By 2025, communication tech's carbon emissions will surpass all countries except China, India, and the U.S.
Anticipated climate shifts are predicted to lead to an extra 250,000 deaths annually from 2030 to 2050.
The internet is responsible for roughly 3.8% of worldwide carbon emissions, a figure that grows as our appetite for data increases.
Moreover, web technologies are increasingly linked to spreading discord, diminishing privacy, encouraging questionable choices, and, in certain regions, jeopardizing individual liberties and societal welfare.
The solution (Well part of it)
When a website loads, the energy consumed is generally related to the volume of data exchanged.
Consequently, decreasing the overall size of your website also diminishes its environmental impact.
There are many other factors at play, however, read more about it here.
Several websites exemplify outstanding performance while accomplishing much and maintaining a minimal carbon footprint.
We are proud to set forth our ambitious goals that intertwine our business milestones with environmental stewardship. As we progress towards these significant markers of 250,000, 500,000, and 1,000,000 scanned websites, we pledge to make donations of $250, $500, and $1,000 respectively to OneTreePlanted.org.
Enter co2.observer, a groundbreaking webapp that not only estimates the CO2 emissions per page view of any website but also provides a badge to showcase your site's eco-friendliness.
As we continue to grow and reach new heights, we are excited to share that upon reaching the half-million mark of 500,000 scanned websites, we will celebrate this significant achievement by doubling our previous pledge. We will donate $500 to OneTreePlanted.org, supporting their noble cause of reforestation and contributing to a more sustainable future.
We are on the verge of an extraordinary milestone, and your support has been pivotal. When we hit the monumental tally of 1,000,000 scanned websites, we will commemorate this landmark by donating $1,000 to OneTreePlanted.org. This is not just a donation but a testament to our shared commitment to the environment. It's a way to give back to our planet, ensuring that with every website we scan, we are also contributing to the health and longevity of Earth's precious ecosystems. Let's make every scan count towards a greener tomorrow!