Tip #5: Clean your inmail box!New practices such as emailing, social media, web searches contribute to increasing exchanges and sharing information quicker. But they are energy-consuming equipments. Facts & Figures:
- In 2015, the number of emails sent/received per day worldwide totalled over 205 billion. This figure is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 3%, reaching over 246 billion by the end of 2019.
- In France, 29 millions Internet users total 946 searches a year representing an emission of 287600 tons of carbon equivalent and equalling 1.5 million kms covered by a car. Here are a few tips to easily reduce your impact on the climate:
- Emails: limit the number of people you send to, optimize the size of attachements (zip files) and delete them when answering back.
- Searches on the Internet: make your search as precise as possible with key words to limit the number of servers required by the search engine. Key in the complete website addresses or keep them as favourites. This can cut the greenhouse gas emissions by 4.
- Material: when you buy a PC, be aware that a laptop consumes 50 to 80% less that a desk computer. And when your computer comes to the end of its life, try to recycle as much as you can.