As you may be aware the internet is responsible for nearly 4% of global carbon emissions, almost double that of aviation industry, and uses 10% world’s electricity (only behind USA and China), majority of which is from fossil fuels. Websites are a key contributor to this consumption.

The average website is responsible for 2 to 2.5 grams of CO2 and heavy websites even 7-8 grams of CO2, every time someone visits a web page (see video). As an example with just 4,500 monthly page views, the average website produces over 100 kilograms of CO2 per year, which amounts to driving 483 kilometers in a standard fossil fuel car. These figures add up to the enormous carbon footprint now we are witnessing.

More worryingly, internet’s carbon emissions are set to double by 2025.

Shane Herath invites you to learn more about this process via the Eco-friendly Web Design workshop – online via Zoom (lot less carbon emissions compared to a few people driving to a location).

This interactive informal workshop will provide an introduction to Eco-friendly Web Design, Speed, Usability, Green hosting and moving towards carbon neutrality.

It will also feature feedback and findings from those ASP members who recently went through optimisations on their websites to reduce carbon emissions.

Register for the free online workshop here.

Photo by Eldar Allahverdiev on Unsplash

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