Sustainable computing represents the set of technologies aimed at reducing the ecological, environmental and social footprint of information and communication technologies (ICT). To achieve these objectives, green IT wants to limit the consumption of energy and greenhouse gases, reduce the carbon footprint and democratize eco-responsible practices.
This involves a large number of measures, such as the use of videoconferencing to reduce travel by car or plane, reducing the energy of processors, sorting out emails or even favoring the use of recycled materials. Sustainable computing concerns the practices of companies as well as those of individuals.
Digital pollution is more than ever at the heart of debates, in particular due to the proliferation of technological tools in recent years. According to ADEME, CO² emissions from IT systems are due half to the operation of the Internet (data transport and storage, manufacture and maintenance of the network infrastructure) and half to the manufacture of IT equipment (computers , smartphones, tablets, etc.).
The internet in general consumes a lot of electricity. 416.2 TWh per year to be more precise.
To give you some perspective, it’s more than the UK as a whole. From data centers and transmission networks to the devices we hold in our hands, it all consumes electricity and in turn produces carbon emissions.
There is a website that will allow you to test the impact of your website on the planet
This free tool allows you to make estimates on several indicators:
- CO2 emissions per page viewed and what this represents over one year (with illustrations);
- Annual energy consumption ;
- The type of energy used by the hosting servers (renewable sources or not).
For example, the YouTube home page is considered more polluting than 72% of web pages tested by the tool: 1.73g of CO2 are released each time a user views it. Every 10,000 views, this represents 208kg of CO2 equivalent released into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to what 10 trees absorb in 1 year or the electricity needed by an electric car to travel 3,092 kilometers.
Note: the most effective site tested and that of the Elon Musk foundation with 0.009g of CO2 per page viewed but a very spartan design …
To test your site :—> Websitecarbon.com
- Improve your digital management
By setting up a page with a dedicated Url that will allow you to achieve your business objectives without needing a clean website and to benefit from the positive impact of the digital solution on the environment.
- Benefit from features common to all
With the Spotyride digital solution, you benefit from all the features of a Marketplace without having the drawbacks, and also have access to a module for managing your activities and products. Highlight all your services in a few clicks in order to access a hyper targeted community, while preserving the environment, this is what the solution offers you.
- E-commerce and online payment
With an integrated e-commerce and payment solution allowing you to limit your multiple digital transactions, you become de facto virtuous in the process ….
We have really taken care from the development of the specifications of the Spotyride solution until its final realization to ensure that each line of code and each of the available functionalities have the least possible digital impact, in order to limit our CO2 emissions.
The digital check is available to all small businesses that meet certain criteria. It is up to € 500 in aid.
The Digital Check is open for:
- Companies with between 0 and 9 employees.
- Which were administratively closed due to covid during the second lockdown.
- Which, without having been closed, are part of the trade and craft sectors.
Until June 31, 2021
If you take out an 18-month subscription for a value of € 820 including as part of your listing on the Spotyride market place
- your website as a digital page
- management and e-commerce tools (click & collect or shipping mode for shops, and products such as gift cards, passes, etc.)
- support in the construction of your offer and in your SEO work
- no commission fees within a limit of € 2,500 for online sales