Read my latest blog post on the perspective-enhancing magic of attending the Ecocity World Summit, where Al Gore was the keynote speaker, and all the fun sustainable moments in my meanderings around in Melbourne, Australia.
There are some interesting nuggets in this article, and for a sustainable organizing-y take on file storage, how's this for size?
The cloud is made out of carbon
Cloud storage may save trees from being logged for paper, but that doesn’t make it carbon neutral. According to Justin Adamson, a Stanford graduate in Atmosphere and Energy Engineering, storing 100 gigabytes of data (about 100 average movies) in the cloud each year would result in a carbon footprint of about 0.2 tons of CO2 (based on the U.S. electric mix) — the equivalent of flying from New York to Los Angeles.
So if you want to safeguard your files in the most carbon efficient way, consider using physical hard drives. You can also opt for other cloud storage options or web hosting services like Ionos that are powered largely by renewable energy. Get into the habit of regularly de-cluttering your digital closets, ensuring there are no useless apps, redundant back ups or old movies that can be permanently erased to lighten your carbon footprint. ... See MoreSee Less
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