Digital Cleanup Day is taking place on 19 March 2022. Getting involved is simple - delete unnecessary data and files (such as duplicate photos and videos) from your devices, to reduce your carbon footprint and stop climate warming. With this action, together we can reduce the carbon footprint of humankind and slow down climate warming.
The Internet and the supporting systems produce 900 million tons of CO2 each year. At the same time, 90% of created data is a waste – it will never be accessed after its creation. This means we produce hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 and contribute to climate warming without anyone's benefits.
The carbon footprint of the Internet and the supporting systems account for about 4% of global greenhouse emissions which is equal to the amount produced globally by the airline industry. The ICT sector is predicted to consume 20 percent of the world's total energy by 2030.
Let's Do It World has created the initiative Digital Cleanup Day - a global effort to reduce our digital footprint. You can visit the Digital Cleanup Day webpage by clicking here.