions as the worst contributor to the climate change. And looking at the projections, the growth of the internet usage will ensure it's leaving the aviation industry far behind in just a few years. As an industry expert I feel it's my responsibility to do something about the thing.