‘Carbon Footprint’ Videos

  • How better performing websites can help save the planet

    WordCamp Kochi (കൊച്ചി) 2019Speaker: Jack Lenox

    September 26, 2022 — The web has a dirty secret. Its carbon footprint is larger than that of global air travel. The energy consumed by the Internet from non-renewable sources makes it the largest coal-fired machine on earth.

    This talk offers practical steps to reduce the environmental impact of our work and promote a better future.

  • WordPress for the future

    WordCamp Glasgow 2020Speaker: Simon Kraft

    April 22, 2020 — Every time, you load a website — even this one — a certain amount of carbon is emitted to the atmosphere. These emissions are tied to the amount of energy consumed in the process of delivering the websites content to your browser.
    Let’s explore options for both, reducing your own websites greenhouse gas emissions and helping others to do the same by making a third of the web smarter, leaner and more efficient.

  • Zero Carbon WordPress

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Tom Greenwood

    June 22, 2017 — The internet appears clean on the surface but in fact contributes 300m tonnes of CO2 a year, or 1% of global emissions.

    WordPress is one of the world’s largest communities of “web creators”, shaping the code, design and content of roughly a quarter of websites worldwide.

    Inspired by the landmark agreement made in Paris in November 2015, we should now unite here in Paris in 2017 as a global community to use the power of WordPress to help tackle climate change. We can harness our collective power to publish content that inspires and educates, to design and develop sites that use less energy, to power our hosting on clean renewable energy sources, to run sustainable web businesses and organise green events as a community.

    WordPress can lead the way and set an example globally in how to move towards a zero web, and a zero world.