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3 Do you know?

4 Of the 7.2 billion people on this planet, Source:

5 over 3 billion people use the internet. Source:

6 And over 6.8 billion people use a mobile phone. Source:

7 And over 1.2 trillion gigabytes of data are being stored in data farms across the planet... Source:

8 ... which is projected to grow to 40 trillion gigabytes by 2020. Source:

9 The internet releases around 830m tonnes of CO 2 a year. Source:

10 That’s as much as all the coal, oil and gas burned in Turkey or Poland, or more than half of the fossil fuels burned in the UK. Source:

11 The internet uses approximately 10% of the electricity generated on the planet. Source:

12 There were 1.2 trillion Google searches conducted last year. Source:

13 Every Google query on average has to travel 2414 kms to a data center and back to return the answer to the user. Source:

14 A single Google query uses 1000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer. Source:

15 Over 4 billion videos are viewed on YouTube everyday. Source:

16 10 minutes of YouTube viewing is equivalent to 1gm of carbon. Source:

17 And the average YouTube video view is 4 minutes x 4 billion views globally everyday. Source:

18 Globally, we send 196 billion emails everyday. Source:

19 In the time it has taken you to read this slide 20 million emails have been sent. Source:

20 There are approximately 2.3 million emails sent every second. Source:

21 Carbon footprint of an email: 0.3g CO 2 e: spam email 4g CO 2 e: standard email 50g CO 2 e: email with large attachment. CO 2 e = Carbon dioxide equivalent carbon dioxide (86%), methane (7%), nitrous oxide (6%) and refrigerant gases (1%) Source:

22 Average daily users of Facebook: 890 million.

23 Average time spent on Facebook per visit: 17 minutes. Source:

24 Photos uploaded to Instagram: 1.8 million every second. Source:

25 How much time do you spend on Facebook? Find out here:

26 Do you know that g lobal carbon emissions from computer technology …

27 … are almost as high as emissions generated by the aviation industry. Source:

28 Some studies estimate the internet will be producing 20% of the world’s greenhouse gases in a decade. Source:

29 We all have a right to use computer technology

30 BUT

31 it is also our responsibility to make sure it does no harm …

32 socially Find out about bullying online: at ReachOut

33 or

34 environmentall y

35 The atmosphere knows no borders.

36 There are many ways to use computer technology sustainably.

37 Turn off your computer when not in use.

38 Upload to the ‘cloud’ only the photos and files you really need to keep

39 and

40 Monitor the carbon produced by your technology Get the MyCarbonCapture app

41 MyCarbonCapture You can keep track and offset the carbon emissions generated by your smart phone or tablet with the MyCarbonCapture app. This will support subsistence farmers in Timor Leste to plant and maintain new community forests. Australian schools, businesses and governments are encouraged to take responsibility for the carbon emissions generated from their technology use and support farming communities Timor Leste. Get the App here

42 Replenish the planet with everything you do.


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